Participating towns and cities

EcuadorQuito, Ecuador

2.750.000 inhabitants
Dirección Metropolitana de Modos de Transporte Sostenibles
Fernando de la Torre
García Moreno N2-57, entre Sucre y Bolívar / Quito - Ecuador
(++593) 989325489
Quito already registered 11x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2019 2018 2014 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

Participation 2011

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Quito organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2011, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
Quito´s downtown will be pedestrianized for three days as a trial with the hopes of making this a permanent change in the near future.
Several activities will be held, most in this pedestrian area and mostly focusing on road safety. Events include: a seminar about technical vehicular revision and traffic control as a mechanism to reduce road accidents, formation of Schools’ road safety brigades, cultural exhibitions, etc.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Quito implements one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.

New or improved bicycle facilities
Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
Public transport services
Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
A strong campaign will be lauched about road safety around school zones. It includes traffic control and creation of Schools Road Safety Brigades
Mobility management
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
Elaboration of educational materials
Permanent access restriction to city centres

Car-free day Car-free day

Quito carries out a Car-Free Day 2011 and closes off one or more streets to traffic, and opens it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.

Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
Quito’s Municipality will pedestrianize 9 square blocks within the city´s historical centre, the area between the following streets: Bolívar, Benalcázar, Olmedo, Guayaquil, Mejía and Flores. This is considered to be one the busiest areas of the city; it is the host to most Municipal departments and also a few of the Presidential Departments. The Historic Centre or Downtown is also the shopping hub for many of Quito’s inhabitants, and lastly it is a popular tourist destination because of its old architecture.
The two boulevards, mentioned above have increased the areas for pedestrians and bicycles while reduced the motorized vehicles’ space.