Awards 2007

CIVITAS Award: "Urban Mobility: Putting Cities and Citizens in the Driving Seat" for a CIVITAS demonstration city.

This award will be granted to one of the 36 demonstration cities that in the last years has been able to demonstrate a record of success in translating stated policies into concrete facts and prove evidence of its “Urban Mobility: Putting Cities and Citizens in the Driving Seat”.

CIVITAS Award: “Urban Mobility: Putting Cities and Citizens in the Driving Seat” for a CIVITAS non-demonstration city.

This award will be granted to one of the 72 non-demonstration cities that in the last years have been able to demonstrate a record of success in translating stated policies into concrete facts and prove evidence of its “Urban Mobility: Putting Cities and Citizens in the Driving Seat”.

CIVITAS Award: "CIVITAS City of the Year"

Unlike the two other CIVITAS Awards, the “CIVITAS City of the Year” Award will be given to one of the 36 demonstration cities that best handled the involvement of local stakeholders, the information exchange with other CIVITAS cities and has best promoted the initiative: the “CIVITAS Best Ambassador”.  

CIVITAS Honorary Award

For the very first time a CIVITAS Honorary Award was presented to remarkable celebrities of the CIVITAS family.

Award for a CIVITAS Forum city

Winner city: Ponferrada

The City of Ponferrada, which launched biodiesel buses while at the same time increasing the frequency of buses and creating new bus lines. Thanks to these measures and the creation of a public vertical transport or lift, the City substantially increased the number of bus travellers. Ponferrada also created a new web-based bicycle system where people can easily loan a bike to travel in town. This new system already counts 300 subscribers and reduces noise and pollution emissions.

CIVITAS City of the Year

Winner city: Burgos

Great ambassador of the CIVITAS initiative, the City of Burgos received many delegations from India, Japan, Trento and from other Spanish cities. Through this exchange of knowledge, the City succeeded in spreading the need for sustainable mobility. CIVITAS gained popularity in Burgos thanks to the new cycling strategy of the city, the introduction of biofuels and the recovery of public space for citizens.

Award for a CIVITAS demonstration city

Winner city: Ploiesti

The City of Ploiesti (Romania) achieved great improvements in its public transport service by means of a traffic monitoring system and a unique dispatching centre. Thanks to its new GPS system that enables on-time passenger information, the number of journeys by public transport increased by 6 million from 2005 to 2006. 25 new buses were also equipped with LPG engines and 5 km of bicycle lanes in the city main boulevard were launched. These innovative measures meet the needs of Ploiesti citizens for better and easier mobility and ensure a cleaner and safer environment.

Honorary Award

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This year, an additional CIVITAS Honorary Award was offered to Ms. Maria Alfayate and Mr. Camille Durand for their outstanding work in promoting and ensuring the success of the CIVITAS Initiative. Indeed, CIVITAS would not have been such a successful initiative without the contributions of these two key persons. Ms. Alfayate is one of the founders of CIVITAS and she has been devoted to it throughout her long career at the European Commission. Mr. Camille Durand is one of the most active members of the CIVITAS Political Advisory Committee. Thanks to its commitment towards CIVITAS, great improvements have been achieved not only in Nantes Métropole but also in other numerous French cities.

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