Queen Letizia Award 2016 for Universal Accessibility of Municipalities: Sabiñánigo City Council

Place: Huesca

Entity that promotes it: Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare

Entity type: State public institution

Scope of action: Huesca

Improvement obtained: “...programs designed for the care and social and labor integration of people with disabilities in the educational, occupational, leisure and free time and cultural fields... Inventory and diagnosis of accessibility of buildings and spaces... campaigns aimed at the accessibility of people with disabilities to transport, to the urban environment, to sports, to official buildings and services, to cultural offerings and to the public leisure services of Sabiñánigo... activities dedicated to raising awareness and disseminate aspects related to the field of disability, as well as participation and collaboration in commissions and activities of the associative movement of people with disabilities... Application of technical means to achieve personal autonomy of people with disabilities in their family, social, educational and labor.”

Description of the performance / Activity:

The growth of Sabiñánigo is the result of urban planning actions motivated in many cases by specific decisions, far from a traditional urban planning approach. These actions have caused somewhat disordered urban growth.

If we add the orography to that, we can find areas with complicated mobility and accessibility conditions throughout the urban fabric. Sabiñánigo is a living city, with an enviable associative fabric. There are numerous groups that work for normalization and equal opportunities in the locality and that demand the local administration’s involvement to achieve universal accessibility. Sabiñánigo deserves an effort to make it more habitable.

Related information:
News in El Heraldo newspaper
Memories Queen Letizia Awards 2016-2017