Lezíria do Tejo Intermunicipal Community, Portugal

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agglomeration: 246,210

Land area

4672 km2

Population density

53 inhabitants/km2

Lezíria do Tejo is a Portuguese sub-region located in the Tagus River Wetland, 11 municipalities: Almeirim, Alpiarça, Azambuja, Benavente, Cartaxo, Chamusca, Coruche, Golegã, Rio Maior, Salvaterra de Magos and Santarém. Santarém is the most populated and important city (around 30.000 inhabitants.
Due to its location in the northern entry of the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon and a good transport network, both by road and rail, this region has strong relations with the Portuguese capital.
In the last years municipalities of Lezíria do Tejo have been investing on improving sustainable mobility for its citizens: more accessible urban centers; cycle routes in most municipalities; Urban public transport in the main cities; parking management; bike sharing in Santarém; etc.

Modal Split

Year 2011


INE (National Statistics Institute), Census 2011

Survey method:

General Population Census Portugal 2011, Pendular journeys for work and school



Population (2011)



Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Ana Lúcia Batista

Email: euana.batistacimlt
City website:http://www.cimlt.eu
Political representative: Pedro Ribeiro, President, Mayor of Almeirim

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

  • Smart Cities - Portuguese Inteligent Cities Network

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

In 2003/2005 the Intermunicipal Community of Lezíria do Tejo developed an «Integrated Study for Mobility and Transport System of the Leziria do Tejo municipalities».
Taking into account the previous work on this area, the Lezíria do Tejo Community and associated municipalities were interested in developing a Mobility and Transport Plan/ SUMP.
Under the Portugal 2020 framework, Sustainable Mobility Action Plans are being developed for all the Intermunicipal Communities (NUT III), such as the Lezíria do Tejo (2016). This Action Plan is being developed.

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