Photo: Cover of Edu @ news Magazine Edition 113

Quito, November 28, 2016

Drafting FIDAL

Edu @ news for the month of November is now ready to go into circulation. In this edition (number 113) the topic Vehicles vs. Pedestrians As an introduction to this publication, we reproduce the editorial by Rosalía Arteaga Serrano, President of the Advisory Council of Fundación Fidal

 

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The recent accomplishment of Habitat III in Quito, highlighted once again, the need to give rationality to the transportation issue in the cities, most of them totally congested with vehicles of all sizes, emitting polluting gases, crowding the cities. streets, preventing pedestrians and making roads impassable and even appropriating sidewalks and parks.

 

This need also extends to thinking about the structure and conformation of the most compact cities, which can provide their inhabitants with what they need, without traveling great distances and, likewise, bring work, education, housing closer together. , in such a way that we can enjoy that proximity and not use hours and hours of tedious transport to different places.

 

Another aspect that must be taken into account is that which has to do with public transport, requiring that it be efficient, that it offers comfort and the necessary conditions for it to be used by as many people as possible, thus avoiding the need. to take out private cars that swell the number of those that crowd the streets.

 

We must be smart enough to find alternative mechanisms so that transport does not become one of the main problems in cities. Some choose to use bicycles, including those with batteries that make it easier to climb hills, others decide to walk when the distances are not greater, there is talk of sharing vehicles with neighbors, using public transport.

 

In short, the options are several, so we dare to say in this publication: "get off the car", so perhaps we will get more friendly cities, more respectful to pedestrians, less polluting.

 

Getting off the car is a valid option, which must be accompanied by public policies and citizen mobility solutions.

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Get off the car

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