On 24 February last, Pacte Industrial of the Barcelona Metropolitan Region held a Mobility Commission meeting in which sustainable mobility has been addressed in areas of economic activity. The meeting was organised with the support of the Metropolitan Transport Authority (ATM), the result of the historic collaboration between the two entities.
Xavier Sanyer, head of the ATM Mobility Service, has presented a methodology promoted by the agency that simplifies the implementation of mobility plans in industrial estates both in terms of cost and time. Sanyer showed the pilot test that was carried out in Vic and Gurb, and explained that it is a methodology that can be extrapolated throughout the region and that for each specific case the most optimal mobility solutions must be sought. The more than 130 people who attended the meeting online were able to participate through an interactive tool, and the information collected will be considered.
Mobility, a priority for the Pacte Industrial
The president of the Mobility Commission and representative of UGT of Catalonia in the Pacte Industrial, Juan José Casado, highlighted the role of the association in providing collective reflection and consensus proposals around sustainable and safe mobility as a lever and backbone of the region, of strengthening the productive fabric and quality employment. Casado added that the Pacte Industrial “has tried to anticipate and build agreements on key aspects of mobility from the consideration that it is one of the essential drivers for the necessary change in the production model”.
For his part, Carles Rivera, the managing director of Pacte Industrial, has emphasised the industrial vision with which the entity deals with mobility. “Around sustainable mobility there is a very powerful industry, and it can be even more so, generating jobs and economic activity”, pointed out Rivera, who also recalled the Sustainable Mobility Industry Forum initiative driven by the Pacte Industrial.