“Gira”, the new way to get to our Shopping Center
It’s official: there’s a new way to get to our Center. Gira, Lisbon’s shared bike service, has a new station right here next to us. The whole process, from rental to return, is very simple, practical, and eco-friendly. And besides all of this, it’s good for your health and fun. Find out how you can use it and help the planet on your next visit.
Gira, sustainable and healthy transportation
Lisbon has no less than 60 km of bike lanes inviting you to pedal. But if you don’t have a bike, no problem. Gira provides bikes in various areas of the city, which you can start using with just your smartphone and the brand’s app. There are two types of bikes available: classic and electric. All come with a phone holder, a support basket, front and rear lights, and a bell. Electric bikes have the same features, with the additional advantage of facilitating movement on steeper surfaces. You can pedal at a maximum speed of 25 km/h, and the battery offers a range of up to 25 kilometers.
In total, there are 48 stations and more than 450 bikes scattered throughout Lisbon, so it will be easy to find one near you. One of these stations is conveniently located right next to the Colombo Center, meaning you can visit us without bringing your car.
Advantages of using Gira for transportation
There are numerous advantages to getting to our Center using a Gira bike, from savings to health and sustainability.
The bike is one of the most economical means of transportation, as it doesn’t require fuel. Gira offers various tariff options starting at €2 per day, a much more affordable option than fuel consumption.
The bike is an excellent choice to improve physical fitness and enhance the quality of life. In addition, cycling contributes to maintaining a healthy weight and helps release stress and concerns. When you swap the car for pedals, your health benefits.
A significant portion of carbon emissions comes from the use of fossil fuels, with serious consequences for global warming and climate change. This situation worsens when we think about the thousands of vehicles that circulate with only one person. However, the bike does not emit any atmospheric pollutants.
How to use Gira?
After opening the application, choose the pass that best suits your needs. You can opt for an annual, monthly, or daily subscription. The current tariffs are available on the Gira website. Then, just fill in your details and complete the payment.
You will immediately have access to various Gira stations, with a focus on those closest to your location. You can start your journey at one station and end at another. Select the desired station and bike type, and when you reach the station near our Center, simply approach and dock it in an available dock.
We all have a role in building a more sustainable future, and pedal by pedal, we can protect the planet and ensure the future of generations to come. The next time you visit the Colombo Center, try out Gira and see the difference!