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By Alexia / Updated: 05 Dec 2014

Setúbal re-designs streets to encourage walking (Portugal)

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Work is underway in the Portuguese Municipality of Setúbal to widen footpaths, lower curbs and strengthen surface materials, with the aim of making it easier for pedestrians to get around. 

€ 42 397 has been invested in the works, which local leaders hope will not only contribute to a more sustainable mobility mix but improve the city's image as well.

By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 13 Oct 2014

Portuguese government urged to consider sustainable mobility measures

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A commission working on the reform of environmental taxation has presented a number of proposals to the Portuguese government to encourage people to use cleaner forms of transport, including a suggestion to giving people credit for public transport rather than cash when they scrap their cars.

By News Editor / Updated: 15 Oct 2014

14th TRANSED Conference

The main objective of the Conference is to promote and encourage the development of transport services and systems that meet the needs of people with some sort of disability through the exchange and dissemination of knowledge and experience.

By Admin Eltis / Updated: 07 Oct 2014

Portuguese city doubles cycle path length

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The city of Esposende on Portugal's north coast is spending € 840 000 to extend its bike path and give cyclists a seperate lane on the city's main street.

The extension will bring the total length of the city's cycling network to 2.6 kilometres. The city council approved the opening of bids on a tender for the lane's construction at its last meeting in mid August.

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By Admin Eltis / Updated: 07 Oct 2014

Porto embraces non-stop weekend metro (Portugal)

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More than 40 000 people have used the trial 24-hour weekend metro in Porto since it began operating last month, city officials say. 

Designed as a way to cut car traffic in the city centre and also to reduce drink-driving, the trial will run until the end of October on lines A and D, with services throughout the night on Friday, Saturday and on public holidays.

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By News Editor / Updated: 15 Oct 2014

B-Track-B

The European project B-Track-B (Bike-the-Track-Track-the-Bike) will demonstrate how modern technology can be used to get more people cycling during an event on Friday 25 October 2013 in Lisbon (Portugal). Participants will learn about new cycling technologies and methods to encourage behavioural change, and will have the opportunity to become a partner of the project.

The event is free of charge but registration is mandatory. Please send applications to btrackb@tis.pt by 17 October 2013. Late registrations will not be accepted.
By News Editor / Updated: 15 Oct 2014

TRANSPORT LEARNING training

TRANSPORT LEARNING carries out training events about sustainable urban transport strategies in 8 European countries.
The training courses target employees of municipalities and energy agencies in particular. The courses are held by international mobility experts and carried out in national languages, using simultaneous translation.

The training consists of 2 blocks:
• 2-days technical training
• practical training (implementation of a mini-project)
By News Editor / Updated: 15 Oct 2014

TRANSPORT LEARNING training

TRANSPORT LEARNING carries out training events about sustainable urban transport strategies in 8 European countries.
The training courses target employees of municipalities and energy agencies in particular. The courses are held by international mobility experts and carried out in national languages, using simultaneous translation.

The training consists of 2 blocks:
• 2-days technical training
• practical training (implementation of a mini-project)
By News Editor / Updated: 15 Oct 2014

TRANSPORT LEARNING training

TRANSPORT LEARNING carries out training events about sustainable urban transport strategies in 8 European countries.
The training courses target employees of municipalities and energy agencies in particular. The courses are held by international mobility experts and carried out in national languages, using simultaneous translation.

The training consists of 2 blocks:
• 2-days technical training
• practical training (implementation of a mini-project)
By News Editor / Updated: 15 Oct 2014

XXIVth International Cycling History Conference

In the press of the late nineteenth century the bicycle is associated with progress, a term that emphasizes the belief in the ability of men to make their own history based on technological achievements and material prosperity. The very modern movement propelled by bicycles was seen as progress and considered at the time as a Velorution.