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By Hannah Figg / Updated: 15 Jan 2019

Municipalities of Braga (PT) and Pontevedra (ES) create partnership for urban mobility projects


The Portuguese Municipality of Braga has partnered with the Spanish City of Pontevedra in developing a Mobility and Traffic Management Study.

This study will be an instrument that will establish a global strategy for intervention in accessibility and mobility management, and will define a set of actions and measures that contribute to the implementation of a more sustainable model, focussing on economic development, greater social cohesion and ensuring environmental protection and energy efficiency.

By Robert Pressl / Updated: 19 Sep 2018

Participate at the Portuguese National Meeting on SUMPs

The European Commission has recognised sustainable urban mobility planning as a core element of the European vision for Urban Mobility. As part of the effort to spread the message and increase uptake of this planning approach, Portugal has organised a special event which will run back-to-back with activities in European Mobility Week.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 08 Oct 2018

Light Electric Vehicle Summit 2018

The Light Electric Vehicle Summit (LEVS) delivers a global forum, enabling the development of partnerships and knowledge sharing amongst industry experts in the LEV space. 

The Summit will explore the following topics:

  • LEV Infrastructure 
  • Research & Development
  • Integration of LEVs into Urban Transport
  • Legal Aspects
  • State of the Art
  • Challenges & Opportunities

The Summit will include presentations and dicussions on a variety of electric vehicles, from e-Bikes to electric wheelchairs. 

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 13 Aug 2018

Compact electric vehicle rental service develops in Lisbon


A compact electric car rental service, using Birò vehicles, is being developed in the Portguese capital Lisbon. The Birò is a 100 % electric vehicle; it is very compact, quiet and has a removable lithium battery. It was created by a private Italian start-up, called Estrima, to respond to the problems of urban mobility and first arrived in the Portuguese capital in November 2017 to facilitate the movement of people living in Lisbon. Similar fleets exist in Milan and Amsterdam.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 25 Jul 2018

URBACT City Festival

URBACT enables cities to work together to develop new and sustainable solutions to major urban challenges, through networking, sharing knowledge, and building capacities for urban practitioners. It is funded by the European Union Development Fund and EU Partner and Member States since 2002.

Europe’s cities are invited to come to Lisbon, Portugal on 13-14 September for the 2018 edition of the URBACT City Festival. Celebrating cities as actors of change in Europe, URBACT’s Festival is open to all EU city representatives. 

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 15 Nov 2018
By Tom Nokes / Updated: 15 Nov 2018
By coroyannakis51 / Updated: 01 May 2018

Surveying tourists: an insight into Madeira on-field evaluation activities


What exactly do we know about tourist’s mobility behaviour? To give an answer to this query, Horários do Funchal has performed, during last summer, two evaluation campaigns simultaneously at the airport and port of Madeira. Results are already available and provide the baseline for the CIVITAS DESTINATIONS project and food for thought for integrated planning

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 22 Mar 2018
By balazskozak / Updated: 20 Feb 2018

National SUMP Training for Portuguese Cities

SUMP training for Portuguese cities/municipalities or city-owned companies

Training topics:

- Communication and stakeholder involvement in the new SUMP - measures
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Use of public space
- Freight transport (city logistics)

The training is free of charge!
Travel and subsistence of the selected trainees is covered by PROSPERITY project.

Language: Portuguese
Due to the participation of European mobility experts as trainers, interpretation will be provided from English to Portuguese.