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The associations Murcia en Bici, Greenpeace and UMU en Bici have presented to the authorities the manifesto with the demands and proposals to turn Murcia into a Bike-Friendly city (16/04/2018)

This, after the success of the bicifestation held last Saturday in which with the slogan "By bike, for health and against climate change - half a thousand cyclists toured the main streets of the center to request measures in favor of the bicycle

"By bike, for health and against climate change" is the motto of the bicifestation that last Saturday toured the center and the main neighborhoods of the city of Murcia and attended by more than five hundred people, riding their bicycles or rolling on their skates.

Citizens of all ages joined this mobilization to demand a change in the current mobility and transport policies of the municipality of Murcia towards a more sustainable model, with the promotion of the bicycle as the central axis of this transformation.

"It does not pollute, it does not waste gas", "here, Murcia pedals", "the cyclist's ass, I am happy", "it does not cost a hard, and it puts the hard ass" and "my bicycle would not change it the motorcycle of the police "are some of the slogans that protesters voiced to call attention to the difficulties they encounter every day to travel by bicycle through the capital of the region and its districts, where" there is no coherent network of bike lanes , direct, safe, comfortable, accessible and continuous that connects the center, the neighborhoods, the training centers (colleges, institutes and university campuses), the employment concentrators (industrial estates near the town) and the visitor attraction centers -tourists".

The bicifestation ended at the Glorieta, where members of Murcia en Bici, Greenpeace and UMU en Bici read the manifesto that they presented this morning to the municipal authorities and that they have signed a total of 32 associations (Murcia en Bici, Greenpeace, UMU en Bici , Vía Libre de Cartagena, LorcaBiciudad, Ecologists in Action, Adesga, Biosegura, Huermur, Agroecological Association El Verdecillo, Ecoalas, ANSE, Huerta Viva, Association of Health Users of the Region of Murcia, Murcia Region Clean Association, New Culture for the Climate, Neighborhood Associations of La Alberca, Vistabella, Ronda Sur, Puente Tocinos, Carmelitanos-Murcia, Llano de Brujas, Casillas Moves and Santiago el Mayor, Murcia Skating, Murcia Freeskate and Skaters Friends Region of Murcia, Federation of Associations of Fathers and Mothers of Students of the Region of Murcia, Regenerates Consciousness of Change, Region of Murcia Economy of the Common Good, Foodtopia and Athenian Huertano of Los Pájar

you).

In the manifesto, in addition to proposing the creation of a true network of bicycle routes, the definitive implementation of the projects announced repeatedly by the City Council since 2010 is requested, adding the axis of San Juan de la Cruz in the district of Infante;

that educational centers at all levels have priority for inclusion in the new axes;

that the bicycle lanes sacrifice the space of the cars before the pedestrian;

that measures to reduce motor vehicles be adopted and that real intermodality be offered, among other proposals.

The ultimate goal is to increase travel by bicycle in the municipality of Murcia and reduce the use of the car, as a measure to curb climate change, reduce air pollution and improve the health of the / as Murcia.

Source: Agencias

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