Guimaraes, Portugal

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Population

agglomeration: 158,124
city: 54,097

Land area

241 km2

Population density

2224 inhabitants/km2


Guimarães is a medium-size city that presents a broad and diverse territory, with a central area, widely acknowledged for its historical value, as an element of reference and projection.
With approximately 55 thousand inhabitants in the city centre and around 160 thousand in the all territory, Guimarães presents a set of infrastructures and equipments, as well as social and economic capacity, and cultural, tourism and sports projection, that makes it unique and World Heritage Site by UNESCO, European Capital of Culture and European Sports City, and, at the same time, the most important city of the Ave Valley Region.
Appealing to their identity and history as the basis, Guimarães also stands out for its local associative initiave and to the citizen's effectiveness with the space where they live that daily tries to be «of all and to all

Modal Split

18.2
18.4
63.3
Year 2011

Source:

INE (National Statistics Institute), Census 2011

Survey method:

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

Year

2011

Population (2011)

158,124

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
30
25
44
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
30
25
44
Year 2001
18.2
18.4
63.3
Year 2011
PT
Walk
Bike
Car

Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Rui Castro

Email: ptrui.castrocm-guimaraes
City website:http://www.cm-guimaraes.pt
Political representative: Amadeu Portilha, Deputy Mayor

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

In addition to the work developed in the city historical centre or on the conditioned accessibility perspective, the municipality of Guimarães pretends to develop, in short term, a municipal mobility plan for the all territory.
At the moment the city is working on a program to promote soft modes of transport, like walking and bicycle. It is intended to create a walking and cycle network that includes the all municipal territory and links to the existing bike lanes in the city that have registered an increasing use. A pilot traffic calming 30 km area is also being studied.
Guimarães, along with the municipalities of Barcelos, Braga and Famalicão, integrated the PMT/ SUMP “Study for Integrated Mobility for the “Quadrilatero”, that was ended in 2014.
Guimarães also participated in the Endurance workshop that took place in Vila Real in November 2014.

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