One of the positive readings we can draw from the time of confinement is the silence of the cities and the air quality, at minimum levels of pollution. The pleasant sensation of feeling the cities cleaner has fueled campaigns to promote the sustainable mobility.
According to the surveys carried out, the 74% of Spanish people say that the do not want to return to pollution levels prior to confinement.
Aware of the need to bring a 180-degree change to current mobility models, many town halls are already implementing numerous changes. How can you implement them?
Although the desire of citizens is to choose the most ecological means of transport, the reality is that they do not always have a green alternative for their mandatory journeys. Valid alternatives include:
Increase pedestrian areas. In some areas of the city through which several lanes run in the same direction, traffic can be cut by placing bollards next to giant planters. Thus, in addition to have a division of space, the vegetation will absorb the noise and pollution of the environment. For safety, lanes can be delimited in opposite directions.
Increase bike lanes. It is estimated that the average number of trips within a large city is 6 kilometers on average. An assumed bike ride. But to get to the destination, the bike lanes must not only be plentiful, but well interconnected with each other. Remember that planning a greater circulation of bicycles should also be noticed in the expansion of its parkins stations (bike racks).
Improve public transport network. Realistically, in certain situations in the itineraries are too long to make on foot or by bike. It is essential to reduce fear of virus contagion inside vehicles, including ensuring strict hygiene protocols.
Steps are already being taken in the right direction. But there is still a lot of work to be done. At Grup Fábregas we support sustainable mobility by offering urban equipment to achieve this.
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