Nowadays, the demand for mobility is booming and the global context seems to call for the development of efficient public transport systems. The International Round Table in Lisbon from September 19 to 21 has addressed the issue of mobility, particularly its connection with the creation of a dynamic of economic revival by favouring a supply of tourist and residential services by augmented mobility.
The city of Lisbon is the ideal place for this meeting because, despite the economic crisis, the municipality has a technical excellence in this field and the ability to be a centre of expertise, an inspiration source at the national and international level. The mission also has the goal to bring innovation to the mobility sector through experimental projects and a better planning of public and private interventions in Lisbon's public space.
The debate has focused on three themes and a half-day of technical visits. The first discussion was about the sharing of the mobility space, the public space financing, and the effects on the everyday life and tourism. Following, the round table talked about the touristic mobility organization, which modes of displacement and parking to choose and its integration in a coherent system, and the acceptable threshold of tourist flows. Finally, the themes of augmented mobility and tourist routes were addressed. The technical visits were 5 different routes where participants could test different modes of transport and enjoy being a tourist in the City.
Working groups were organised afterwards to highlight the difficulties and challenges to overcome to get public spaces and mobility more tourist-friendly without being at the expense of the inhabitants and daily users of the City of Lisbon.
You will find the full programme, presentations on download and more information at: http://lisbon2012.inta-aivn.org/en
This discussion will be part of the Community of Competence Services in Tourism.