Almeida wants to place giant cranes in Madrid to combat traffic jams

The mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, He admitted on Tuesday that “there are significant circulatory intensity problems” in the city, and has promised to adopt measures to tackle the problem such as avoiding maintenance work at rush hour or placing cranes in strategic places to intervene in the event of an accident.

Almeida has acknowledged that there have been “monumental traffic jams” in the capital, as a result of “a series of accidents” on the M-30, A-3, A-4 and Raimundo Fernández Villaverde Street. “This is not the usual,” said the councilor before stating that he is “aware” that “there are significant traffic delays in recent times.”

On the other hand, the City Council is studying “how to place large cranes in nerve centers of the city” to be able to “unblock” the main roads “in a short time” in the event of an accident.

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In addition, Almeida has promised to “improve the procedures” in which mobility agents take part and to prevent conservation and maintenance tasks from taking place in the morning and evening rush hours.

The councilor explained that “the use of private vehicles has recovered”, although “still” without reaching the levels of 2019, and that instead “the influx of public transport has not recovered in the same proportion” as the City Council wants to “continue to favor”. He also recalled that public transport “is completely safe” even if the pandemic situation continues.

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