The population wants the metro but not in the garden.
Uban mobility or ambiental crime?
In the name of Urban Mobility the Portuguese government police, the public entity, Lisbon's Metropolitan and the Ministry of Environment and Climate change action claim to maintain a plan that has a curvilinear layout, that will consume, in the future, more energy and maintenance, that doesn't present a strong intermodality between other public transports.
DEFending the patrimony
This plan also doesn't protect the most beautiful green and leisure spaces in the city endangering arboreal heritage, classified and non classified, of the garden "Jardim da Parada" or "Jardim Téofilo Braga", will put in risk the Natural Park of the "Tapada das Necessidades" and it's beautiful historical Palace and also will destroy historic monuments such as the Obelisk and military Wall defence "Baluarte do Livramento".
metropolitan station under the garden
The Metro Station that is planned to be built in the only garden of Campo de Ourique will, in its early stages of the construction, a well as an attack to work, with more than 14 meters of the diameter that will, that will go into 36 meters deep, the stations copula will be at 17 meters deep, with pumping equipment that will take all the water from the underground soil of the garden to the Alcántara's WWTP. This pumping will damage and puts in risk all the existing water tables and will slowly kill all the trees including the classified century trees that have a protection law that even in this case, the Ministry of Environment and Climate change action, used the exception from 50 meters to 20 meters protection.