Braga will be the first city in Portugal to develop a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system as part of its upcoming Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan.
The capital of Portugal, Lisbon, is spending €2 million on improvements to pedestrian infrastructure to make better walking conditions for residents and visitors.
The local authority is planning pilot-project works in six parts of the city: Rua Morais Soares, Av enida General Roçadas,Alameda das Linhas de Torres, Avenida Rainha Dona Amélia, Avenida Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro and Rua de São Paulo.
The city says that if the results of pilots are positive, it will extend the improvements to two additional parts of the city.
The European Commission has approved a major project for the development of the Madrid-Extremadura-Portuguese Border High-Speed Line.
The project will cost €312.1 million, with €205.1 million coming from the European Regional Development Fund.
The Portuguese government is reportedly planning a number of initiatives to boost the number of citizens using public transport and promote sustainable urban mobility.
The proposals include enabling a universal, integrated system of payment for transport through the creation of a mobility smartcard.
Citizens will be able to access and pay for all public transport services using the card, including parking, tolls, car-sharing platforms and charging electric vehicles.
A group of students from Braga has created a free map showing how people with reduced mobility can best navigate the Portuguese city and its sights.
The map was created by students studying a tourism course at Escola Profissional Profitecla, a local vocational school. It was presented to the city council to mark the International Day of People with Disability on 3 December.
Lisbon and Porto have won awards for their efforts to improve the accessibility for people with physical disabilities.
The Portuguese cities were announced as winners of the Svayam Accessibility Awards 2015 during the 14th TRANSED conference held in Lisbon, one of the largest forums on accessibility and mobility.