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​Roads in Las Palmas Due for Transformation for Metro Guagua Project

Roads in Las Palmas Due for Transformation for Metro Guagua Project

The City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the Las Palmas bus company, Guaguas Municipales, this week inaugurated an exhibition that shows residents the transformation of Blas Cabrera Felipe road in the city. This will be transformed with a new exclusive lane for the proposed Metro Guagua fast overground bus service, and the dynamic changes that will enhance the neighbourhoods of Cono Sur.

This exhibition to provide better information for residents about the Metro Guagua project for faster links across the city for local people and tourists is being open to the public at the Ciudad Deportiva Gran Canaria, the University Hospital and the University of Health Sciences during the month of May.

This exhibition explains the projects planned for the Master Plan for Sustainable Urban Mobility (PMUS), which will also include local meetings for residents and interested groups, door-to-door information leaflets and actions to revitalise this urban area.

This project to improve and promote the greater use of public transport will incorporate the Rapid Bus Transit scheme adopted in many countries, and in Las Palmas is known as BRT or Bus de Rapido Transito, but renamed here as Metro Guagua. This should make the city more accessible, friendly and respectful for the environment and for people.

These improvements are intended to give residents more space with better views, greater accessibility, and a friendly environment to walk, to ride a bike and play sports, according to the Councillor for Mobility, Jose Eduardo Ramirez.

This project will begin in July that will double the space for pedestrians, configure a walkway of about two kilometres with wider pavements, new landscaped areas and with more modern and ecological street lighting.

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