Awards 2008

CIVITAS Award: "Cities and Mobility: Change is possible" 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 that "Change is possible"”.  

CIVITAS Award: “Cities and Mobility: Change is possible” for a Forum city

This award will be granted to one of the 98 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 that "Change is possible”.  

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 City of the Year

Winner city: Graz

Great ambassador of the CIVITAS Initiative, the City of Graz has been one of the first cities participating in the EU project CIVITAS and has always made a great effort in promoting the exchange of experiences. Graz’s traffic policy based on “soft mobility” measures has been highly disseminated among regional, national and international actors. And last but not least, the City of Graz has become a great ambassador of the CIVITAS Initiative at local level through a set of well proofed dissemination actions (website, local folder, press conference and special events) targeted to its main beneficiaries, the citizens.

Award for a CIVITAS demonstration city

Winner city: La Rochelle

The Urban Community of La Rochelle has successfully implemented several measures aimed to make public transport more attractive to its users. All transport modes (including bike-sharing, boats and park-and-rides) become easier and more practical by using an integrated pricing system with a unique identity called “YELO”. In addition, La Rochelle has launched a second generation bike-sharing system and has introduced new user-friendly information services in public transport.

Award for a CIVITAS Forum city

Winner city: Piacenza

The work of the City of Piacenza has been recognized in this category, who has successfully created a partnership to promote alternative fuels within the city. Piacenza has also launched a free bus service which connects the city’s periphery to the inner city and has widened its Restricted Traffic Zone aiming to provide citizens and visitors with a cleaner and quieter city centre.

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