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Portugal EPOMM New Member IMTT (National Focal Point). ECOMM2009 - San Sebastian, 15th May 2009. What is IMTT Mobility Management in Portugal – the past and the present Mobility Management in Portugal – the near future Why to join EPOMM. 1. What is IMTT.

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Portugal

EPOMM New Member

IMTT(National Focal Point)

ECOMM2009 - San Sebastian, 15th May 2009

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What is IMTT
  • Mobility Management in Portugal –the past and the present
  • Mobility Management in Portugal – the near future
  • Why to join EPOMM
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What is IMTT

Instituto da Mobilidade e dos Transportes Terrestres, I.P., is thecentral administration body responsible for the coordination of inland transportwith jurisdiction over the national territory.

IMTT integrates a functionally independent rail regulatory unit in charge of the economic and technical regulation of the rail sector.

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IMTT - Objectives
  • To offer a unified approach to the administration of inland transport, thus improving the efficiency of the services rendered to citizens and businesses;
  • To promote intermodality in order to optimize the global performance of public transport, thus increasing its use and reducing the congestion caused by individual transport;
  • To ensure general coordination of the land transport system by promoting and supporting the implementation of startegies that contribute to:
    • The satisfaction of mobility needs throgh quality services
    • The competitiveness of the sector’s undertakings, based on efficiency
    • The qualification of drivers and other transport professionals
    • The efectiveness and safety of equipments
    • The protection of user’s rights
    • The innovation in the sector
    • The reduction of environmental impacts deriving from transport activities
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Mobility Management in Portugal

A few facts

  • Area: 92.400 km2
  • Total Population 10.617.575 (2007)
  • Metropolitan areas population Lisboa 2.808.414 (2007); Porto 1.679.854 (2007; 42,3% of total population
  • Modal Share - 25% by foot, 21% PT bus; 3,5% PT rail;46,5% car; 3% motocycle or bycicle
  • 62cities with Urban Public Transport Services (2008)
  • Transport Authorities: Lisboa and Porto Metropolitan Authorities being established (2009); Municipalities with jurisdiction over urban perimeters; IMTT over the remaining territory.
  • Political-administrative levels: decentralised governmental bodies in 5 regions (NUTS II); Municipalites 308 (278 Continent and 30 Islands);
  • There is no intermediate political level (regional) between the national and the local levels
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Mobility Management in Portugal – II

Last two decades

Portugal gave a major importance to the construction of infrastructures,specially road infrastructures. We left of a situation of great delay, in this area.

Additionally andspecially during the nineties, majorinvestmentswere made in rail systems – train and metro – (and are still being made) and in the improvement of quality standards rendered by the public transport systems in general:

Fare integration, introduction of contactless ticketing, provision of integrated user information on all transport modes (public transport information sites Transpor (national – IMTT), Lisboa (Transpor Lis) and Porto (Itinerarium); real time information systems and implementation of other ITS.

In “Portugal, 20 anos de Integração Europeia”, editado por INE, 2007

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Mobility Management in Portugal – III

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The beginning of MM

  • The need for Mobility Managementwas only recognised as an important tool for sustainable mobility ten years ago.
  • Several municipalities, on its own or in association with other, began developing Mobility Studies, and as a result they started:
  • Increasing their pedestrian areas and adopting parking management / charging measures in central areas; introducing measures intended to moderate circulation, specially close to schools;
  • Developing urban transport services, serving the city and blue lines in historical centres, with electrical vehicles, in some cases;
  • Implementing a collective taxi system in low density areas, etc.
  • The Portuguese State has been promoting and granting technical and financial support to these measures, although there is no conceptual framework for its execution and financing.
  • In spite of being expressive (more than 40 mobility studies and several measures already implemented), the results fall still short of our expectations and desires.
  • There is, however, a set of new very promising factors.
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Mobility Management in Portugal – IV

Emerging Practices

  • Over the last 5 years, municipalities have multiplied initiatives favouring soft modes and non conventional transport:
  • Bycicle lanes and cycling promotional network:
  • Carsharing and bike-sharing systems
  • Carpooling schemes and networks
  • Pedibus
  • We are anticipating measures and projects which limit and moderate the circulation and parking of individual transport. The Road Code legislation is being amended in order to contemplate the adoption of restrictive measures concerning the circulation of heavy polluting vehicles, traffic calming areas (30km/h zones, home zones, zone derencontre) and measures in favour of the more vulnerable users – pedestrians and bicycles.
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Mobility Management in Portugal – the near future

Very recently the Government established a large number of measures in several governmental Planning Instruments (National Plan for Energetic Efficiency, National Plan for Climate Change; Air Quality Improvement (Lisbon and Porto Metropolitan Areas), National Plan for Accessibility Promotion, and other) and also in legal texts.

From those measures we would like to highlight :

  • The obligation to develop Mobility Plans in major cities («district capitals»):
  • The obligation to develop Mobility Plans in companies with over 500 employees
  • Fiscal benefits for companies which acquire multimodal passes for their employees
  • The development of a National Plan / Programme for soft modes
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Mobility Management in Portugal – the near future

  • At this moment we are treading a new path and we are aware that further more needs to be made to meet the dynamism that can be observed in the behaviour of political actors / decision makers and society in general.
  • We still need to:
  • Develop a national reference framework and create guidelines for Sustainable Mob.;
  • Mobility plans and mobility management measures;
  • Promote the development of MM knowledge;
  • Create national programmes which grant financial support and reward cities that adopt measures in favour of sustainable mobility.
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Mobility Management in Portugal – the near future

  • Our long term objectives are, in a gradual but consistent manner,:
  • Reducethe need formotorized mobility, particularly through Urban Planning, but also through other measures;
  • Increase the attractiveness of PT and the share of soft modesin modal share;
  • Increase the energetic efficiency of transport by reducing specific consumptions
  • Eliminate the negative environmental impacts of road circulation - noise, greenhouse gas and particulate emissions.
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Why to join EPPOM ?

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  • On an institutional level, sustainable mobility integrates today the concerns of several ministries – Territorial Management, Transports and Environment – which have been supporting the development of municipal initiatives. The efforts to articulate territorial planning and management with mobility and sustainability is of special significance.
  • University is presently also involved in this thematic.
  • We witness the multiplication of workshops, courses and platforms joining university students and citizens around sustainable mobility.
  • The promotion, divulgation and development of Mobility Management (MM) is on the agenda in Portugal.
  • The decision to join EPOMM, a structure whose work we have been following for many years, proves it.
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Why to join EPPOM ?
  • Participation in the international MM networking of EPOMM
  • Exchange of information, experiences and Best Practices
  • To increase the number and the variety of national projects in MM;
  • Promote and adjust national strategies of MM
  • Integrate MM in practice and improve the MM know how
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Thank You

Jorge Batista e Silva

[email protected]

Contacts:

Direction of Planing, Evaluation and Inovation

Isabel Seabra

[email protected]

Catarina Marcelino

[email protected]

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