Porto, Portugal

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agglomeration: 1,287,276
city: 237,584

Land area

41 km2

Population density

5795 inhabitants/km2

Porto is the second largest city in Portugal, with 238.000 inhabitants, capital of the Metropolitan Area and the North Region,Region; it has a population of more thenthan 1.250.000 inhabitants.
Porto has great economical importance and is the main transport hub of the North Region.
It has a large representation regarding commuting to and from the city, but also as point of departure and arrival of transport, both national and international.

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

Eurico Ferreira / João Neves

Email: pteuricoferreiracm-porto
City website:http://www.cmp.pt
Political representative: Cristina Pimentel, Deputy Mayor for Mobility

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

  • Convenant of Mayors   (show/hide more information)
    Action Plan approved
  • MOST - Mobility Management Strategies for the Next Decades (2000 - 2002)   (show/hide more information)
  • CIVITAS Elan (2008 - 2012)
  • ENTER.HU (2012 - 2015)   (show/hide more information)
    The city of Porto participates as a Project partner of a 12 city from 9 european countries consortium ENTER.HUB promotes the role of railway hubs/multimodal interfaces of regional relevance in medium cities as engines for integrated urban development and economic, social and cultural regeneration
  • CIVITAS Forum Network
  • CIVINET España y Portugal

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

The city developed in 2001 a Mobility Plan for the Old City of Porto (BaixaDowntown) and partipatedparticipated in the CIVITAS Elan
Nowadays, the municipality is developing a study for the review of major road networks in the city and to the management of road, walking and cycling networks of Campanhã district.
Under the Portugal 2020 framework, Sustainable Mobility Action Plans are being developed for all the Intermunicipal Communities (NUT III). The city Porto is integrated in the Metropolitan Area of Porto Action Plan.

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