There is a strong interdependence between the transport sector and urban planning in both directions. Thus, when (re)structuring a zone of the territory, one must simultaneously think on how the transport system will respond to the travel needs of the population who live and/or work in the given territory.


On the other hand, ignoring urban occupation when planning a new transport system is in itself of great risk, which usually leads to situations of lower demand and use of the investments made.


From our point of view, there is a strong link between transport and mobility systems, which coexist to serve citizens and mobility systems, contributing to improving the quality of life of cities.


Therefore, the approach taken by TIS in the development of Transport Studies (whether being public or individual transport) and in Mobility and Transport Plans implies a full understanding of the way in which the territory is organised and the current land uses (and their interrelationship). Thus, many studies develop proposals involving the urban planning process.


On another perspective, TIS has great experience in collaborating with consulting and designer teams in the development of solutions for territorial planning at different scales.

Urban Planning


Strategic Level

  • Development of the mobility and transport component in regional plans, municipal master plans, as well as sectoral and regional studies


Tactical level

  • Development of the mobility and transport component in urbanisation plans
  • Preparation and coordination of mobility surveys on the flow of people and goods


Operational Level

  • Development of the mobility and transport component in detailed plans, urban allotment plans or large generators
  • Execution projects for urban and suburban networks, taking into account the road, pedestrian and cycling dimensions


Bases for mobility knowledge
  • Municipal Mobility Surveys: Cascais, Oeiras, Lisboa, Funchal, Olhão, Setúbal, Almada
  • Intermunicipal Mobility Surveys: Aveiro, Alentejo Central, influence area of the Mondego Mobility System
  • São Paulo:  Preparation of cargo origin/destination survey in São Paulo


(Urban and Regional) Spatial Plans
  • Master Plan for urban development and planning for Wilaya de Alger (Transport and Accessibilities)
  • Lisbon and Lourinhã Master Plans, regarding the chapter on Transports, Accessibility and Mobility
  • Regional Land Use Management Plan (PROT) of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (AML) and of the Azores, regarding the Transport, Accessibility and Mobility amendment


Regional Studies
  • Integrated Study of mobility and transport systems in the Municipalities of Medio Tejo
  • Rural Mobility Master Plan for the Douro Intermunicipal Community (CIM Douro)



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