Torres Vedras, Portugal

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Population

agglomeration: 79,465
city: 19,465

Land area

407 km2

Population density

195 inhabitants/km2


Torres Vedras muncipality is located in the West Coast of Portugal, and its main city, is 46 km North from Lisbon, the Portuguese capital.
The municipal ecomomy is based on agriculture (vineyards, horticultulture and fruits), manufacturing (food-processing, pottery and metalworking) and especially trade and services (trade, business services, public administration).
Torres Vedrasis known to be a city of “cyclists”, like Joaquim Agostinho, that now inspires the name of the cities bike sharing system: “Agostinhas”.

Modal Split

15
18
66
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)

79,465

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
24
23
52
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
24
23
52
Year 2001
15
18
66
Year 2011
PT
Walk
Bike
Car

Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Adélia Simões

Telephone: +351 261 310465
Email: ptmobilidadecm-tvedras
City website:http://www.cm-tvedras.pt
Political representative: Hugo Lucas, Deputy Mayor for Mobility

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

The municipality of Torres Vedras has been preparing technical documents to support decision (e.g. Studies and Strategies for Mobility; a Mobility Action Plan), focusing on the definition of a set of measures to improve Mobility and quality of life throughout the territory.
Finding solutions to change the paradigm of urban mobility, safeguarding accessibility, promoting social well-being and quality of life, are considered essential.
Torres Vedras has started in 2015 the development of a “Municipal Transport Plan”to be supported by the Energy Efficiency Found.

More information at http://www.cm-tvedras.pt/mobilidade


Under the Portugal 2020 framework, Sustainable Mobility Action Plans are being developed for all the Intermunicipal Communities (NUT III). Torres Vedras is integrated in the Oeste Intermunicipal Community Action Plan.

 

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