Contact & Activities

Participating city

242.924 inhabitants

Local contact

Roberto Gonzalez
Casa De La Dehesa de Olárizu, S/N
01006 Vitoria- Gasteiz
++34 945 162 696

Participation 2013

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
This event is organized in Vitoria-Gasteiz European answering to the call of European Commission. The objective is to raise public awareness about the need to make rational use of motor vehicles and the convenience of using other means of transport such as bicycles and public transport.

We plan to organize various workshops, information and awareness activities, and recreational and educational activities for people of all ages. Scheduled activities aim to create an atmosphere of participation, awareness and enjoyment in the scope of environmental awareness action.
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
«In Town Without My Car!» event will be organized in Green Capital Square.
Presentation of the reform of Green Square Capital
Presentation transport service on demand
Presentation of Electric Mobility Centre and Car Sharing Scheme with electric cars
Organization of concerts and activities for family groups
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
New or improved bicycle facilities
  • Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
Mobility management
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers