This year’s edition of the European Mobility Week was marked by the development of several campaigns geared at fostering behavioural change towards the use of less pollutant vehicles. Under the theme “Zero Emissions, Mobility For All” and despite the COVID-19 pandemics that hampered some of the activities, Funchal outlined several activities to promote the measures undertaken as well as the envisioned strategy to further promote cycling.
During the European Mobility Week (16th to 22th of September) the Municipality implemented 11 recharge stations for electric vehicles. Scattered throughout the city of Funchal and near the main attractiveness nodes, and as an extra incentive, the operation costs will not be charged to electric vehicle users.
In addition, the Municipality of Funchal has also made available a set of pedestrian routes within the APP. These routes embraces active mobility with heritage and cultural information providing the user with several information related to the history of Funchal. A videoconference also took place in which the cycling plan, the policy tool improvement within the MATCH-UP, was presented. The videoconference also addressed the European Green Deal, the most recent set of guidelines from the European Comission as well as the SUMP strategy in Funchal. The event was followed by more than one hundred people.
Throughout the week, a set of promotional materials were also produced and spread out in the local media such as videos related to multimodality and publications regarding the mobility strategy undertaken in Funchal.