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.
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
SUMP training for Portuguese cities/municipalities or city-owned companies
- 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.
Due to the participation of European mobility experts as trainers, interpretation will be provided from English to Portuguese.
The project aims to provide passengers with a more regular public transport services
Delayed buses will have priority at the traffic lights. The Lisbon City Council will advance with this project in some areas of the Portuguese capital, in order to create more regularity and punctuality on buses, as Diário de Notícias reported. The goal is also to persuade people to reduce the number of cars in the city, but for that “there has to be a quality transport service”, said the delegate of the division Miguel Gaspar, mobility and security adviser.
Lisbon is famous for its hills: seven of them lead down to its city centre. Some of its streets even offer funiculars to help people get up them. It therefore begs the question: could a bike sharing system ever take off there?
Portugal's capital is going to give it a try. 100 bikes were first made available for public hire in the Parque das Nações neighbourhood in June: two thirds of them were e-bikes. Beta testers can currently access them from 10 docking stations via an app.
Our cities are currently facing a number of pressing challenges, including attracting investment, energy efficiency, limited resources, social equity, and pollution. Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) are proving to be a tool capable of addressing and providing solutions to these issues. So far, support for SUMP take-up has been targeted at cities, as the local authorities responsible for mobility are often in charge of developing and implementing mobility plans.
Lisbon's municipal transport company, Carris, has revealed a raft of improvements to the city's public transport network that it is seeking to implement over 2017-19. These are based on a list of 12 key strategic priorities.
An important element of the proposed measures is the creation of two new lines on the city's electric tram network. These would run between between Entrecampos and Alta de Lisboa and Santa Apolónia and Gare do Oriente. Two viability studies will be carried out to ascertain the viability of these routes.