The Sintra City Council approved this Tuesday (December 3), at a meeting of the executive, the conditioning of car traffic in Calçada da Pena, a measure that will be implemented in December.
The decision of the municipality of Sintra results mainly from the impossibility of guaranteeing the circulation of aid and the safety of car and pedestrian traffic on the roads of access to the points of interest in the Serra de Sintra.
This conditioning of access to Calçada da Pena, allows the circulation only to authorized vehicles. Only residents’ vehicles, vehicles presenting the Community Model Parking Card for Persons with Disabilities – provided that the disabled person is one of the occupants -, public passenger transport vehicles, taxis, vehicles for individual transport and vehicles may be circulated. remuneration of passengers in vehicles that are not characterized by electronic platform (TVDE), RNAAT-licensed tourist transport, cars related to the Sintra City Council, Sintra SMAS, Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and Monte da Lua Parks, vehicles used for maintenance operations lighting and telecommunications and, of course, vehicles of security and emergency forces.
Vehicles unable to access Calçada da Pena may use the Cavaleira peripheral car park, which has over 1500 parking spaces for free. From here, interested parties will have access to reduced-price transfers to the monuments.
Appropriate passenger pick-up and drop-off locations will also be set up so that vehicles are not in the middle of the road, preventing normal movement of other vehicles.
There will be a unique sense of circulation (except authorized vehicles) on Estrada dos Capuchos, in the west-east direction, from its junction with the Pena / Calçada da Pena Road to the Chalet da Condessa d’Edla.
A reverse zone will be created next to the Chalet of the Countess d’Edla, for those who access from the west, on the existing square, requiring intervention in the level of regularization and paving of the site.
Signage will be placed on the Capuchos Road, in the west-east direction, informing that it will become a dead-end road, as well as indicating the possibility of reversing the direction of travel.
The Sintra Village is currently one of the most visited places in the country, in particular its Sierra and the monuments there, such as the Pena Palace, Moorish Castle, Countess D’Edla Chalet and Capuchos Convent, a heritage worth preserving. special care.
The municipality underlines that since 1995, the Village has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the category of Cultural Landscape, and Sintra was the first European site inscribed by UNESCO as a Cultural Landscape, thus being the design of all, especially those who have responsibilities over the territory of Sintra, the safeguarding of this heritage.