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The City Council will implement Low Emission Areas in the municipality before the end of the year (22/05/2020)

| This morning the Technical Commission for the implementation of Low Emission Areas has been constituted, which has already begun the study work for the location of the spaces | The City Council will implement Low Emission Areas in the municipality before the end of the year, which will mean restricting traffic in certain areas and regulating vehicle access, improving air quality and reducing emissions generated by motorized transport."From the first moment we have been working on a comprehensive transformation project for the municipality of Murcia, articulated in fundamental pillars, and one of them is environmental sustainability," said the Mayor of Murcia, José Ballesta, who added that "the creation of new pedestrian axes such as Alfonso X El Sabio and more green spaces such as Murcia Río, the Huerta Action Plan, the 2030 Foresta Plan –which aims to double the number of trees in the municipality, reaching 200,000 copies–, and the provisional closure of the Gran Vía on Sundays are some of the actions carried out by the City Council to carry out this transformation of the city ”."Today we take an important step in the field of Mobility with the Constitution of the Commission for the implementation of Low Emission Areas, which will be a basic tool against pollution and in favor of environmental sustainability," said the Murcia councilman.This morning the Technical Commission for the implementation of Low Emission Areas has been constituted, which is made up of the Councilor for Sustainable Mobility and Youth, Rebeca Pérez, the Councilor for Sustainable Development and Huerta, Antonio Navarro, as well as the directors and technicians of both councils, and that will delimit urban areas in which the entry of vehicles will be restricted.Improve air quality and reduce emissionsWith the implementation of the Low Emission Areas project, the City Council aims to improve air quality, reducing the emissions generated by motorized transport.

In this way, in addition, traffic congestion will decrease and circulation flow will improve.The Technical Commission has already begun the study work to locate the spaces in which the project will be implemented, based on an initial criterion: high, moderate and low implementation areas will be determined.

During the next months these areas will be specified taking into account traffic and environmental criteria, as well as the technical characteristics of each space.Previous study in the San Nicolás neighborhoodThe City Council has carried out in recent months a study of this initiative in the San Nicolás neighborhood, obtaining notable results, such as a decrease in the volume of inbound traffic in the area of ??up to 57% and a reduction in emissions of 27.3%.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Murcia

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