Médio Tejo Intermunicipal Community, Portugal

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Population

agglomeration: 247,331

Land area

3345 km2

Population density

74 inhabitants/km2


Médio Tejo includes 13 municipalities: Abrantes, Alcanena, Constância, Entroncamento, Ferreira do Zêzere, Mação, Ourém, Sardoal, Sertã, Tomar, Torres Novas, Vila de Rei and Vila Nova da Barquinha. The region is located along the Tagus River, in the centre of Portugal, with relative proximity to the capital Lisbon, in a transition area between the coast and the interior and in the confluence of structuring road and rail networks (A1-A23-A13-IC8 and Entroncamento station). Médio Tejo includes 6 cities (Abrantes, Entroncamento, Tomar, Torres Novas, Ourém and Fátima) that are geographically very close and with a strong functional relationship, complemented with 8 villages configuring a city-region urban reality.
The Médio Tejo urban and rural realities coexist with environmental, heritage and cultural-historical value and primary and industrial activities.

Modal Split

15.6
13.1
70.6
Year 2011

Source:

INE (National Statisctics Institute), Census 2011

Survey method:

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

Year

2011

Population (2011)

247,331

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Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Ana Paula Remédios

Email: ptpaula.remedioscimt
City website:http://www.mediotejo.pt
Political representative: Maria do Céu Albuquerque , President of the Intermunicipal Council, Mayor of Abrantes

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

  • Optimise Public Transport Business MOdels (OPTIMO) (appliance stage) (2014 - 2017)

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

In 2013 the Study of Transport Network and Transport on Demand Service in Médio Tejo was completed. Recently other technical studies on deepening flexible transport solutions for different areas of Médio Tejo have been developed. There is an intention of, in the short term, complement the Transport Network Study with other key themes for the development of a comprehensive mobility strategy , such as road safety, urban logistics and parking management, also complementing the work already developed with the necessary technical studies for 2 new municipalities in the Médio Tejo region. In parallel, efforts are being made to structure a mobility observatory or the region.
The Medio Tejo Intermunicipal Community decided to develop an Intermunicipal Mobility and Transport Plan (SUMP) in 2015, having applied for support under the FEE (Energy Efficiency Founds).
Under the Portugal 2020 framework, Sustainable Mobility Action Plans are being developed for all the Intermunicipal Communities (NUT III), such as the Medio Tejo (2016).

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