Location: Pontevedra 

Country: Spain 

Contact Information: [email protected]  

Website Address: https://ok.pontevedra.gal/  

  • Project Details:  

This project proceeds of the change in priorities. Before, the car was “the king” and cities were adapted to circulation. Today, due to the awareness raising of climate change and the people necessities, circumstances have changed radically, and people are placed about machines. In this way, environment is getting better and citizens quality of life too.  

Thematic Area: Climate Change Mitigation 

Thematic Sub-category: Smart city domains for the citizens in green cities, Smart city solutions and tools, Green Urbanism related to improving social relations. 

Type of Actor/Agent: Politicians, Local police, citizens 

Typology of Green Urban Site: Urban road 

  • Green City Elements used – Human-Powered Mobility, Public Transport, Electric and Alternative Mobility, Shared Mobility and MaaS, Green Urbanism, Smart Mobility, Citizen Engagement.  
  • Engagement and Consultation 

Target Group – Citizens. 

Public Engagement – YES. 

Consultation Tools Used – Basic statutory planning obligation, Survey or feedback forms at public meetings, Focus groups. 

E-tools: – https://ok.pontevedra.gal/en/the-media-talk-about-us/  https://ok.pontevedra.gal/en/disseminating-the-experience/  

  • Innovation and Impact 

Level of Scale of Innovation: 3 

Abstract of Elements of Innovation – Walking is the most natural, healthy, and effective mean of transport. Sustainable mobility and reduction of fossil fuels burning are in this case the way to get a greener city. Furthermore, the adopted changes improving citizens´ living conditions. 

Expected Impact Medium. 

  • Analysis: – Needs Analysis conducted. 
  • Benefits (B) and Challenges (C) 

(B) Temperature & Climate control, Improved Air Quality, limiting impact of heatwaves by reducing urban temperatures, Social cost savings (such as the impact of reduced air pollution), Improved visual quality of the environment, Recreational opportunities, Aesthetic enjoyment, Improving physical fitness and reducing depression. 

(C) In addition to the works and material actions to be carried out to achieve sustainable mobility, road safety and universal accessibility, the main challenge is of a social nature. Compliance by pedestrians and drivers with the necessary regulations is essential to achieve the objectives of a healthy and safe city. 

  • Resources and Transferability 

Teaching Materials/Resources: https://www.oteagranada.com/agenda.php  (Video: New ideas for mobility) https://ok.pontevedra.gal/es/hablan-de-nosotros/  (press releases and interesting articles) https://ok.pontevedra.gal/es/mejor-a-pie/  

Personal Skills Required: MEDIUM 

Non-discriminatory Principles YES 

Transferability Potential Medium