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CIVITAS Case Study - Streets designed for sustainable mobility in Vitoria-Gasteiz

The superblock model is the centre piece of the Sustainable Mobility and Public Space Plan of Vitoria-Gasteiz, developed in 2009 to free up space occupied by private cars in neighbourhoods and return it to the people. All street refurbishments carried out in the last years have applied the superblock model. A superblock is a geographical space that covers several city blocks. Vitoria-Gasteiz has reorganised the whole city into 68 superblocks. Private cars and public transport are kept outside of the superblocks, and the inner streets are redesigned to be used mainly by pedestrians.