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LISBOA 1-4 JUNE 2021

Lisboa mobility

Velo-city 2021 in Lisbon will be an opportunity to inspire citizens on the path of change towards more sustainability, diversity and inclusion.

Lisbon has started its journey towards change over the last decade by showing that cycling is much more than just a means of transport.

How Lisbon is changing

A bicycle is a vehicle for change capable of transforming cities and providing a better quality of life, especially when cycling is fully integrated into local governance policies.


Lisbon's targets for increasing bicycle use in the overall mobility system of the city fall within the following objectives in perfect harmony with Velo-city 2021 Lisboa conference:


2021 is a key year providing an opportunity for further articulation and evaluation of a variety of cycling issues and for strengthening the exchange of ideas and best practices to increase bicycle use.

The Velo-city 2021 conference gives Lisbon the opportunity to celebrate and recognise the importance of its journey towards sustainable development at a key moment. Much has been done, but there is also a long way to go and the commitment has to be persevering.



Despite the enormous growth of the Lisbon cycle path network - from its first 3 km inaugurated in 2001 - to the current 100 km dedicated cycle path network of Lisbon, the objectives set for 2021 are very ambitious: a 200 km cycle path network, ensuring that 93% of the population will live less than 300 metres or less from an interconnected cycle path area, almost doubling the current 49% of the population with this privilege.

A hybrid system of public bicycle sharing is operating. Its initial expansion is planed for 1,410 bicycles and 140 docking stations distributed in various parts of the city by the end of 2020, reaching over 32% of Lisbon's population.


Mobility as a service

At an international level, Lisbon is considered a city with a huge mobility challenge and a trendsetter, considered by the most important new mobility companies as an ideal "Living Lab" to test innovative solutions. 

 

Since 2017, the City of Lisbon has been investing heavily in public transport, especially in the bus and tram network, renewing and expanding the fleet for better service and performance, striving to attract more people to use public transport.

 

Bicycles can now travel at all times on the Lisbon subway, at urban, regional and intercity trains, on the Carris bus lines for bicycles and all the ferryboats that cross the Tagus River.