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.
Emissions generated by transport in Europe are still on the rise, while the electric vehicle sector is struggling to take off. The main obstacles to the spread of e-mobility are limited batteries on the market and underdeveloped infrastructure
Go Mobility aims to bring public and private sector experts together, to resolve the challenges facing sustainable and intelligent mobility.
Go Mobility will:
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.
Electric mobility is rapidly expanding in Valencia and a new sector has entered the market: electric scooters.
As with many other cities, Barcelona faces many problems, including a lack of green space, high levels of pollution and ever-increasing traffic. Its solution potentially provides a way forward for cities facing similar problems.
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.
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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).
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.