This visit will be promoted by Lisbon City Council’s EMEL – “Empresa Municipal de Mobilidade e Estacionamento de Lisboa, EPM”.
GIRA is the public bike-sharing service in the City of Lisbon. The system integrates electric and conventional bicycles and a set of stations located at strategic points of the city, allowing to increase the modal choice supply and, thus, capture different types of users, residents, visitors, workers, students and tourists.
Its use is based on digital systems by simply downloading the App on any smartphone. It is from this App that it is possible to know the location of the stations, check which bicycles are available, unlock the chosen bike and confirm the end of the trip. This public bike sharing system aims to reduce road traffic and its externalities (congestion, greenhouse gas emissions and particulate matter emissions, noise and accidents), leading to improvements in the urban environment and public health. Overall, the city aims to increase the modal share for cycling, especially in commuting trips, by enabling transferring traffic from individual road-based transport to cycling.