Contact & Activities

Participating city

2.644.145 inhabitants

Local contact

Dirección Metropolitana de Modos de Transporte Sostenibles
Fernando de la Torre
García Moreno N2-57, entre Sucre y Bolívar / Quito - Ecuador
++593 989325489

Participation 2012

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Ride to work day on bike buses
Sep/19, Sep/20 and Sep/21
The idea was to encourage people to ride to their daily activities, in a ‘safer environment’ with groups of people accompanied by more experienced riders. The bike buses were organized to depart from mostly residential areas within the city to the main activity centres leaving at three different times in the morning and returning also at different times in the afternoon.

Quito’s bicycle fair
Sep/21– Sep/23
Representatives of bikeshops, designers, local NGOs and the Municipality participated on this big event encouraging people to ride.

Bicycle gathering on every Local Authority
Competition between the local authorities on which can gather the greatest amount of riders, there were prizes for the winers.

Public lecture: Public participation on the design, building and care of public space: Pedestrian walkways in Quito’
Sep/19 – Sep/20.
With the involvement of the Municipality, NGOs and citizens, the lecture included a workshop where people could discuss ideas to promote more sustainable ways of transport.
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.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
The main street in 5 local authorities were restricted to the private car, this is where the bicycle gathering events were held.
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
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Other: With the experience had with 'bike buses' during the mobility week, the Municipality is planning to organize bike buses every friday to encourage people to ride to work, school, etc.