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Valencia is on the east coast of Spain, capital of Comunitat Valenciana region. The city of Valencia 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).
From 2015 to 2021, more than 150,000 m2 of pedestrian space have been recovered. In addition, since 2019, Valencia has a new Mobility Ordinance that proposes solutions to integrate and share the space, respecting and prioritizing the most vulnerable users, as well as proposing transition alternatives to enable long-term solutions.
Valencia has 167.4 km of bike lanes and 33.59 km of bike lanes. The cycling revolution in Valencia began in 2016, when a total commitment was made to change the modal distribution and the commitment to bicycles, starting to build bike lanes on the main communication axes and placing them in the space of the roadway, recovering space previously used by motorized traffic. Thus, since 2016, more than 44 kilometres of segregated bike lanes have been built on main roads. Another 17 kilometres will be added to the bike lanes of the existing network before the summer of 2023.
Since the summer of 2015, the municipal commitment to public transport to reduce the use of private vehicles has been notorious. First by updating the network of lines and making it more direct, fast, competitive and sustainable. And at the same time, rejuvenating both the bus fleet and increasing the number of drivers in order to offer a better service. Right now, the fleet has more than 50% hybrid and electric vehicles. Specifically, it has 254 hybrid buses, 2 electric, 30 CNG and 203 diesel/biodiesel.
You can find the current Mobility Plans of the city here and of the metropolitan area here.
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