Mobility Plan and Public Space in Vitoria
Development of a Mobility Plan and of Public Space Plan in Vitoria has been a dramatic change in both the new mobility model and the quality of public space. This triggered other plans and projects that have undeniably contributed to Vitoria-Gasteiz, which has been honored as Green Capital 2012 by the EU.
The Plan's main objective is the successful application of the management of public space based on the superblock model. This model is governed by two principal goal: first, to stop and reverse the trend of current mobility model based on the private car, and the second, to create a new kind of public space that encourages urban livability.
One of the successes achieved by the plan took shape in 2008 when it implemented the bus network, through an intensive process of participation and communication, increasing its use by more than 50%. Another achievement to be noted was the development of a series of plans that derive from it. The most notable projects are the Parking Master Plan, the Bicycle Routes Master Plan together with the Urban Trails Master Plan, and the implementation of 40 superblocks, which projected Vitoria-Gasteiz as a city leader in the transformation towards sustainability.