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Biking/cycling as a means of transportation


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Hi there, this is something that I don't read a lot about within Portugal or I am looking at the wrong places.  I see there are a lot of places for pleasures, trails etc. but what about within cities like Lisbon, Porto etc.

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Regarding bikes, you can look here (all in portuguese) regarding bike lanes and parking in Portugal:

https://www.ciclovias.pt/

 

and this one (has english version) for the Lisbon area:

https://lisbonbikemap.com/en/map/bike-lanes/

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@antonio_f Thank you appreciate it.  I would have thought that it would be more developed in a European country.  In the province I live in, we have an amazing cycling paths system but no fun in the winter and sometimes you have to share the road with the cars and some drivers are well not nice at all!  Looking forward to try it.

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Even though bikes have been used for a long time here, only in the last couple of years cities have started to pay atention to it and develop bike lanes. A region with a big bike history is Aveiro and Águeda, as it's a mostly flat area and have many bike factories (Portugal became the bigger bike maker in Europe last year). 

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@antonio_f That's great to know! I am also looking for a city that is bike friendly and/or has a good existing biking community.

Thanks for the valuable info!

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Hi jeanmori7 . One of the reasons we moved to the Aveiro region was due to the flatter terrain, of course there are still hills here and there, but very flat along the coastal roads. There are many cycle paths, but they are mainly isolated, as they are built by individual town/ village councils, they are slowly connecting them up together though. Aveiro city center does not have a cycle path system, but again a few isolated cycle paths, but outside the city center the regular roads do not have much traffic on them. There are many cycle manufactures around the area. I cycle casually most days and usually do a 70k cycle with a buddy at the weekends(he actually owns a cycle shop/workshop here 😉

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