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8/16/2007 DV. Donostia will incorporate European recommendations to improve the cycle network

The cycle politics of the Town hall of Donostia has surrendered to the audit of Bypad, an international organism financed by the European Union that, with the collaboration of politicians, technical staff and members of groups of local cyclists, detects advantages and lacks that the qualification has given of notable to this politics, from which he emphasizes the effort realized in the last years, although he should ask more, especially on the subject of infrastructures and safety. Inside the State, only San Sebastian has accepted to surrender to the criteria of control and evaluation of Bypad and has done it, also, with the intention of assuming his recommendations in the Strategic Plan of the Bicycle 2007-2011, in full making and that is going to be debated, together with this report next September 11. Observatory of the Bicycle and Advice Adviser of Mobility also they will have the possibility of analyzing an audit that, despite the good granted note, detects foibles in the realized work.
The first one of them is that only there has been executed half of the cycle network that was planned. In these moments, the city counts with 26 kilometers of rail bike exclusively and with 3 more kilometers of pedestrian streets in which this vehicle and the pedestrian allows himself the coexistence between.
According to the information gathered by the proper audit there are 5.000 squares of parkings distributed in 490 points and, curiously, what they indicate is not that they are insufficient as some users denounce, but they are not watched or that they are not thought to favor the connection between the bike and other means of transport, a relation that is considered to be fundamental. The occupation of aparcabicis that have detected round 50 %, although they admit that in the most central points, the squares are occupied to 75 %.
The audit centers on different scales. The one that obtains the highest qualification is the one that refers to the personnel and to the resources, since they value that the councillorship of Mobility that Ernesto Gasco heads is provided with an annual budget for measurements related to the urban transport in bicycle, as well as the implication of the politicians in his promotion or the personnel training that devotes itself to these tasks.
They propose, nevertheless, a major implication of other municipal departments across the creation of the Commission of the Bicycle, an entity that they consider to be fundamental from this European entity. And the fact is that, although the evaluation of the needs of the users is also one of the highest, especially due to the Observatory of the Bicycle that Town hall and Kalapie share, they lack an entity that, beyond canalizing the worries of the wider and wider group of urban cyclists, could harmonize the collaboration between municipal areas, but also develop strategies of collaboration and of coordination with other territories or countries.
The promotion of the use of the bike, it has been trebled in only five years, also it receives good puntación, as well as the courses on road safety, the update of the map of cycle routes or enclosed the workshops that Kalapie organizes to teach the adults to ride bicycle.
The peros appear as for the infrastructure, the cycle mesh, since not only it is a question to his judgment of extending it or of cleaning it every day as it happens at present, but also in repairing damages. They ask that jerarquicen the most difficult points and that one affects in the interform, especially with the public transport. Everything what should promote to facilitate the coexistence with the pedestrian is considered to be appropriate.
In the audit there appears a point that will provoke polemic: to apply measurements for the reduction of the use of the car in the center of the city, to raise the parking tariffs, to diminish the squares in roadways and to restrict the access to vehicles motorized to the most central areas.

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A difficult bidegorri, that of Alderdi Eder, which is going to be trasladadado in this stretch. [MICHELENA]


The politicians: There is considered to be positive the influence that they exercise in the decision making on the use of the bike and his leadership in this matter.

Traffic: The politics of promotion of the transport in bicycle is integrated to the integral traffic politics.

Observatory of the bicycle: It is considered to be a key tool for the evaluation of all the performances.

Routes map: It is updated of regular form.

Safety: There is valued the starting of a system of record of bicycles for the thefts prevention.

Maintenance: There exists a daily service of cleanliness of bidegorris.

Aparcabicis: Dimensiona according to his demand major in the walk of La Concha than in the summer epoch.

Municipal guard: It is valued that there is a brigade that moves in bicycle.


Communication: Although it is regular between the Town hall and the users she is not systematized.

Totality: There is missing a strategy of promotion of the transport in bicycle.

Coordination: The collaboration between the different municipal departments must be major and it is considered priority to involve to Town planning, Tourism, Environment or Education.

The network: The mesh of rails bike must be completed, since only half of the due thing has been executed.

Serviceability: There must be improved the comfort and the safety of the current network of bidegorris.

Planning: One lacks a planning as for the parkings.

Private sector: The promotion of the bicycle arises especially from the public sector, without scarcely collaboration with the private ones.

Rent: To implant a service.

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