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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.

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 07 Feb 2018

Traffic lights give priority to delayed buses in Lisbon


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.

By News Editor / Updated: 11 Oct 2017

Can a new public bike hire scheme conquer the hills of Lisbon?


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.

By Thomas Durlin / Updated: 07 Aug 2017

First European workshop on national urban mobility programmes

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.

By News Editor / Updated: 12 May 2017

Lisbon announces new public transport plans (Portugal)


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.

By News Editor / Updated: 26 Apr 2017

Call opened for demonstrations and sponsors for CIVITAS Forum Conference 2017


A call for sponsors and demonstrations has been opened for the next CIVITAS Forum Conference, which will take place from 27-29 September in Torres Vedras, Portugal.

The CIVITAS Forum is the flagship event of the CIVITAS Initiative, which has for 15 years supported cities with developing and implementing sustainable urban mobility measures. Each year the forum brings together hundreds of mobility experts, actors and stakeholders from across Europe.

By News Editor / Updated: 01 Mar 2017

Setúbal enters next SUMP development phase (Portugal)


Strategies, options and future solutions for the implementation of new projects and sustainable urban mobility measures are in the second phase of a plan under development for the municipality of Setúbal (Portugal).

The municipality is developing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) for a ten-year time horizon (i.e. until 2026) with the help of Portuguese mobility consultants TIS.pt, who presented the plan last week for municipal representatives.

By News Editor / Updated: 26 Apr 2017

CIVITAS Forum Conference 2017

This annual event brings together the CIVITAS community from across Europe: hundreds of mobility experts, actors and stakeholders, all of whom are devoted to the development of sustainable urban mobility in their cities.

The 15th edition of the CIVITAS Forum Conference will continue the tradition of offering state-of-the-art presentations, interactive workshops and sessions, interesting site visits, and new innovative elements in the programme.

By News Editor / Updated: 13 Dec 2016

Bragança to improve pedestrian accessibility (Portugal)


The municipality of Bragança is working on a mobility plan that will help pedestrians and people with reduced mobility walk around the city safely and more efficiently.

The programme, ‘Bragança Without Barriers’, is part of the municipality’s strategic urban development plan and, according to the mayor, will be fully implemented with the help of community funds by 2020.

The municipality is currently conducting a survey that will help it identify intervention needs, after which it will be able to provide investment estimates.