The broad and diverse programme includes activities such as organized walks and cycle rides, participation forums, exhibition of videos and documentaries on mobility and climate change, presentation of school travel plans and the popular “Trips for Trash”. The Car Free Day will be a day packed with activities taking place in the streets, which in this day are really ‘streets for people’.
There will be street artists and performers, workshops, sport, traditional games, health check-ups, a handicraft and regional products sale, a ‘street train’ ensuring a fun and alternative means of transportation in and around the car free area, inflatable games for children, a “Soup Festival” organized by the local neighbourhood and even the chance to try a ride in a hot air balloon!
In 2007 the permanent measures in Almada include the creation of a pedestrian area, the conception of a cycle route in the borough, segways and electrical bikes for park maintenance staff and traffic calming measures around two local schools.
For further information:
Local Energy Agency of Almada - www.ageneal.pt