School BUS project leads to promising results

O School BUS is an initiative of the new Living Laboratory for Decarbonization, under the BUILD project, which was premiered on European Mobility Week 2018, in the city of Braga, and which will be in operation throughout the school year 2018/2019.

This School BUS transports students to several schools in Braga, avoiding the concentration of private vehicles in schools at critical times and reducing their environmental impact.

The initiative aims for more safety, more quality of life and more inclusion, in addition to reducing pollution and accidents.

School BUS: registrations and schools

The School BUS connects the four main entrances of Braga to the schools by bus and covers the Basic Education in six schools of the central zone of the city (Escola Básica 2/3 Francisco Sanches, Escola Básica 2/3 André Soares, Colégio D. Diogo de Sousa, Colégio Leonardo Da Vinci, Colégio Teresiano e Conservatório de Música Calouste Gulbenkian).

Registration at School BUS is free and takes place online.

It is also possible to find information about timetables, routes, and stops online.

School BUS: first results

The project presents itself as the measure with the greatest impact on the change in mobility behavior in the city of Braga.

The School Bus has been in operation since September 17 and has already delivered extremely promising initial results, with the withdrawal of more than 100 cars from the BUILD zone, facilitating everyone’s mobility and improving air quality.

This initiative can be extended in the future at municipal and national levels.

Involvement of the CCG in the initiative

The CCG – Centro de Computação Gráfica participates in this initiative, through its domain of applied research UMC – Urban and Mobile Computing.

This domain is responsible for the development of transport monitoring and management tools, information for the caregivers and for the interconnection component of the city’s management platform.

See all about the contribution of the CCG in the BUILD project.