At national level there is no formal legal obligation for local authorities to implement a . In 2011 the Institute for Transport and Mobility (IMT),developed a national strategy for the approach of accessibility, transport and mobility, and their relation with land use planning, designated as , including:
- - which set the national strategy for mobility and the appropriate instruments to put in place;
- (PMT, the name adopted for SUMP), supports technically the development of PMT, defining contents and methodologies;
- (large- and medium-sized trips generators and attracters);
- on sustainable mobility and SUMP/PMT;
The National Directives were proposed to be adopted as a Ministers Council Resolution in 2012, making PMT mandatory for municipalities over 50 000 inhabitants or for district capitals, and voluntary in others. The Transport Metropolitan Authorities of Lisbon and Porto are legally obliged to prepare a PMT, which have not yet been done. From 2010 to 2012, 10 municipal or inter-municipal PMTs were launched; seven of them are finished. This process was stopped due the financial crises. Nine applications for the development of PMT (starting in 2015) supported by the Energy Efficiency Fund are in a final stage of approval.
The new European regional funding framework (2014-2020) limits the support for urban mobility measures to those included in integrated mobility plans. Subsequently the Regional Operational Programmes indicate the Portuguese Mobility Package as the reference for municipalities. As an outcome of this, a high number of PMTs are expected to be started.
Member state contact:
Urban mobility planning guidance
Main national support mechanisms
 Guia para a Elaboração de Pla Guia para a Elaboração de Pla Guia para a Elaboração de Planos de Mobilidade e Transportes
 Guia para a Elaboração de Planos de Mobilidade de Empresas e Pólos (Geradores e Atractores de deslocações)
 Guião Orientador para a Abordagem dos Transportes nos Planos Municipais de Ordenamento do Território
Last updated: 28 May 2019