The Community Association of the Pasteleira Neighbourhood is pleased with the work on improving public space
The Community Association of the Pasteleira Social District - Previdência/Torres assesses as globally positive the intervention that the Municipality of Porto recently concluded regarding the public space rehabilitation and enveloping space, namely dropped crossings, tactile paving (also called Tenji blocks or tactile ground surface indicators), rehabilitated pedestrian paths or even the relocation of waste collection islands. All this very much pleases the population, as stated Mayor of...
Porto municipal fleet promotes sustainable mobility
Porto municipal fleet has been replaced by environmentally friendly vehicles for the past three years now and the over 4 million kilometres covered by the electric and plug-in vehicles have not only enabled the Municipality to save half a million litters of fuel but also permitted the reduction in the carbon footprint, air pollutants and noise.
The Municipality of Porto raises awareness on city scooter riding
The campaign to raise awareness on safety and responsible behaviour regarding city scooter riding and shared mobility transportation modes is back in the streets under the motto: "Não é tudo teu, é tudo nosso!" ["Not everything is yours, everything is ours!"]. The main goal is to make people - users, pedestrians and drivers of every sort, everyone in general - aware of the importance of establishing safety habits and conscious behaviour in the city's mean streets, when riding such a mode of...
Porto is on its way to being a bike friendly city
The Municipality of Porto wants to develop another 35km of cycle routes in the city to reach 50km of bike paths by the end of 2020. Currently, the network of cycleway is circa 15km, but the goal is to extend to another 35km to meet the express aim of regaining the public space as announced by the Mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira, in the end of May.
Electric charging stations can be set up after draw and should be operational this October
The operators for the ten electric charging stations for automobiles are in place, following the draw held among the candidates. Permits will be dispensed, alongside the respective public space license. Electric charging stations may start operating as of now, with the estimates pointing that by October all equipment is installed.
Metro do Porto Pink Line project works are due to start within the coming weeks
Within the coming weeks, the project works of the Pink Line will commence, as well as the extension work for the Yellow Line, according to a statement by the company, which highlighted that this is the ongoing largest public investment in Portugal.
Walk around Bombarda, Almada, Passos Manuel or Av. de Rodrigues de Freitas in which cars are banned or limited for the weekend
The weekend is here and, in line with the pedestrian precincts that Mayor Rui Moreira and his Executive are implementing, people are able to enjoy the fourth weekend straight of car free zones in major streets in town. This means that shoppers can leisurely enter shops or cafés and practice social distancing in a safe way, either on foot or bike or even enjoy what the city has to offer, namely tables from cafés and restaurants spilling out into the streets, between 8am Saturday and 8pm Sunday.