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By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 31 Oct 2018

Madrid cuts speed limit and announces new rules on roads

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Last week the new Sustainable Mobility Ordinance came into force in the City of Madrid, promoted by the City Council. The measure aims to regulate new forms of urban and shared mobility for the first time, simultaneously promoting public transport use and the safety of pedestrians and people with reduced mobility.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 27 Sep 2018
By Youris.com / Updated: 19 Sep 2018
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 19 Sep 2018

Go Mobility: Basque Sustainable Mobility Industry Exhibition

Go Mobility aims to bring public and private sector experts together, to resolve the challenges facing sustainable and intelligent mobility.

Go Mobility will:

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 08 Oct 2018

Madrid's new Mobility Plan places restrictions on electric scooters

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The New Mobility Plan – which will be presented in Madrid on 15 October – aims to satisfy the needs of users, but avoid turning Madrid into a dangerous city. As such, the plan will impose some new restrictions on electric mobility devices which will limit their use and may prevent start-up companies from gaining a foothold in the city. 

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 06 Sep 2018
By Hannah Figg / Updated: 20 Aug 2018
By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Madrid launches its new mobile application for shared mobility, Maas Madrid.

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The Municipal Transport Company (EMT) of Madrid has launched a new mobile application for shared mobility, Maas Madrid. The application for mobile devices, MaaS Madrid, went “live” in late July and offers combined information of public transport with new complementary services of shared mobility. It brings all the mobility service providers in Madrid into a single tool, thus providing users one point of contact for different ways of moving around the city in a manner that respects the environment.

Information on transport options

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 18 Jul 2018

Air pollution increased in Spain in 2017, a new study reports

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In 2017, air quality worsened in Spain as a result of the economic recovery, as a result, a total of 45 million people (~97% of the population) breathed polluted air in 2017, according to Spanish confederation, Ecologists in Action (Ong Ecologistas en Acción).

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 25 Jun 2018

Metro de Madrid signs an agreement with EIB to receive financing of up to 200 million euros

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The Community of Madrid, through Metro de Madrid, has signed an agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) whereby the EU entity will provide the Madrid company with EUR 85 million. This is the first tranche of a EUR 200 million loan to finance 50% of Metro de Madrid's investments until 2019, to rehabilitate and modernise its infrastructures.

According to the regional Government in a press release, Madrid has one of the "largest metro networks in the world", with 301 stations through which, in 2017, 626.4 million passengers passed.