As part of the protocol that the Galp Foundation established with Lisbon City Council (CML) in 2009, this project is part of the CML’s mobility plan and "Ecological Structure of Lisbon - Green Plan", which aims to promote forms of a more sustainable mobility in the city.
In addition to the 2ª Circular cycling bridge, the Galp Foundation's initiatives include two other complementary interventions: the construction of the cycling route between Benfica (Quinta da Granja) and Telheiras, and the resurfacing of the Jardim do Campo Grande cycling track.
These two routes, which are linked and cover a continuous cycle length of 8.8 km, are complete and equipped with various informative totems and air / water stations for tire filling and full support for cyclists like what is available at any Galp Energia service station.
This facility was inaugurated on September 17, 2011 with a mass bike ride, promoted as part of the Alfacinha Green Movement initiatives for the weekend, which marked the start of the European Mobility Week.
The cyclists gathered at 9:30am in Jardim Amália Rodrigues (at the top of Eduardo VII Park). With the support of the Galp Foundation, the Alfacinha Green Movement enlivened the city of Lisbon with numerous initiatives held throughout the two days.