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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Living Lab - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the capital of the island, is located in the north-eastern part of the island set in magnificent scenery composed of two bays and their beautiful beaches. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has already developed a Sustainable Mobility Plan. In the framework of the DESTINATIONS project, mobility strategies and relevant technical measures will be developed & carried out in order to encourage & allow the use of alternative sustainable modes of transport by tourists and citizens.

City Factfile

City area100.55 km2
Population378 998
Population density3769 inh/km2
Gender balance4183.816 Men
195.182 Women
Average life expectancy81 years men
93 years women
Car ownership rate

576 cars/1000 inhabitants

Accident rate3 154 (2014)

17ºC in winter / 25ºC in summer

The location of the archipelago near to the Tropic of Cancer and the influence of the trade winds, provides to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with a warm temperature.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Today

Modal Share


     Pedestrians (15.10%)

     Public transport (13%)

     Cycling (0.40%)

      Taxis and others (4.50%)

      Private car (67%)




Increase the use of sustainable urban mobility modes between tourists and citizens
  • Develop and improve sustainable urban mobility services to increase the acceptance of the systems.
Reduce energy consumption, emissions and increase air quality
  • Eco-friendly vehicles.
  • Switching to less polluting transport modes (urban public transport and public bike service).
Improve cost effectiveness and integration of transport and mobility services
  • Development of business models to guarantee the financial viability and lasting impacts of the measures
Regulate and decrease number of freight vehicles in the inner city.
  • Adding a Sustainable Logistics Plan (SULP) into the current SUMP

  • Development of a Smart distribution system


Transport Infrastructure

Cycling network

150 bikes and 13 bike stations (To be improved and increased within CIVITAS DESTINATIONS project)

Public transport network

Guaguas Municipales (Urban Public Transport Company)

242 Buses

40 bus routes (3 of them night routes)

715 km bus network

784 bus stops


Magazine LPA-GC Movilidad en Transformación

Plan de Movilidad Urbana Sostenible