Salvador Rueda: "Vitoria must have a public transport with frequencies every 5 minutes, like the metro"

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Salvador Rueda: "Vitoria must have a public transport with frequencies every 5 minutes, like the metro"

04/03/2018
Vitoria
El Correo

To understand the weight of Salvador Rueda in the field of mobility, one piece of information is enough: since he started the year, he has only slept eight times in his home in Barcelona. New York, Boston, Montreal, Vancouver, Buenos Aires or Medellin have hosted his last conferences. But the 'father' of the Vitoria Mobility Plan and director of the Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona is still "in love" with the capital of Álava. Now he is immersed in the revision of the document at the request of the City Council, a task that will end at the end of the year. A demanding commission that will force him to assemble the different pieces that are on the board, including the tram and the 'express bus'. His objective, that the Green Capital is once again an international "example" of sustainability. "And it will be, no doubt about it", warns.

 

_ The urban and the tram beat records but Vitoria does not stop putting challenges in terms of mobility. The light rail will arrive at the campus and its extension to the new neighborhoods is also projected. The `express bus` is emerging as another high-capacity alternative. To what extent is it necessary to press the accelerator with new projects instead of, for example, buying more buses?

_ It's justified. I give you an example. Think of Zabalgana, which has grown so much that it now has around 26,000 inhabitants. It's a new city, like Salburua, where the same thing has happened. The mobility codes that we made a decade ago must be reconsidered. The problem is that it has to be done in an integral way.

 

Full Article (in Spanish): El Correo