At the start of the CIVITAS CARAVEL measure, Burgos had only recently begun working towards guaranteeing access for all citizens and visitors with impaired mobility. Efforts included modifying sections of the pavements along the principal city-centre streets; ensuring that businesses and residential premises do not feature obstacles to mobility; and providing preferential parking spaces and specially adapted buses.
Much still remained to be done to improve quality of life for people with impaired mobility. At the time the measure was launched, 16 percent of pedestrian crossings did not have low kerbs; 15 percent of public buildings were not equipped with satisfactory access conditions; and 75 percent of bus stops were not appropriate for use by people with limited mobility.
The main objectives were therefore to improve access to buses, including for wheelchair users; improve the condition of pavements; and improve the provision of transport information via electronic display boards and voice messaging.