The Cabildo of Lanzarote, acclaimed in Madrid as a reference for sustainable tourism

The CITIES Timanfaya Project has won the seventh edition of the enerTIC Awards 2019 in its Smart Mobility category. These awards, convened by the ICT Business Platform for the Improvement of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, recognize programs under development with the purpose of disseminating good practices that serve to improve energy efficiency and sustainability.

The President of the Cabildo de Lanzarote, María Dolores Corujo, has traveled to Madrid to collect the award, which she received on Thursday, December 12 from the Director of the enerTIC Platform, Óscar Azorín, and Roberto Sánchez, General Director of Telecommunications and Information technology.

In a press release issued by the Centers of Art, Culture and Tourism of the Cabildo de Lanzarote, the CITIES Timanfaya Project is defined as “a revolution within the revolution that is taking autonomous transport on the planet, as it applies to transport collective knowledge and experience acquired, and accelerates the change of the current concept on mobility in the tourism sector, redirecting it towards a new safer and more efficient electric conduction. Unlike the last mile to use - vehicles that make small short linear routes and specific lanes, such as the Westfields that connect the parking lot with the terminals of the British Heathrow Airport -, CITIES Timanfaya applies this completely innovative technology in a winding route of 14 kilometers with steep slopes that, in addition, lacks horizontal and vertical road markings that help the bus to guide itself during the journey ”.

For all these reasons, CITIES Timanfaya will not only make the island of Lanzarote a world leader in quality tourism, but will position Spanish technology at the forefront of international R&D.