Contact & Activities

Participating city

45.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Divisão Ambiente Urbano
Filipe Bally
DOGUAUTM, Municipio de Portimão, Caldeira do Moinho, 8500-726 PORTIMÃO
++351 282480452 ou 282480412

Participation 2019

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
19 September
PORTIMÃO - Caminhar pela cidade
20 September
PORTIMÃO - À descoberta de Portimão
21 September
PORTIMÃO - 1º Passeio de Bicicleta Pedalar pela Vida "Cycle Around the World"
22 September
PORTIMÃO - Passeio de Barco Solar
ALVOR - Várias atividades culturais a decorrer nas ruas sem trânsito
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
A malha urbana da vila de Alvor estará encerrada oa trânsito automóvel entre as 10h00 e as 20h00 do dia 22/09
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
New or improved bicycle facilities
  • Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport network (creation of HOV lanes for public transport modes, new stops, new lines, reserved areas etc)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Create park and ride stations
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
Freight distribution
  • New regulations for freight distribution
  • Create new platforms for freight transfer
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • European Week of Sport