Find out why Alfândega da Fé in Portugal were finalists for the 2019 EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award for smaller municipalities (less than 50 000 inhabitants).
From horses to bicycles and beyond, Alfândega da Fé means to make mobility sustainable, and return public space to citizens. During this EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK the city was serious about safety, training people to be active without being at risk, and teaching them about the benefits of active mobility from their heart to their happiness.
The city is undergoing a big permanent change: speed reductions for cars mean that children will be safer when walking to school, and whole streets have been given over to pedestrians on a seasonal basis, who can now also lay claim to new pedestrian bridges, elevated walkways and fresh zebra crossings. Meanwhile, public transport is getting even easier to access and its fleet is getting cleaner.