SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY PLANS OF THE TECHNOLOGY PARKS NETWORK OF EUSKADI
SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY PLANS DEVELOPMENT FOR THE TECHNOLOGY PARKS NETWORK OF EUSKADI
19,530 users/inhabitant and 573 companies implemented
Area of activity
TRAFFIC AND MOBILITY
Sustainable Urban Mobility
Technology Parks Network of the Basque Country (RPTE)
- Citizen participation
- Objectives and Action Plans
- Indicators and Monitoring
- Strategic Plan development
- Follow-up implementation
The main objectives of the Mobility Plan of the Basque Technology Park Network (RPTE) are as follows:
- Strategies and tools development that allow the establishment of a more sustainable mobility model.
- New configuration definition of mobility networks in order to reduce the consumption of resources and energy.
- Encouragement of the transition towards low-carbon motorized mobility and pedestrian and bicycle mobility.
- Identification of the demand for parking infrastructures, electric-car parks, goods loading and unloading.
All this while ensuring the reduction of the environmental impact of pollution and noise. To this end, all the necessary studies and analyses have been carried out to identify the mobility needs of the Technology Parks in the Basque Country. On the basis of these, sustainable mobility strategies have been planned and programmed, optimizing regular travel and facilitating efficient and safe mobility to the buildings and services of the Technology Parks.
The scope of the Mobility Plan was the Basque Country Technology Parks Network, comprising the Science and Technology Park of Bizkaia, the Science and Technology Park of Gipuzkoa and the Technology Park of Araba, with a total of 19,530 users/inhabitants and 573 companies.
The work carried out consisted in the developing of the Initial Diagnostic Analysis of the state of the mobility in the Parks, based on the characterization of each campus, of each company that makes them up and of the supply and demand of the mobility networks. To this end, a Citizen Participation process was previously carried out, mainly through surveys and working groups with the main representatives and users present in the Parks, in order to identify improvement actions that would involve, on the one hand, important changes in the modal distribution of the users’ trips to the Park (with a greater role for public transport), and on the other hand, solving the mobility within each campus.
Based on the conclusions obtained from this preliminary analysis, the Action Plan has been drawn up, focusing on the development of five (5) main lines of action:
- Efficient use of private vehicles and electric mobility. 2.
- Promotion of public and collective transportation.
- Promotion of non-motorized mobility.
- Road planning.
- Training and communication to raise awareness among the population of the application and use of sustainable mobility.
Among other actions, they have been proposed a “Carpooling” application development for the shared use of private vehicles, the implementation of electric recharging points for vehicles, the possibility of increasing public transportation from the population centers with the highest demand and the implementation of a circular bus service within the different campuses. Likewise, in order to promote non-motorized mobility, solutions are proposed for the implementation and connection of networks of pedestrian routes and bicycle paths with access to the campuses, as well as the installation of secure bicycle parking facilities.
Finally, the Mobility Plan proposes an estimate of the necessary investment and existing lines of financing for the implementation of the proposed actions, as well as a time frame (time horizon of the plan 2021-2026) for their development and a monitoring of indicators.