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 2019

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
-Monday, September 16
Siervas de Jesús Street
- Would you go backwards? 2nd edition
What would happen if the street were back to the way it was 26 years ago?
Find out in the streets Diputación and Beato Tomás de Zumarraga

- From Monday, September 16 to Friday, September 20
- “Work mobility challenge”
Several companies such as RPK, Automach, Caype will implement different sustainable mobility solutions to access their headquarters. Employees will tell their experiences in website of the Council of Vitoria-Gasteiz.
17 September
-Tuesday September 17-Saturday September 21
Virgen Blanca Square
Tuesday-Friday: 10.30-13.30 / 16.30-20.30
Saturday: 11.00-14.00
-Mobility Room
An Escape Room where discovering in a fun and entertaining way how to move in a sustainable way in the city. A maximum of 4 people and 30 minutes to discover it.
18 September
-Wednesday September 18
- “Mass media for sustainable mobility”
Signing of the commitment of different mass media of the city to inform about sustainable mobility in Vitoria-Gasteiz
19 September
-Thursday, September 19
9.30-11.00 h. Villasuso Palace
-Meeting “Entrepreneurship and mobility” with Álava Emprende organitation
Álava Emprende will present some local entrepreneurial experiences around sustainable mobility to show that sustainable mobility also generates wealth and employment.
20 September
-Friday, September 20
12.00 Square of the White Virgin
- “Friday for mobility”
Sustainable mobility helps mitigate climate change. During this week, students from Egibide School will work in an intergenerational workshop with older people. They will discuss about how our movements in the city influence global change. On Friday they will share their work with the entire city in a rally to claim more sustainable mobility in Vitoria-Gasteiz.

20.00 Florida Park Kiosk
-Family bike ride through the city
Night March by bike to say goodbye to summer
21 September
-Saturday September 21
- A walk through the new spaces of sustainable mobility in Vitoria-Gasteiz ”
The public space of Vitoria-Gasteiz has undergone a deep change in the last 10 years of the Sustainable Mobility Plan. We will walk through some of these changes to know their evolution and future changes.

-European day without my car
San Francisco Street
Hours: 11.00-14.00
Central action of the European Week of Sustainable Mobility in a space that will refurbished. In liberates space, this day it will be shown the benefits of gaining espace till now dedicated to cars. It will be created:
-Informative space with the proposal to transform this area.
-The library of Aldabe Civic Center goes out to the street
-The city for everyone. A workshop to know the difficulties of moving around the city
-Workshop to learn to ride a bicycle safely
-The commerce of the area will go out to the street
-Children's workshop to build plates on sustainable mobility
-DJ zone
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:
San Francisco Street. In liberated space will be created a exhibition area to explain planned refurbishment works and different areas to meet, play, read and to listen music.
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)
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport network (creation of HOV lanes for public transport modes, new stops, new lines, reserved areas etc)
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
  • Launch of accessibility plans
  • Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
Freight distribution
  • New regulations for freight distribution
  • Introducing cargo bikes
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • The Covenant of Mayors (as signatory)
  • The CIVITAS Initiative (as signatory)