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Metrominuto from Monforte de Lemos. Metrominuto - Monforte de Lemos.jpg
Metrominuto from Monforte de Lemos.
Metrominuto information sign in Pontevedra. Pontevedra capital Metrominuto Pontevedra.jpg
Metrominuto information sign in Pontevedra.

Metrominuto is a schematic pedestrian map based on the aesthetics of transit maps, marking the distances between the most important points of a city and the times an average person would take to walk those distances, designed to encourage citizens to get around on foot. [1] [2]

Metrominuto was created in 2011 in Pontevedra (Spain) by the local government, demystifying the time taken to get on foot from one point of the city to another in a simple and easy reading way, within the framework of an overall strategy to promote urban walkability. [3] Since its creation, they have distributed Metrominuto as a paper hand map, put up on public transport information panels, installed as an information sign all around the city, developed as a free mobile app and promoted using slogans such as “Move with your own energy” or “You live better on foot”. [4] Metrominuto along with the urban transformation of Pontevedra into a pedestrian friendly and universally accessible city has won many national and international awards such as the European INTERMODES Urban Mobility Award in 2013 [5] and the 2014 Dubai International Best Practices Award for Sustainable Development awarded by UN-Habitat in partnership with Dubai Municipality. [6]

Metrominuto has been introduced, in their own customized layout, in many European cities such as Toulouse in France, Florence, Ferrara, [7] Modena [8] and Cagliari in Italy, Poznan in Poland, Belgorod [9] in Russia, Angel in the United Kingdom and Zaragoza, Seville, Cadiz, Salamanca, Granada, Jerez de la Frontera, A Coruña and Pamplona in Spain. [10] [11]

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  2. CIVITAS. "Passenger Transport Intermodality in Europe - Study Visit in Pontevedra: Metrominuto" . Retrieved May 5, 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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