Charter of Commitment for Sustainable Mobility in the Algarve

Understanding of departure

“Sustainable Mobility” is a multidimensional concept that depends on the effort of all and aims to respond to the needs of the population (residents, visitors and tourists) to access the various activities that constitute the basic support of quality of life (housing, employment school, culture, health, sport, purchase of essential goods, etc.).

Responses take into account the most vulnerable groups in the system (low income, blind, elderly, etc.) in a commitment to universal accessibility, and the needs of efficient freight transport and urban and intermunicipal logistics.
The objective is to enable current and future generations to minimize social, environmental and financial costs, to make more efficient use of existing resources, to promote new transport technologies and new mobility services and to use renewable energy whenever possible , enabling an integrated multimodal transport system for the region and financially sustainable management models in a commitment to all stakeholders.


The municipalities and other key stakeholders in the Algarve transport and mobility system form a collaborative platform for action and endorse the “Charter of Commitment to Sustainable Mobility in the Algarve”, agreeing:


in a continuous manner to achieve sustainable mobility.


experiences for the resolution of transport and mobility problems and the implementation of measures.


for innovation in planning practices, aiming at optimizing existing resources to achieve cost-effective actions.


innovative mobility and accessibility solutions.


mobility / accessibility solutions, through the feasibility of new practices and / or tools / management models.


the various transportation modes and services with the main poles of urban and inter-city movements.


continuously what progress has been made in the execution of the plan and the various actions.

Dialogue and promote the participation

of all stakeholders and the population, aiming at concertation and social inclusion.


the transition to a low-carbon economy, by adhering to the principles of equity and social justice.