Identify the modal split of your city. Is this information recent enough to provide a valid diagnosis of the existing situation?
According to the 2011 Census, modal split in the Lisbon area is:
- On foot: 16,42%
- Private car (driver): 61,6%
- Public transport: 19,71%
- Motorcycle or bicycle: 1,71%
- Other: 0,55%
I don't believe this information can provide a valid diagnosis of the current situation. In the last 4 years Lisbon has suffered many changes in its transport systems and it is expected that more people are using public transportation. On the same view, many more people are using the bicycle as means of transportation.
Identify the geographic coverage of the transport system in your city. Is the existing system providing a convenient service for its “customers”?
The geographic coverage of the transport system in Lisbon is depicted below:
In the central Lisbon area, the Bus and Metro systems provide a good service, as well as the rail services on the Sintra, Cascais and Azambuja lines. As for the south margin, the boat system connecting Lisbon to Almada, Seixal, Barreiro and Montijo is very convenient. However, on the majority of these services the big problem raised by "customers" is frequency and lack of some services at night.
Identify sources to get information on maps of all the sub-systems, schedules, fares and payment information, information of the spatial location, shared bicycle facilities, etc. Does the common mobility system offers all the trip information for the different type of users?
It is possible to gather information on fares, maps, schedules and other details from each service website:
- Transportes de Lisboa, incorporating Carris (Bus and tram system), Metropolitano de Lisboa (Metro suystem), and Transtejo (Boat system) - http://www.transporteslisboa.pt/
- CP (Railway system) - https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/pt
- TST (Suburban Bus system) - http://www.tsuldotejo.pt/
Some of this information is already available on trip planning services such as Google Maps.