The Municipality of Barcelona intends to strongly encourage walking mobility, as confirmed by Ms Mercedes Vidal, the councilor of Mobility of the government of Mayor Ms Ada Colau. The new urban mobility plan (PMU) – that will indicate the actions to be undertaken between 2019 and 2014 - will particularly focus on pedestrians and their needs.
The City Council proposes to create new cycle paths until 2025
The board of directors of the Madrid City Council approved the revision of the 2008+ Cycling Mobility Plan, a document that defines the main guidelines for bike development in the Spanish capital. "The promotion of cycling mobility is an opportunity to transform the shape of the city and its public space" says the plan. "A coherent and secure network is a fundamental measure and efforts should be focused on this measure" it adds.
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The new Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) in Terrassa established the action plan for 2016-21. It incorporates a group of measures aimed at reducing the accident rate, noise pollution and energy consumption, which allows for an improvement in environmental quality and the habitability of the streets. Also wants to increase the autonomy of the children, the elderly and disabled people.
The new Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) in Terrassa established the action plan for 2016-21. It incorporates a group of measures aimed at reducing the accident rate, noise pollution and energy consumption, which allows for an improvement in environmental quality and the habitability of the streets. Also wants to increase the autonomy of the children, the elders and the disabled people.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria developed its SUMP between 2009-2012. An assessment of mobility on the island was conducted, resulting in the creation of various urban mobility measures. The geographical area of the mobility plan corresponds to that of the municipality (100km2).
Some measures have been implemented, whilst others remain in development. During monitoring and evaluation of the SUMP, local planning authorities identified potential future actions:
Sagunto Town Council recently marked European Mobility Week (16-22 September) by presenting their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP).
The plan aims to increase the use of public transport, improve mobility conditions for pedestrians and cyclists, and improve the quality of life in the city. It also seeks to create a long-term balance between mobility needs and the preservation of the environment.
Almost 500 people teamed up in the city of Terrassa, Spain, to participate in a big cycling circuit. They created a bicycle figure in the process and did so to advocate for bikes as a clean mode of transport.
Madrid seems to be in the midst of a love affair with the electric car, with two car sharing schemes for the electric vehicles proving exceptionally popular in the Spanish capital.
One of these is Emov, a new service, which saw over 100,000 customers sign up within only five months. It is gaining ground fast on Daimler's Car2Go scheme, which has 166,000 subscribers for its 500 battery-powered smart cars. Madrid has the highest rental rate among Car2Go's 26-city network.