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Mobility Measure

Attractive, safe and accessible public space at major attractions

A laboratory area and a mobility plan will be developed to study mobility in tourist and leisure areas (around Santa Catalina Park, close to the new aquarium and the cruise terminal), where a complete set of measures related to universal access, enhancement of public transport, parking management, and a public bicycle system is being implemented. A mobility plan focused on this area has been developed, and several measures related to sustainable mobility are being developed such as pedestrianisation, BRT system, new public bike system stations and new charging stations for electric vehicles. 

Implementing sustainable mobility

Objectives:

  • Increase the use of public transport, cycling and walking, by reducing the use of private vehicle.
  • Reduction of noise, emissions and fuel consumption.
  • Improve accessibility for the physically impaired people.
  • Carry out communication and information campaigns about sustainable mobility issues.
  • Raise awareness amongst citizens about sustainable mobility benefits.
  • Increase the awareness among visitors about sustainable mobility options.
  • Widely share and communicate the sustainable mobility experiences and outcomes with the citizens and the key local stakeholders.
  • Foster key local stakeholders involvement in the decision making process regarding mobility issues

How will this be achieved?

  • Once the mobility plan for the laboratory area was drafted, and an action plan proposed. The Municipality is trying to engage the commitment of different public administrations to support them to carry out the actions and initiatives collected.
  • Design of public space and universal accessibility solutions within the Laboratory area.
  • Improvement of two bus stops in this area.
  • Set up a Laboratory area.

How did the measure progress?

  • Meetings with the municipality, public administrations and some key local stakeholders.
  • To define the collection of data methods (automatic car counters, curveys, questionnaires, etc.).
  • Review of existing documentation, information and data.
  • Data collection and analysis.
  • Assessment of strengths and weaknesses in terms of sustainable mobility.
  • Mobility Plan of the new Aquarium area and the northern area of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria:
  • Diagnosis
  • Two Scenarios: scenario 1 (2020, before the BRT system) and scenario 2 (after 2020, BRT in place)"
  • Objectives and performance indicators
  • Measure and Action Plan

What were the outcomes of the measure?

  • 9 bike stations.
  • 12 e-charging points.
  • 2 innovative Bus stops.
  • Charging stations for electric vehicles.
  • Mobility Plan for the Laboratory area.
  • Guidelines for the design of public space and universal accessibility solutions within the Laboratory area.
  • Definition of a set of KPI’s, as well as a monitoring and evaluation plan.
  • Communication and information campaigns.
  • Meeting with key local stakeholders involvement in the decision making process.