Vitoria-Gasteiz has been declared winner of the European Green Capital Award 2012.
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Vitoria-Gasteiz, building the green city of the future together
"I cultivate an organic vegetable garden in the green belt. I make Vitoria-Gasteiz green inside"
613 HECTARES OF GREEN BELT. 600,000 ANNUAL USES
A Ramsar wetland area HOME OF THE EUROPEAN MINK AND 17 SPECIES OF WATERFOWL.
210 plots of organic farming land.
A sustainable way to prevent flooding
TOMOROW 174 MORE HECTARES OF GREEN BELT
A botanical garden of Europe's forests
360 plots of organic farming land.
"I use my bike and public transport. I make Vitoria-Gasteiz green inside"
TODAY Sutainable Mobility Plan. New bus network. Two tram lines, 97 kilometres of bicycle lanes, 30 km of pedestrian streets, 5,500 P&R (Park and Ride) lots.
TOMORROW 60 new kilometres of bicycle lanes. 71% of public space adapted for pedestrian and bicycle use. 30% OF TRAVEL BY BUS OR BICYCLE
"I design buildings and I take advantages from geothermal energy. I make Vitoria-Gasteiz green inside"
TODAY 40 Km of pneumatic collection network,
CONSUMPTION OF 117 LITRES OF WATER PER CAPITA
NETWORK PERFORMANCE 88.57%
284 DAYS A YEAR WITH GOOD AIR QUALITY
16 855 SQUARE METRES OF SOLAR THERMAL PANELS INSTALLED IN 2009
TOMORROW Closing cycles:
Towards zero waste: 45% of selective collection of municipal waste generated in 2016
Water consumption below 100l per person per day
Towards a carbon neutral city.
Reducing CO2 emissions per capita by 33% in 2020, installation of
37.500 m2 of solar thermal units and fourteen MW of photovoltaic solar
Electric vehicle as the key element of the city's strategy
"I study and do sport every day at the civic centre. Like me, over 99% of Vitoria citizens enjoy basic services less than 300 metres from their homes. V-G is also green outside"
TODAY 46 m2 of green areas per inhabitant. 130,000 trees in the streets
12 civic centres
About 90% of the population lives within 500 m of basic services
TOMORROW: Zero consumption of land in the next town development plan
Urban regeneration of the old quarters.
- Green outside
- Green inside
Ready to become the European Green Capital