According to the National Program for Climate Change 2020-2030 (PNAC 2020-2030) (APA; 2015), in 2030, a reduction in emissions of around -26% should be achieved in the transport sector, compared to 2005.
As the main decarbonization vectors in the transport sector, the PNAC considers the adoption of measures in the following areas: Technology; Fuels; Mobility management - passengers and goods; Mobility management - sustainable cities; Public Administration and Behavior.
The management of mobility thus assumes special importance at the local level, and it is within the scope of municipal competence that some of the most relevant measures are defined and implemented, namely in the adaptation of the urban space to the soft modes of mobility, this being a commitment and a priority for the municipality of Loule.
In addition to the promotion and improvement of urban transport circuits and fleet, school transport, the purchase of electric vehicles and the commitment to urban requalification that promotes sustainable mobility, with adaptation of public space, implementation of new green spaces, leisure areas and privileging pedestrian and cycling traffic, several projects and initiatives have been carried out, through which we have sought to build a coherent dynamic on issues of sustainable mobility.
Bicycle Parking Network
Loulé City Council Shared Bikes
Avenida José da Costa Mealha
Quinta do Lago - Pista Ciclável
Iniciativa Par(king) Day - Ocupa o teu Lugar na Cidade
Avenida do Atlântico - Pista Ciclável
Apanha-me! - Loulé Public Transportation
Vilamoura Public Bikes
Shared Bikes in Schools Project
Metrominuto Loulé and Metrominuto Quarteira: Consist of two synoptic maps, similar to a subway network, which represent the main points of each city with indication of the distances and travel times between them and aimed at promoting and encouraging mobility pedestrian in the daily commutes of the population.
Both maps show the points of interest or services that are common destinations for the population and tourists, in which the times indicated as a reference are obtained by considering an average pedestrian speed of 5 km/h.
Since Metrominuto is an element of communication to promote the habit of walking, the Municipality, by encouraging more sustainable mobility, intends to affirm Loulé and Quarteira as cities with a perfect walking scale, contributing to a better environment, healthy physical activity, reducing road traffic and boosting local commerce.
It should also be noted that this initiative results from the adhesion of the Municipality of Loulé to the Network of Cities that Walk, an international association open to all municipalities and public administrations interested in improving the situation of passersby through the implementation and exchange of initiatives aimed at improving the universal accessibility, traffic safety and the environment. A vast number of Spanish cities are part of the Walking Cities Network and, in Portugal, only Torres Vedras and Loulé by joining the Network in 2017.
Infraquinta E.M. installed a charging station for electric vehicles for internal use, and already has fully electric vehicles in its services.
Increase travel on foot, by bicycle and by public transport.
When traveling in motorized vehicles, adopt the principles of eco-driving.
Promote and use car sharing systems.