Free public transport and on-line activities mark the European Mobility Week in Rincón

Free public transport and on-line activities mark the European Mobility Week in Rincón

Under the motto 'For a mobility without emissions', Rincón de la Victoria celebrates the European Mobility Week from September 16 to 22 with a series of actions, including the free urban public transport service of Rincón de la Victoria, Rinconbus, as advanced by the Councilor for Mobility and Transport of the Rincón de la Victoria City Council, Antonio Fernández (PP).

This initiative seeks to sensitize all sectors of society to the negative consequences of irrational use of the car in the city, both for public health and for the environment, and the advantages of using more sustainable modes of transport such as transport. public, cycling and walking tours. The mayor of the area explained that «Rincón de la Victoria adheres to one more edition of this awareness campaign together with more than 2,300 cities in 46 countries of the world with the celebration of a series of activities, which this year and due to the measures health services due to COVID-19, will be carried out mostly electronically to raise awareness about the benefits of non-polluti

The mayor of Rincón de la Victoria, Francisco Salado (PP), explained that for the second consecutive year we have reached an agreement with the Rinconbus company so that the urban public transport service of Rincón de la Victoria is free for all citizens » . Also, the councilor has shown "the commitment of this government team to achieve a more sustainable municipality and concerned about the environment through actions carried out throughout the year."

The programming will start on Wednesday 16 with the signing of the protocol for the accession of Rincón de la Victoria to the European Mobility Week 2020 by the councilor. Later, at 5:00 p.m., an on-line workshop on sustainable mobility is planned, organized by the Rincón de la Victoria Environmental Education Program. On the 17th, will begin the reception of applications to participate in the contest of educational centers 'From my window' that seeks active participation to improve mobility in the municipality. The award ceremony for the winners is scheduled to take place in the Plenary Hall on September 22 at 5:30 p.m.

Virtual talks will also be held between the Local Police and classes from participating educational centers "with the aim of commenting on the most common errors related to mobility and establishing fundamental basic concepts of road safety education," says the councilor. The talks will be held on September 18. A day later there will be a day of activities in the Plaza Pepe El Boticario to put into practice practical workshops aimed at sustainable mobility. There will be a police presence and the activities will comply with all health security measures.

On Sunday 20, under the slogan 'The city, without a car', traffic will be closed on Avenida del Mediterráneo, from La Candelaria to Calle Granada, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Traffic cuts will not affect public transportation vehicles, electric vehicles or hybrids. "The use of this road by pedestrians and cyclists will be encouraged, and the campaign" One cyclist, one tree will be launched, through which it is intended to plant a tree for each user of this main street in a degraded area of ??the municipality. " explains Fernández.

In addition, a telematic round table on the STARS Project will be held on September 21 at 5:00 p.m. to demonstrate the municipality's commitment to this project linked to sustainable mobility and mark the start of the 2020/21 school year with the participation of educational centers, General Directorate of Traffic, Local Police, municipal technicians and other interested parties. The European Mobility Week (SEM) emerged in Europe in 1999 with the aim of promoting sustainable mobility in European cities and fostering the development of good practices and permanent and alternative measures to car use.

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