Valladolid City Council has been awarded, thanks to REMOURBAN project, with the “Best Public Strategy for Sustainable Mobility 2015” granted by The Spanish Renault Foundation for Sustainable Mobility and The Sustainability Excellence Club with the support of the Biodiversity Foundation
This prize aims to raise public awareness of the importance of sustainable mobility actions and value the most outstanding initiatives in the development of sustainable mobility in Spain.
The award ceremony was held in Madrid by the Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria. On behalf of the City Council of Valladolid attended the mayor, Oscar Puente, and the local councillor for Safety and Mobility, Luis Velez.
In the last few years, the city of Valladolid has taken a proactive role for smart, sustainable and urban growth. The award recognizes the global sustainable mobility strategy since the "Recarga VyP" pilot project was launched in 2010. The city has 34 public charging stations for electric vehicles, with plans to reach 63 points in 2020, which will draw a large network of public use that will support recharging in homes and car fleet.
The latest addition regarding to sustainable mobility strategy has been the “Clean Vehicles Program”, which is the culmination of the strategy to promote electric mobility in the city.
The essential actions of the “Clean Vehicles Program” has been among others the substitution of conventional fuel vehicles by alternative fuel vehicles, the improvement of the charging infrastructures and the reduction of the mobility impact, in terms of energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Clean Vehicles Program is one of the most important pillars that underpin the actions related to mobility in the REMOURBAN demo site in Valladolid. Recent initiatives in this regard have been the creation of the electric vehicles office placed in the Agency for Innovation and Economic Development or the approval of tax incentives for activities related to electric vehicle (free parking, free recharge bonuses in municipal taxes, etc.)
According to the future sustainable mobility strategy for REMOURBAN project, the city of Valladolid will continue working along these lines with the deployment of 50 new electric vehicles with preference for public transport and professional fleets. A total of 20 taxis, 20 vehicles sharing for individuals and companies, 5 commercial vehicles "green last mile", 2 for car-sharing and 2 city buses.
Beatriz Olivar Diez, Ayuntamiento de Valladolid
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 646511