Braga has reversed a decade-long decline in bus travellers and is set to report a passenger increase of nearly 1 per cent in 2014, according to the local public transport operator.
In 2004 approximately 12 million passengers used buses in Braga. The number decreased steadily over 10 years, with 2013 seeing fewer than 10 million journeys.
Transportes Urbanos de Braga (TUB) estimates that approximately 10.32 million bus trips were made in 2014.
Baptista da Costa, manager of TUB, said that increased publicity has encouraged citizens to take buses once more.
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.
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.
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.
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.