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The Municipal People urge RENFE proposes to articulate measures to facilitate bicycle transport users of commuter trains from Alicante-Murcia-Eagles online (13/03/2014)

The Municipal People will raise a motion at the next plenary session in March that will encourage RENFE to articulate measures that allow users to carry bicycles on public service rail commuter line-Alicante-Murcia Eagles affecting the town of Totana.

The motion also calls for RENFE consider adapting existing wagons or creating specific one that allows to safely transport and guarantees this type of vehicle, this measure also being compatible with the other users of this type of public rail transport.

Since last November the company RENFE been limited by new regulations, two bikes per train, transport of such vehicles on the commuter line Aguilas-Murcia-Alicante, which directly affects users of Totana.

This situation poses a serious harm to users and cyclists commuter trains by established restrictions, as obviously affects users Intermodal Train Station our town.

In addition to the uncertainty that cause they do not know if your bike can climb into the car, and since it is not possible to know in advance how many bicycles are in each of the different stations along the way or even how many ride the train already in service at the time.

Since all government should permanently bet for sustainable urban mobility in direct harmony with the use of public transport, so that the use of motorized vehicles and direct character and as an alternative to reduce fuel consumption .

These measures are especially aimed at reducing pollutant emissions such as CO2, ultimately, for the implementation of measures to improve the quality of life of citizens and allow us to have more towns and cities friendly to the environment.

For these reasons the new rules imposed by RENFE, Transport Bicycle Commuter line Aguilas-Murcia-Alicante, prevent continued use of this transport, since due to the uncertainty of the train can carry more bikes allowed, by such regulation make users run the risk of not being able to travel and therefore not able to reach the desired destination.

From Popular Group consider other alternatives and solutions to travel with bikes in the commuter train that runs through Totana, and they certainly do not go through limiting their use with such restrictive rules, as could be the adaptation of existing wagons or While creating specific one that allows to safely transport and guarantees such vehicles, supporting this measure equally with other users of this type of public transportation.

Source: PP Totana. Foto: archivo

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