Bilbao in motion
Bilbao: a model of sustainable mobility
Bilbao is a city in motion and it always has been. Its continuous economic and social development in history is due to its ability to face challenges and adapt itself along with the changing times. When the city went into crisis due to its outdated industrial model, it reinvented itself in a process of transformation internationally admired for its look towards sustainability. Today, once again, Bilbao demonstrates that it is a global reference and that it is still in motion, do you know why?
Bilbao is committed to the sustainable development, thus it is implementing its Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP), which seeks to balance on one side, the regional development and the use of natural resources, and on the other side the minimization of social, economic and environmental costs of the production together with the use of an intermodal public transport system.
Check out the five pillars Bilbao's sustainable mobility plan relies on!
2. Environmental sustainability
3. Health and security
4. Economic development of the territory
- Ground mobility: Bilbao has urban and interurban taxi services, and taxi services adapted to people with mobility problems; three metro lines with dissuasive car-parking in their surroundings to encourage the use of public transport; Bizkaibus, managed by the Provincial Council of Bizkaia, connects the urban centres of the province with the capital; 43 Bilbobus lines that connect different points of the city, whose bus stops are not further than 300 meters away from the user; tram; funicular of Artxanda; and rail transport that connects the biggest urban centres of the Basque Country. In addition, the Termibus station is accessible by metro, tram, RENFE train (the Spanish Railway Company), Bilbobus and Bizkaibus. Likewise, the city has promoted the use of bikes through a borrow system -Bilbon Bizi- and the bike lanes, as well as pedestrian displacements through car free streets.
- Aerial mobility: Bilbao has an airport used by more than 4.5 million people per year.
- Fluvial and maritime mobility: Bilbao has a clean estuary through which tourist services boats -Bilboats- and passenger transport boats transit; and with an operational port 24 hours per day, during 361 days of the year, connected with European and intercontinental routes and adapted to goods transport.