The U-Bike Portugal Project aimed at promoting sustainable mobility, particularly cycling, in academic communities.
The Institute for Mobility and Transport is the public agency that coordinated the project and defined the rules and monitoring procedures to assess the outcomes of it.
Public higher education institutions were able to apply for POSEUR financing (Programa Operacional Sustenibilidad e Eficiencia No Uso de Recursos) for the acquisition of a fleet of electric and conventional bicycles. The incentive did not cover other interventions, so public institutions had to apply for additional funding for those purposes.
The applications were sorted out according to the following criteria:
- Suitability to Sectorial Strategy
- Efficiency, Sustainability and Innovation
- Integrated Approach
Maximum budget allocated by POSEUR: 530.000 euros
- Transport end-uses
- Private passenger transport