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By News Editor / Updated: 29 Jan 2016

Government in plans to boost public transport use (Portugal)


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.

By News Editor / Updated: 07 Dec 2015

Braga students create accessibility map (Portugal)


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.

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By News Editor / Updated: 21 Aug 2015

Lisbon and Porto win accessibility awards (Portugal)


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.