Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, with an area of 8.462ha and 550.000 inhabitants. Lisbon attracts daily an extra 360,000 persons that come to work or study in the city. The City is part of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area that accounts for 2.8 million people, 330,000 companies (100,000 in Lisbon City), 140,000 students and 61.2 M€ GP.
Traffic figures increased to a 60% of trips in cars in the metropolitan area and 46% in the city. Public Transport has been decreasing for decades to 16% of modal share in the metropolitan area, 24% in the city.
Recently the scenario changed, the city assumed mobility as priority, developed a strategic vision and is preparing its SUMP. The bus operator was municipalized, large investments in PT were regain, a Plaza Programme was launched to recover public space for people, cycling network started growing and several car, moto, bike and scooter sharing operators has settled in the city, along with other smart phone based mobility service operators, providing for instance ride-hailing.
Lisbon is/was involved in the following EU projects: Sharing Cities, Prosperity, Restart, Locations, CityChangerCargoBike, C-Roads, MORE & VoxPop.
Lisbon has published the following documents:
- MOVE Lisboa – Lisbon Mobility Strategy Vision 2030 (Portuguese version)
- Pedestrian Access Plan (Portuguese version - 5 documents)
- Lisbon Master Plan (Portuguese version)
- SECAP (Portuguese version)