Traffic was down 10% within the M-30 on Monday
MADRID, June 28 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, confirmed this Tuesday that the situation in the capital is already “complicated” because of the NATO summit, since the entire North-South axis, that is the Paseo de la Castellana; the Gran Vía, due to the transfer of delegations to the hotels, and there are “important” backlogs on the A-2.
“We appeal to the patience and generosity of the people of Madrid and apologize again. But being able to hold this summit is an unbeatable opportunity for the city. Citizens are showing that they are committed to this celebration since yesterday,” assured the City Council in an interview on ‘TVE’ collected by Europa Press.
Almeida recalled that traffic on the M-30 decreased by 10% yesterday, an “important” figure, stressing that this Tuesday morning will be “complicated” due to the arrival of delegations in the city.
“We are looking forward to this summit, which will certainly be just as successful as the celebrations of the COP-25 or the Copa Libertadores, even if this time we are facing the greatest logistical and organizational challenge in our recent history,” the mayor emphasized.
TELEWORKING AND USE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT
On the other hand, Almeida has recalled the importance of teleworking these days to “minimize” displacement. Likewise, it has highlighted the use of public transport to get to the airport, for example.
“The Madrid Metro is more operational in terms of speed to get around the city. Citizens can also use the EMT buses, which will be hampered by the mobility cuts, but they will be free. ” he said.