SRA Regional Action Plan MatchUP Final Version February 2021

Regional Action Plan the Role of Modal Interchange to Foster Low Carbon Urban Mobility

Good Practice & Interregional Site Visit & Staff Exchange

Title of Good Practice

Boosting Multi-Modality: Universal and Inclusive Mobility for Pedestrians

GP owner (region)

Municipality of Funchal, Portugal

Can this GP address the policy need(s) identified in Table 4.2? If yes, how?

Yes. This good practice towards pedestrianisation of urban areas increases urban attractiveness by implementing restrictions to car access. In terms of pedestrian mobility, the enlargement of pedestrian lanes and the implementation of urban furniture and road markings to facilitate the circulation for people with sensorial disabilities have been extremely valuable. Improvement for Policy Improvement Action 1 – Policy Need 4.2 As part of the policy improvement SRA are introducing a second stage into the implementation process to create a framework to review approved projects so that they can incorporate improvements to low carbon urban mobility and modal interchange under Priority 5 (6e) “Taking action to improve the urban environment, to revitalise cities, regenerate and decontaminate brownfield sites (including conversion areas), reduce air pollution and promote noise-reduction measures.” The Interregional Learning site visit and staff exchange to Funchal, Portugal in February 2019 provided SRA with the opportunity to see first-hand this good practice. SRA were also able see how pedestrians and cyclists interacted with this good practice and the opportunity to obtain more in-depth information and specifications from the Municipality of Funchal. Following the transferability workshop with SRA’s stakeholders in October 2019, SRA forwarded a request for additional information to the Municipality of Funchal. In particular, seeking further the attributes addressing accessibility and further details on the success of this good practice in Funchal, Portugal. SRA have been inspired by this good practice to include recommendations to the pedestrian network through the enlargement of pedestrian areas with pavements that meet the needs of pedestrians with mobility issues to create more inclusive pedestrian spaces within the new implementation stage and within the new framework.

Table 6.4: Description of Good Practice 4 used in policy improvement process

Other Learning

Title of Event

Key Factors Template


Municipality of Funchal, Portugal


February 2019

Southern Regional Assembly | Regional Action Plan


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