Disability support

PORTIMÃO CÂMARA has approved a project to adapt the main pedestrian areas of the city for disabled people.

With a budget of 250,000 euros, the project will create a corridor over 6,000 metres long and 1.2 metres wide, containing information and codes, including Braille, where citizens can move around the city in safe conditions.

The corridor aims to allow disabled people equal opportunities when accessing basic services and buildings, like the Câmara headquarters, banks, post office, police station, local library and others that still have architectural barriers, like stairs.

The construction of the corridor is to be concluded by the end of 2008 and will also run along the riverside area and the Rua do Comércio, the shopping street.

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