He Tenerife Council presented this Friday the first phase of the Island Sustainable Mobility Planwhich advocates promoting public transport and intervening in infrastructure that provides relief for the mobility of the private vehicleas short-term measures.
After the second meeting held by the Island Corporation with the different social and economic agents of the Island, the president Rosa Davila has highlighted the importance of having the support of all sectors of society since “it is necessary to seek solutions together.”
This first phase of the Sustainable Mobility Plan establishes two temporary scenarios (2035 and 2045) and proposes 17 alternatives of action that combine road infrastructure projects, improvement of public transport, rail transport and mobility policies, such as the regulation of parking or the establishment of Low Emission Zones.
Likewise, the need to act on infrastructures, such as the Island Ring or a third lane in each direction. Another measure is to reorganize the links in areas with intensities of 100,000 vehicles per day, as in the case of the TF-5, between El Sauzal and La Laguna, and in the afternoon rush hour between Santa Cruz and Guamasa, in addition to the TF-1 between Adeje and Guaza. The closure of the island ring to the west and the BUS-HOV lanes is also added.
The possibility of decentralizing medical tests is also being negotiated
The document points to the need to encourage the use of public transport, which requires greater flexibility in the bus service and the extension of tram line 1 to the Tenerife Los Rodeos airport and line 2 to La Gallega. In addition, two ‘shuttle buses’ will be enabled to facilitate transfers to the University of La Laguna and collective transport will be promoted in companies and educational centers.
In the same way, negotiations are being held with the Canarian Health Service to decentralize tests in regional centers such as blood extraction or certain oncological treatments that could be done in hospitals in the North and South.
In addition, the plan includes mixed alternatives that include the development of railway infrastructures such as the Southern train from Santa Cruz to Adeje (and its extension to Fonsalía) and the Northern train from Santa Cruz to Los Realejos (and its extension to Icod de los Vinos).
The regulation of parking is also included in the proposals, since by regulating and managing parking in the areas of greatest demand, congestion would be reduced not only in urban areas but also on access roads, the TF-5 and TF -1.
The president and vice president of the Cabildo of Tenerife, Rosa Dávila and Lope Afonso, were present at the meeting; the president of the Provincial Federation of Construction Entities of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Óscar Izquierdo; the vice-rector of the University of La Laguna, Candela Díaz; the dean of the College of Civil Engineers, Canals and Ports of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Luis Pintor, and the president of the Alisios Norte Association, Iván Rodríguez de Azero.