The City Council of Mijas has put out to tender the drafting of the urban mobility plan of Mijas (SUMP), which will allow draw the lines of development of the city in the next 10 yearsas announced on Thursday by the Councilor for Contracting, Roy Pérez.

The mayor explained that the public contest “It comes out for an amount of 120,457 euros and an execution period of 9 months”, detailing that “interested companies can submit their offers until 7:00 p.m. on November 2, through the state contracting platform.”

Pérez has advanced that “it is a initiative that we have been proposing for many years and wanting to develop because it is a mobility plan that covers many aspects, not only affects traffic but also infrastructureto the environment or pollution”.

During its development, it is planned “public participation through different meetings with citizensgroups and social agents”, added Pérez, who emphasized that “it is a plan open to citizens” with which “people will be able to participate, collaborate and contribute their ideas and opinions for a document that is going to be the model of the city that the people of Mijas want”.

For his part, the Councilor for Transport and Mobility, Nicolás Cruz, explained that the mobility plans “are studies that are done to diagnose the situation in terms of transport and mobility of a territory. Based on this diagnosis, a series of short, medium and long-term measures are established to order and make sustainable mobility viable”.

In this sense, the mayor of Transport and Mobility recalls that “we have not had anything similar since 2008 and in reality that was limited exclusively to Las Lagunasso we are before the Mijas’ first comprehensive mobility plan”.

Thus, the mobility plan must include traffic reorganization proposals, car parks, pedestrianization (especially in the old towns), pedestrian or cycling itineraries, improvement of public transport or any other measure to improve the mobility of the municipality.

The objectives of this SUMP are contribute to the improvement of the urban environmentthe health and safety of citizens; integrate urban, economic and mobility development policies, so that travel is minimized and polluting emissions and levels of noise pollution are reduced; promote the reduction of energy consumption and the improvement of energy efficiency; and encourage the use of public transport.

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