Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Gijón
273.422 inhabitants

Local contact

Mobility Department/ International Affairs and City Branding
Eduardo Fernández/ Laura González
Pz. Mayor 2, 3ª planta
33201 Gijón
++34 985 181364

Participation 2021

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
MORNING

Exhibition: Ideas competition to rebuild Fomento- Poniente seafront pathway. Venue: Campinos de Begoña. 16-30 septiembre

Presentation Ideas Citizen Participation Process. Venue: Campinos de Begoña. 12:00. Ana González. Mayor of Gijón

Free test of e-bikes. Presentation: "e-bikes, mobility, work and health" by Carlos Rodríguez. 30 Días en Bici. 10:00 - 14:00 h. Nueva zona peatonal del Muro de San Lorenzo (stair 7). Organised by : 30 Días en Bici A.C. y Decathlon City Gijón

AFTERNOON

Thematic Conference: Mobility and Health. Rafael Cofiño Fernández, General Director of Public Health. Principado de Asturias. Moderated by: Marco Antonio Luengo Castro. Director of the Municipal Foundation of Social Services. 19:00 h. Patio del Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto. Free entrance
17 September
AFTERNOON

Thematic Conference: Successful Strategies to promote the use of bikes in the cities. Speakers: Manuel Calvo (Sevilla experience); Belén Calahorro (Valencia experience); Silvia Casorrán Martos (Barcelona experience)

Moderated by: Eugenia García Sastre. Asturies Con Bici Coordinator. 18:00 h. Patio del Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto. Free entrance.
18 September
MORNING

Municipal Adult Bikeschool. Outdoor area Sport Palace. 10:00 - 12:00 h.

Route 4. Walking for living Programme: Nuevo Roces Path
10:00 h. Starting point: Contrueces (Guardia Civil Building). Final point: Parque de Montevil.

Organised by Municipal Foundation of Social Services and Municipal Sports Board.

Thematic Conference: Zero emissions areas in the region of Asturias.

 Introduction: Barcelona's experience, Antoni Poveda (Vicepresident of Transportation and Mobility. Barcelona Metropolitan Area).

 Round table:

-Gijón City Council
-Ignacio Cuesta Areces, Urban Planning, Environment, Infraestructures and Districts Deputy Mayor. Oviedo City Council.
-Pelayo García García, Mobility, Sustainability and Urban Planning Deputy Mayor. Avilés City Council
- Víctor Villa Sánchez, Councillor for Mobility of Siero.

Moderated by : Paloma Llanos, journalist Ser Gijón

10:30 h. Conference hall of Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto. Free entrance

AFTERNOON

Municipal Adult Bikeschool. Outdoor area Sport Palace. 17:00 - 19:00 h.
19 September
Bike tour in the streets of Gijón
12:00 h. Starting point Plaza Mayor
Final: Park of El Lauredal

Organized by: Asturies ConBici
20 September
MORNING

-Presentation: New public transport projects (EMTUSA). Venue: Gijón City Council
Juan José Piniella Aranda, Public Transortation Company Managing Director

12:00 h. Venue: Gijón City Council.


AFTERNOON

-Thematic Conference: Cycling regulations and tips
Municipal Bicycle School. Speakers: La Biciclante Servicios Ciclistas

19:00 h. Conference Hall of Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto. Free entrance.
21 September
MORNING

- Route 5. Walking for living Programme: Gigia, Gijón's history

10:00 h. Starting Point: Acuario (Playa de Poniente). Final Point: Escalerona.
Organised by Municipal Foundation of Social Services and Municipal Sports Board.


-Presentation: Municipal Shared cars Fleet.
12:00. Venue: Gijón City Council. Innovation and City Promotion Area
22 September
Car-free day
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
New or improved bicycle facilities
  • Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
Pedestrianisation
  • Other: Safe Schools Routes
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport network (creation of HOV lanes for public transport modes, new stops, new lines, reserved areas etc)
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Other: Transport on demand for rural areas
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • The Covenant of Mayors (as signatory)
  • The CIVITAS Initiative (as signatory)