There have been designed a number of Special Measures COVID19, aimed to ease the social distance, contribute foot displacements, bicycle and MPV, stregthen public transport and reducing use of private vehicles.
On the morning of 18 May 2020 has been presented this project that changes mobility in Granada. There have been created Temporaryt Reserved Lanes giving priority to Personal Mobility Vehicles and Bicycles, in main roads of the city, with Public Transport (urban buses and taxis), limited to 30km/h. This new mobility in Granada joins security and substainibility, giving pedestrians more space.
Check on the Edict Board at Granada.org the whole text of the Decree of Measures designed to ease social distances and contribute foot displacements.
An alternative to private vehicle to guarantee social distance in bicycle, VMP and foot displacements.
Objectives to be fulfilled with measures designed are:
Measures applied to ease social distance and favour foot displacements, subject to modifications of the supply and demand in the best possible way, are:
To ease social distance on foot displacements through the city there has been created a Preferential Pedestrian Lanes Network, marked according to pedestrians traffic regulations on the Article 121.3 of the General Traffic Regulation, to avoid the spread of COVID19.
Also will be signalled pedestrian circulation one sense only in those streets due to pedestrian intensity or other circumstances recommend it.
|Sense of Pedestrian flows in sidewalks|
|Flow in pedestrian crossings|
On the following map we can see main pedestrian lanes signalled to favour social distance:
This Preferential Pedestrian Lanes Network comprehend to remove pedestrian intensity in Acera del Darro easing social distance, and it is imperative that, to reduce risks of propagation of this virus, to stablish organized foot displacements and prohibit vehicle displacements except for those to get to garages and hotel stablishments. The same way, it will be possible that on working days and on determined time bands, to acceed load and unloading vehicles.
Pedestrianization of San Antón Street implies the rearrangement of the last section of Alhamar Street to allow, according to PMUS of the city, the exit to Camino de Ronda of vehicles that came from Rotary Roundabout, and must be implemented double sense of circulation in whole Alhamar Street. Likewise, to ease circulation, must be restringed the entrance of bulky vehicles to Alhamar Street (circulation is prohibitted for buses and delivery vehicles of goods to Alhamar Street from Camino de Ronda and Pedro Antonio de Alarcón the same way as in Rotary Square (circulation prohibitted for buses and delivery vehicles of M. M. A. of 3,5 t).
To favour mobility in the area between San Antón and Acera del Darro and improve circulation in the surroundings of Hotel Carmen , it is resolved by the Area, to change the sense of circulation in streets Duende and Verónica de la Virgen.
To reduce risk of infection of COVID19 on displacements of population, same as the Pedestrian Lanes Network for foot displacements, its been designed a Immediate Temporary Bike-PMV lane network to ease this kind of displacements at the expense of private vehicles and , at the same time, improve environmental quality and Road Safety in the city.
Once al Exceptional Measures for Mobility COVID19 are taken, implementation date will be on Monday 18/5/20 because it is scheduled date for the de-escalating phase 1 in the COVID19 Outbreak.
This network for bicycles and PMV, besides including bicycle lanes and bus-bike lines existing, have Temporary Reserved Lanes (TRL) and Cyclostreets.
In roads with more than one lane in each direction, as in Camino de Ronda, Joaquina Eguaras, Arabial (towards Chana), Francisco Ayala Avenue or paseo Emperador Carlos V, will be implemented TRL to ease mobility of PMV, bikes, taxis and urban buses.
Down below we detail its implementation with signalling:
At the beginning , we will find a vertical sign that indicates speed limit to 30km/h on the right lane, and temporary reservation of this lane for personal mobility vehicles, bicycles, taxis and urban buses.
Private vehicles must circulate on the left lane.
The TRL will be signalled with a solid yellow line on the left side of the original road signalling (except on crossings, where it will be discontinous line).
Also, when right lane, the TRL lane, have parking spaces on the right, there will be marked with a broken line one meter width to indicate bicycles or PMV´s the way to circulate for their own security, to become visible and avoid the cars parked when opening their doors.
In roads that do not have two or more senses of circulation and are included in this network for bicycles and personal mobility vehicles, will be implemented cyclostreets, to ease coexistence of all vehicles in the road and speed limited to 30km/h.
This measure could be find in Carretera de la Sierra.
Measures included in the decree will be implemented on Monday 18 May 2020 for two weeks.
Delegation of Citizens Safety, Mobility, Strategic Projects and Metropolitan Office.
City of Granada