Nowadays, in the city of Malaga heavy vehicles transporting goods are driving through the streets at any time of the day, which supposes a very negative situation for the mobility of the city, generating noise and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as a conflict between transport and other urban activities.
The lack of a control and management solutions for HGV in the future could lead to even more significant congestions in the main city corridors, as well as to a general deterioration both of the residents’ quality of life and of the streets where HGV use to go through.
The main measure objectives are:
- To avoid the situation of conflict with other urban activities, for which heavy goods vehicles represent a visual intrusion, noise and occupancy on the roads and the rest of the urban space.
- To establish valid routes and timetables, as well as to develop technological measures for monitoring heavy goods vehicles traffic within the city.
This measure will develop specific rules for heavy goods vehicles and a technological tool for monitoring and controlling their transit through various access points to the city. The west coast area is one of the best candidates where to establish a new corridor for the circulation of HGV, due to its intense presence of commercial activities, and its connection to the Port.
The network will integrate technologies (vehicle detection and classification systems, cameras for plates’ identification, software to control HGV access statistics) and infrastructures (signalling, itinerary) in order to monitor HGV connection to Malaga Port, going through a dedicated corridor.