Portimão, Portugal

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Population

agglomeration: 55,614
city: 45,431

Land area

182 km2

Population density

306 inhabitants/km2


Portimão is a municipality from the Algarve ‘Barlavento’ (west) with touristic characteristics. It has only three parishes of well-differentiated characteristics: Portimão (the main city, with a strong weight on housing, trade, services and administration, besides touristic facilities), Alvor (more urban, where tourist and leisure accommodation are important) and Mexilhoeira Grande (with rural characteristics), that have in common the litoralization of the population and economic activities.
The municipality has implemented in the last years several measures to promote sustainable mobility, like a cycling network (Euro Route 1); bicycle parking spaces in several strategic places; Accessible route, with 5.4 km, from the central city commercial area to several public facilities ; Tariffed Parking in city centre; Improvement of the Public Transport Interface in city centre (urban, interurban/ long distance); a Public Transport Urban Network www.vaivem.pt and several urban interventions.

Modal Split

20
10
69
Year 2011

Source:

Census 2011, moto 1.32 considered as car; enterprise and school transport considered 2,3% as PT

Survey method:

General Population Census Portugal 2011, Pendular journeys for work and school

Year

2011

Population (2011)

55,614

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
27
12
59
Year 2001

Source:

INE (National Statistics Institute), Census 2001

Survey method:

General Population Census Portugal 2001, Pendular journeys for work and school (bike enquired with moto - estimated)

Year

2001

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
27
12
59
Year 2001
20
10
69
Year 2011
PT
Walk
Bike
Car

Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Pedro Romão

Telephone: 914 814 276
Email: ptpedro.romaoemarp
City website:http://www.cm-portimao.pt
Political representative: Eng. Joaquim Castelão , Deputy Mayor

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

  • Transport Learning   (show/hide more information)
    http://www.portimaourbis.pt/urbis/noticias/157-pro-menino-pra-menina

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

The municipality of Portimão has interest in developing a SUMP/ PMT. With this purpose, the municipality started internally to compile information from various existing studies and develop a pre-diagnosis. In the last years the municipality as also implemented several measures in the areas of urban public transport, accessibility improvement (walk and cycling) and tarified parking in some areas of the city.

Under the Portugal 2020 framework, Sustainable Mobility Action Plans are being developed for all the Intermunicipal Communities (NUT III). Portimão is integrated in the Algarve Barlavento Action Plan.

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