Daily Archives: December 9, 2019

THE BEST WAY TO GET AROUND? (B1.2)

 

Electric mobility is rapidly expanding in Valencia and a new sector has entered the market: electric scooters.

 “The scooter could be an answer to urban mobility problems in Valencia and traffic congestion. The use of electric scooters has become  very popular from the very beginning – considered smarter and funnier especially by young people – in contrast to the bike rental systems, which is showing lower levels of use.” READ MORE…

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Source: Story first published in August by El Mundo

However, this method of transport, together with hoverboards and segways, “pose risks to their users as well as pedestrians and other vehicles…Valencia, Málaga, Granada, Zaragoza, Cáceres (Extremadura) and Vitoria (Basque Country) among other provincial capitals are planning restrictions.…”

“Valencia’s transport councillor Giuseppe Grezzi says dedicated spaces will be set up in the city for these vehicles, and they will be treated in a similar way to bicycles, with some restricted access allowed on pedestrianised streets.

But Valencia does not want to be too harsh on them – mayor Joan Ribó says they help reduce traffic in the city and do not pollute the atmosphere.

“If you look at traffic data for cars in Valencia, you’ll see that it’s reducing, despite the growing economic activity here. That’s a good thing,” Ribó admits.

“And if you look at air-pollution data for the city, the reduction in motor traffic is also good…..”   “So, on that basis, they are very welcome.” READ MORE…

THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF CONTROVERSY ABOUT THE USE OF THIS CLEAN AND ENERGY-EFFICIENT MEANS OF TRANSPORT. DO YOU THINK IT´S THE BEST WAY TO GET AROUND IN VALENCIA?

HOW MUCH DO YOU REMEMBER ABOUT COMPARATIVES & SUPERLATIVES?

 

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