Lisbon restaurant owners want a street without traffic

Portuguese Restaurant, Bar, Nightlife Association (APRBAN)Pedestrian space in the historic center of LisbonHigher quality tourism“.

The group, led by Ricardo Tavares, believes that this change will speed up the capital in Europe, where more and more restaurants have outdoor terraces in areas without traffic noise (and smoke).

“Tourists will have a better experience,” says Tavares, emphasizing that the measures are about sustainability and carbon dioxide reduction “for a zero carbon footprint.”

He spoke at a hearing at the Lisbon City Hall of the Second Standing Committee on Economy, Innovation and Tourism as part of drafting a report on the economic recovery of cities after a pandemic.

He explained how APRBAN was created: Hunger strike outside parliament led by restaurant owners, bars and nightlife operators in November 2020 Demand government support to help limit weather pandemics

Companies still need to recover financially from the pandemic-stricken “pause”, but future measures also need to ensure that “the tourism industry can evolve to a higher quality”. Said.

The The idea is to start with Bairro Alto Neighborhood – and work from there. ,

APRBAN estimates the impact of the pandemic as follows:About 30% of restaurants, bars and nightlife businesses will be closedEconomic dynamics are still below pre-pandemic figuresIt was a “very positive month”, except for August and September 2021.

Source: LUSA Lisbon restaurant owners want a street without traffic

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