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Bicycle Elevator September 9, 2007

Posted by Tom in Alta de Lisboa, anti-car, Environment, Lisbon, Techstuff.
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One the strongest cases against cycling in Lisbon is the hills. While Lisbon is said to be built on seven hills most of the city is in fact fairly flat. This, however, does not stop politicians claiming that Lisbon will never be a city for cyclists because of the hills.

One of the Seven hills Lisboa

Here you can see one of the hills in question.

Thankfully we can rely on the Norwegians for a solution (Found by Tiago on Viver Alta de Lisboa) .

This is the obvious answer to Lisbon’s hills for cyclists. Now there is no excuse.

For all Lisboners (and any visitors in Lisbon) there will be a city bike ride for the European Mobility week on the 16th September:

A Federação Portuguesa de Cicloturismo e Utilizadores de Bicicleta page

The ride goes from the centre of town near the river to the centre of town in the north of the city (Alta de Lisboa) and back again.

Starting Tomorrow… September 4, 2007

Posted by Tom in Lisbon, MOTELx.
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See the timetables here

Get ready… Lisbon’s most exciting film festival is about to start.MOTEx

Horror in Lisbon August 21, 2007

Posted by Tom in Horror, Lisbon, MOTELx.
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MotelX Poster
Ok a little off topic but it certainly deserves the extra publicity:
MotelX is Lisbon’s First International Horror Film Festival and takes place from the 5th to the 9th of September in Sao Jorge Cinema (Avenida Liberdade).
I recommend it to anyone as the programme is varied and interesting.
See the site for details.
Here are some of the reactions from the first film showed as a preview to one of Lisbon’s most exciting events to happen.

I’ll be going back for more :-)