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Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Living Lab - Santa Cruz de Tenerife

It is the capital of the island and has an area of 150.56 km², divided into the Anaga Rural Park, (Biosphere Reserve) and its urban nucleus that houses a population of more than 200 thousand inhabitants. The city faces great mobility challenges both present and future for which it is preparing through collective transport, dissuasive parking, personal mobility vehicles (VMP) and all those sustainable measures that reduce the carbon footprint, and we solve the needs of mobility of our City.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Today

1. SUMP update and monitoring of project implementation In 2014, the Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council approved the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. This document arises to order the development of the municipality in terms of mobility. Now we are going to proceed to update it and adapt it to the new reality of our city. 2. 100% sustainable avenue Traveling by car involves fuel consumption and associated emissions, as well as road risks, among other aspects. The energy consumption associated with travel is not only associated with the vehicles used, but also with other infrastructure located on the road, which facilitates mobility and road safety, such as traffic lights or lights. On the other hand, a deterrent parking is intended to encourage drivers to park their private vehicle and access the city centers by public transport, cycling or walking. It is intended, therefore, to reduce the circulation of vehicles by favoring intermodality private transport – public transport – pedestrian and cyclist mobility. This measure considers the adaptation of a car park located on Avenida Constitución, next to Parque Marítimo César Manrique and the adaptation of the section of track between the dissuasive car park and Avenida Francisco La Roche up to the beginning of Avenida Anaga, in a 100% sustainable route. 3. Dissuasive Parking. Santa Cruz de Tenerife presentes mobility problems, especially at peak times of entry and exit to the city in which a floating population that almost doubles the resident goes to it every day to work or to carry out procedures in the different administrative offices of public administrations located in the urban area. The Santa Cruz de Tenerife city council hopes to carry out the construction of two dissuasive car parks in two of the peripheral points of the city in order to offer drivers to park their private vehicle there to access the center of the city through public transport. 4. Municipal plan for installation of electric vehicle charging points. Electric mobility is booming worldwide, with remarkable development in all aspects: technology, network of recharging points, vehicle availability, etcetera. Despite this, this type of mobility still has certain limitations so that it can fully compete with vehicles with an internal combustion engine, such as its autonomy. Through this measure, it is intended to promote electric mobility, so as to achieve a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions associated with transport. 5. Municipal plan for photovoltaic installations. In order to reduce the emissions associated with transport, the generation of renewable energy that is dedicated to supplying the modes of transport is proposed. In this case, the type of solar energy that can be used to supply charging points for electric vehicles is photovoltaic solar energy. 6. Traffic restriction system Santa Cruz de Tenerife has one of the highest vehicle per inhabitant ratios in the country, being 0.78 veh / inhab. In addition to a high ratio of vehicles per inhabitant, the average age of these vehicles is quite high, with an average of more than 11 years. The Santa Cruz de Tenerife city council proposes the implementation of a monitoring system for environmental impact and sustainability and management of traffic restrictions on the access roads to the central core of town 7. Monitored school paths Santa Cruz de Tenerife has a large number of schools for different ages between private, subsidized and public centers. Most of these centers are located in the urban nucleus and near the historic center. This arrangement allows travel to them to be carried out on foot in many cases. That is why it is intended to promote the initiative of a network of safe school paths, starting with those areas with the greatest need, and so that it can serve as a guide for future school paths. These roads consist of preferential traffic routes, chosen from the routes most used by students, which makes going to school a more autonomous, safe and sustainable experience.


Pedro Millán del Rosario
Manager Fundación Santa Cruz Sostenible

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