The future mobility plan eliminates fewer bus lines than those calculated by La Marea

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The future mobility plan eliminates fewer bus lines than those calculated by La Marea

06/02/2018
A Coruña
El Ideal Gallego

Fifteen months before the end of the mandate, the great pending issue of the Department of Sustainable Mobility, directed by Daniel Díaz Grandío, is still the restructuring of urban transport lines, which the mayor himself recognizes that is being done "a pasiños" (slowly) . The City Council ordered a survey on metropolitan mobility and last December the Urban Ecology Agency, led by Salvador Rueda, incorporated this data into the second mobility plan that they drafted for A Coruña. Initially, Grandío calculated that the number of current lines (23) would have to be halved to increase speed and transshipments. Rueda believes that it will not be necessary to reduce that many, although the final figure will not be known until March when he will meet with the municipal representatives: "They will be what they have to be". Essentially, his plan does not change: "The pendular movements are important, and so are the internal ones, but change for its own sake, does not change anything, what we already knew about the first study is confirmed and complemented, nothing more". That is to say, the solution for mobility in A Coruña are superblocks.

 

In 2011, the Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona signed a mobility plan during the bipartite of Javier Losada. Then they presented a plan based on the concept of superblock, an urban cell of an average of 400 x 400 meters whose streets would not allow access to road traffic, which would be limited to the great arteries, such as the rounds. But the government of Carlos Negreira parked the plan.

 

Marea Atlántica put it back on the table. The councilor for Urban Regeneration, Xiao Varela, publicly declared that he thought it was a good plan, but that he had "eivas" (defects). Above all, it did not take into account the flows of vehicles coming from the metropolitan area, which Grandío recently estimated at an average of 160,000 a day: the "pendular movements" referred to by Rueda. Two municipal contracts worth 250,000 euros later, the expert ratifies his position that superblocks are the only way to take the city of A Coruña to the most environmentally sustainable mobility of the 21st century.

 

Full article (in Spanish): El Ideal Gallego