He City of Madrid announced yesterday that it will go until next January 7 more mobility agents to the city center to control the entry of cars and motorcycles during this Christmas. This decision is due to the fact that motorized displacements increase significantly in this area at this time of the year. Specifically, the Consistory will raise to 14 the number of troops destined to permanently monitor the circulation of vehicles, which means 75% more than last Christmas, when there were eight agents. This control work is exercised thanks to the surveillance cameras located at strategic points of entry to the center.
This system will allow agents to proceed to make cuts and detours for traffic in general when there are traffic jams. These are specific cuts with the essential duration to decongest the vials near the point of restrictions. This action is essential for private traffic don't saturate downtown streets. The permanent traffic monitoring posts will be located in Calle Mayor-Bailén, Plaza de España-Gran Vía, Princesa-Alberto Aguilera, roundabouts of Bilbao and Ruiz Giménez, and in the squares of Colon, Independencia, Cibeles with Alcalá, Cánovas del Castillo and Emperor Carlos V with Atocha, as well as in the roundabout of Puerta de Toledo, Segovia-Ronda de Segovia, Virgen del Puerto with Segovia street and roundabout of San Vicente.
The increase in agents is the main measure of the Environment and Mobility area in this Christmas campaign to guarantee mobility in the center, but not the only one. This initiative will be accompanied by others such as the reinforcement of 32 lines of the Municipal Transport Company (EMT) that connect the peripheral neighborhoods with the city center or the increase of the taxi service.
Citizens who choose to go to the center by car can check in real time since November 21 the availability of 6,417 parking spaces There are 20 of the 200 downtown car parks in the variable messaging panels. The 17 screens work 24 hours a day and are located in the main accesses to Central Madrid. The City Council also announced reinforcements to guarantee mobility in the commercial areas of Felipe II, Castellana-Raimundo Fernández Villaverde and Méndez Álvaro.
198 people to clean the streets
The Consistory announced on Tuesday that for the first time the cleaning service will have a booster at Christmas. There will be 198 more operators (101 daily and 97 weekends and holidays). The operative It has already started in Centro, Chamberí and Tetuán and on the 20th it will be done in the rest of the districts.