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With these proposals we try to advance towards a sustainable Gipuzkoa
and more habitable. For it we propose a mobility model
inter-city based in doing the things so that they are not so
necessary the motorized displacements and in promoting
pedestrian displacements, in bicycle and in collective transport.

This supposes that the Statutory Delegation of Gipuzkoa must print a draft
of 1800 to his transport policy until now untenable,
socially regressive and ambientalmente aggressive. It identifies
mobility with the mobility motorized for vehicular and this way it justifies
colossal investments that Gipuzkoa is turning into a dense network
of highways.

The new highways encourage a traffic increase with one
dynamics that is taking us to a more and more frequent collapse. It does
20 years that the European Commission said it: "once finished
proper infrastructures, the traffic increases quickly up to returning
to reach the previous congestion levels".


For all this KALAPIE requests a new politics of the mobility that
be based on the management of the demand: to transfer the biggest number of
users of the particular car towards the public transport,
displacements on foot or in bicycle.

1. - Moratorium in the creation of new routes of high capacity and of the TAV

The current thickness of divided highways and freeways of the CAPV (69 Km/1.000
Km2) it doubles that of Germany and trebles that of France. The proper Deputy
statutory for the Road Infrastructures he affirmed recently:"
solution of the traffic is not to construct any more highways... Constructing
more highways we do not go nowhere". And we keep on constructing
highways, divided highways and freeways. Really this way "we do not go to any
it sets off". That's why from KALAPIE we ask that in Gipuzkoa should be paralyzed
investments in new routes of high capacity.

2. - Tolls in all the divided highways and freeways

The application of these tolls, together with a development of
public transport, it would manage to reduce the traffic deprived for ours
highways. Also, this way the costs would be imputed in his measured joust
interns of these routes (construction, maintenance, management, etc.) and
the day pupils (ecological impacts, accidents, congestion, etc.) to
who want to use them.

We propose that the income proceeding from the tolls to be used for
to finance the networks of public transport and the displacements
pedestrian and cycle, and this way to achieve a transvase of current users
motorized towards the above mentioned locomotion ways.

These criteria lead us to requesting also the suppression of
called "social toll" as as soon as it is developing
public transport.

3. - Creation of the Consortium of the Transport of Gipuzkoa

From the year 2000 he announced to himself the creation of this organism that would be
the manager of managing, planning and promoting the public trasporte
in the whole territory.

Studies realized by the Basque Government in 2006 say to us that
35 % of the natives of Guipuzcoa might replace the vehicle deprived by other
type of transport, and 67 % would use the public transport if this one
it was covering his needs. Today it is the day in which a Consortium so
necessary it continues without seeing the light.

4. - Major use of the car park

A politics of mobility based on the management of the demand will have to
to encourage the diverse formulae that allow the shared use of one
the same car, like the systems of car time-share, or
"car-sharing", or the systems of shared car, or "car-pooling".
For example, in Catalonia it is working from 2005 these systems
impelled by the Catalan public administrations.

5. - Promotion of the plans of sustainable mobility in the centers of work

These plans should be adapted to the size of the companies,
number of personnel, number of visits that they generate, etc.

In the Statutory Delegation it was approved by the Deputies' Advice, in
March, 2004, the making of a plan of this type for
personnel of the proper Delegation. More than 3 years later this Plan not
it has gone so far as to be approved.

6. - Integral Strategy in favor of the pedestrians

This is something elementary to advance towards a sustainable Gipuzkoa and
more habitable: urban and inter-city networks of pedestrian itineraries,
accident control measures road, reduction of the speed in urban areas
to 30 Km/h, elimination of architectural barriers, programs of
information and promotion of the pedestrian mobility, etc.

7. - Promotion of the use of the bicycle in Gipuzkoa

In 1998 KALAPIE impelled the project "LehendaBizi" so that
Delegation will create a network of cycle routes. From here on,
Delegation entrusted "Plan of the network of cycle routes of Gipuzkoa"
that saw the light in 2002 with important lacks than from KALAPIE
we have denounced.

Finally in January of this year 2007 Together Personal details passed
Statutory norm of Cycle Routes that already supposes the existence of
legal instruments to develop the network of 2002.

This way there has come the hour of specifying period and measurements. For
it KALAPIE requests to the Statutory Delegation than in the year 2012
pass finishes the execution of the "Plan of the network of cycle Routes"
in 2002, and the commitments foreseen in the Norm are carried out
Statutory of Cycle Routes (making of the Strategy of the Bicycle
of Gipuzkoa, and constitution of the Council of the Bicycle of Gipuzkoa).

The unfulfilled promises have been great. As sample is enough to quote
words of Deputy general that, in September, 2005, he was affirming:
"During the second half of the term the construction is foreseen
of 20 new cycle stretches", between which it was mentioning
"Errotaburu-Añorga Txiki-Lasarte Oria", "Donostia-Hernani-Urnieta",
"Eskoriatza-muga of Araba", "Oiartzun-Irun", "Zumaia-Getaria", stretches
that to today are not realized. The words remain; they are
necessary facts.

Along with all this, the Delegation must avoid performances so
sultry like the one that took place when the Department for
Road infrastructures he constructed a highway that did unviably
I plan of bidegorri manager and realized by the Department of
Sustainable development. If this was small, the construction of
the above mentioned highway supposed the destruction partly of the historical tracing
of the train Plazaola with the chopping of more than 800 trees of 200 and 300 years
of antiquity.

Donostia, May, 2007

Hiriko Txirrindularien Elkartea
Association of urban cyclists / grasp

It notices: the finished text of our proposals for the elections
statutory 2007 can unburden itself in:

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