The European Commission will finance the municipality of Lisbon, providing €4.5 million for the development of a digital data sharing system that will make it possible for the information left by users to be converted into concrete measures to improve the network and the transport system. It is anticipated that the project will mobilise various players in the local innovation ecosystem through the creation of an Alliance of Innovators, to allow the sharing of public and private data, with a view to creating solutions for mobility that meet the needs of those who live, work and visit Lisbon.
In recent years, Cascais has developed its sustainable urban mobility programme "MobiCascais", which integrates local transport with regional transport and supports good practices implemented by the municipality. The city received the Global Mobi Award 2018 for a city with intelligent mobility.
The Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco (Portugal) and the University of Navarra (Spain), in collaboration with the San Juan de Dios hospital in Pamplona (Spain), the Università degli Studi di Palermo (Italy) and the Polytechnic Institute of Guarda (Portugal), have launched a research project on the mobility and accessibility of elderly people in cities.
An Action Plan for Sustainable Mobility in the Autonomous Region of Madeira (PAMUS RAM) was approved at the end of June.
The plan is vital to efforts to transition towards clean, inclusive and safe transport in the Portuguese region.
It provides the Regional Government with an instrument that links the short-, medium- and long-term action strategy for the development of infrastructure and transport of the RAM, improving accessibility throughout its territory and providing more sustainable mobility and transport to residents and visitors.
Miguel Gaspar, Deputy Mayor for Mobility and Safety in Lisbon, highlights how mobility in the Portuguese capital has changed over the last 10 years and underscores the importance of cities working together to share ideas and support one another in tackling global challenges.
The video showcases the sustainable mobility activities of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK award winners for 2018 and was filmed on location in Lisbon (Portugal).
There has been a recent surge in the popularity of electric scooters as a form of smart mobility in urban areas. For the first time, the Portuguese venture capital fund “Indico” announced its investment – €3.25 million - in TIER, a German electric scooter sharing company. Indico joins a range of investors including Northzone venture capital, Whitestar, Point Nine, Speedinvest, Kibo Ventures and even 2016 Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg. The company has raised more than €30 million by this stage.
The International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment has successfully been reconvened for 25 years, always attracting a wide international spread of delegates.