European Mobility Week in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Vitoria-Gasteiz is on the front line also in this edition of the European Mobility Week 2012. However, this year, the celebrations of the European Mobility Week have particular meaning for the city as European Green Capital 2012.

"The program of activities of the Mobility Week seeks to give value to the importance of changes in the city on urban mobility, communicate to the public the new measures that the Mobility Plan intends to launch, and continue its work to raise awareness about the importance of commitment to sustainability and contribute to the improvement of urban living", said the Deputy Mayor, Idoia Garmendia. Some meassures of the Sustainable Mobility Plan will be presented through five "Paths of Mobility", five performances in public space. From Monday 17 to Friday 21 September, a local artist, accompanied by citizens, will intervene in five places of the city to communicate different aspects of the mobility plan: Recover Public Space, Public transport, Cycling, Walking and Coexistence among different modes of mobility. At the same time, "Movi-Bus", a pilot project oriented to schoolchildren will move its first steps. This activity aims to encourage cycling and walking from home to school and back. Instructors, volunteers and parents will go with different groups of students to school on foot or by bicycle. Moreover, the Deputy Mayor, Idoia Garmendia, has presented the “V Cycling Tour Olaguíbel” together with representatives of the Association of Architects of the Basque Country. The march will take place on 22 September. There will be three stops to present  renovation of public space in the Avenida de Gasteiz, Fermin Lasuen street and East Park. This year Twitter will have a very active and dynamic role in the dissemination of program of activities. Updated and timely information will be streamed from the hashtag #semanamovilidadvitoria.

Author: Gonzalez Argote Roberto

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