Controls and measures to reduce pollution, the level of emissions and pacify traffic in large cities increase with a new proposal from the Barcelona Global association. The entity has proposed that an urban toll be implemented at the entrance of the city of Barcelona as an instrument to regulate the volume of private vehicles.
The proposal concludes the report ‘The challenge of metropolitan and sustainable mobility’, which has had the participation of more than 60 experts and it has been coordinated together with Anteverti, Saba, the RACC, SEAT, Abertis Autopistas, RENFE and FGC, among others.
The reason for this entry toll is based on the need to regulate urban traffic and this measure would not be implemented alone, Rather, it would be accompanied by effective parking management and could be linked to the operation of the Low Emissions Zone, which has been in operation for more than two weeks.
The idea of managing access to the metropolitan area of Barcelona sUrges before the imminent completion of the concessions of the highways that serve as access to the Catalan capital. Its implementation would involve a regulation of the vehicles that enter the city every day (in favor of the use of public transport) and an increase in investment capacity thanks to the income that would be generated.
According to estimates provided by Abertis, This urban toll would reduce the entry of vehicles into the city by 27% and it would generate an advance of about 8,000 million euros for the necessary investments in the transport and innovation system. Likewise, it would provide an endowment of 400 million euros per year for public transport.
From the association it has been stressed that this project cannot be up and running in 15 days and that it must be based on consensus. It also seeks to create a synergistic operation between public transport, parking lots, the LEZ and the renewal of the car park.