Pioneering project

PORTIMÃO CÂMARA will be leading the way in 2009 by making access throughout the city available for those with mobility difficulties.

At a presentation earlier this month, coinciding with the UN international day of Persons with Disabilities, plans were revealed to create a 5km route through the city, making Portimão the leading city in Portugal for tackling disabled access.

The route is planned to be 1.2 metres wide and is to be marked by yellow lines.  It will be able to be used by those with mobility difficulties as both a guide around the city and as a functional and safe means between areas in Portimão. The path will link Portimão Câmara, the cinema, police station, library, museum and along the river front.

Works are due to start on the route in early 2009 and will cost an estimated 350,000 euros.

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