Donostia elected Civitas Capital

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During the award ceremony, which took place last week in Vitoria, Donostia-San Sebastián was elected ‘City of the year’ by the CIVITAS Initiative. This initiative of the European Commission that promotes clean and sustainable urban transport strategies, gathered over 400 participants in its Forum.  Donostia was awarded the “City of the Year” label for “its comprehensive approach that covers everything from cycling to public transport to personalised travel planning, all decided on with the help of an advisory council representing 29 stakeholder groups” reported the jury.

Similarly, the members of the jury valued the work of public awareness developed by San Sebastian, the fact that since the last three years the number of cyclist has increased, and the achievement of one the highest rates of public transports use in Europe