In European urban areas cars are the major source of air pollutants and greenhouses gas emissions. They are also the main cause of noise and occupy a significant share of the public space. With the objective to reduce the number of cars in the city, Torres Vedras launched a new mobility solution – an integrated public bike-sharing system called "Agostinhas". This system includes 30 electric and 260 conventional bicycles made available through 14 bike stations which are connected through a network of bike lanes covering an area of 8 km2 (which includes the entire city plus some of the suburban areas). The main objectives of the project are: (1) demonstrating the advantages of using a bicycle and; (2) offering an option for urban transportation with numerous environmental, social and economic benefits.