On the official website, the Porto City Council states that that change was approved without votes against, with the Bloco de Esquerda (BE) the CDU, as well as four PS deputies, opting to abstain.

Currently, tuk-tuks, trains and tourist buses can circulate in the city between 09:00 and 20:00.

“The suggestion that the timetable be from 10:00 to 22:00 was accepted, dropping the intention of prohibiting the service during the afternoon rush hour, but maintaining the morning rush hour, where the traffic pressure it is more intense”, a local authority source told Lusa.

This new timetable, said the source, results from the need to “make compatible this increase in pressure on public space”, resulting from the use of individual transport and public passenger transport, and the increase in tourist demand, “caused by the progressive reduction of works of Metro do Porto and the promotion of increasingly sustainable mobility, with the allocation of more public space to areas intended for pedestrians/stays".