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Valencia

Valencia is on the east coast of Spain, capital of Comunitat Valenciana region. The city of Valencia (www.valencia.es) has 794.228 inhabitants and its metropolitan area over 1.5 million inhabitants. It is the third biggest city in Spain, in the center of the Mediterranean Corridor, with one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean region (5th port in freight transport).

Valencia has a holistic approach to mobility. It includes different aspects such as mobility itself, Smart City strategy, communication and innovation projects.

Valencia Mobility Department and Traffic Management Room are the mobility backbone of the city. They coordinate mobility with different agents: private vehicle, public transport, pedestrian, public and private bicycle, local police, emergency services, media…

Valencia uses technology to monitor traffic: more than 3,900 devices to detect traffic, 1,100 traffic lights. Broadcast information about traffic on real time using App, website, information panels on the street, radio.  

The public transport network includes bus network, public bike, subway and tram. In 2010, the City Council introduced the successful Valenbisi public bicycle service, comprising 275 rental stations around the city and 2,750 bicycles.

Valencia promotes sustainable mobility in several ways, especially reducing use of private vehicle through promotion of sustainable alternatives of transport.

Valencia is working in several initiatives, especially implementing some measures from Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan. Recently, City Council announced the Valencia Bike Agency (in process of constitution), which will promote cycling infrastructures, coordinate any activity related to bicycles and it will work to improve connection with metropolitan area.

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