They present mobility plan for cargo transport.
Jun 05, 2019 14:12 PM

According to the project, which is subject to a public consultation, "public transport and heavy cargo contribute 50% of PM10 and PM2.5 emissions, while cars, taxis and public transport generate the most of ozone precursor gases ".

Therefore, the government of the capital raised a series of measures that seek to reduce 30% of emissions caused by mobile sources, among them highlighted maintaining the ban on the movement of vehicles weighing more than 3.5 tons of 6 : 00 at 10:00 am, as well as from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Meanwhile, double articulated vehicles and hazardous substances may only circulate at night with the exception of the transport of home gas.

In this regard, José Refugio Muñoz, Vice President of the National Chamber of Cargo Autoransportation (Canacar), told T21 that these measures will be evaluated by different sectors, so the union awaits the call to be made by the Confederation's Transportation Commission of Industrial Chambers (Concamin) to carry out the analysis of said proposals.

"The important thing is that it is a plan that is subject to comments where the opinion of the mayors, the users of transport and all sectors is expected. The measures can be good, but it is not enough that they are put on paper, but the conditions must be generated to comply with them, "he said.

In this regard, he said that the main conditions that must be met are infrastructure and security.

"We are going to wait first for the Transport Committee to summon us, because of course they are measures that have to do not only with transport, but also with users, because it is not enough to say that the fulles are only going to circulate at night , if there are no conditions for the loading and unloading maneuvers to take place during this time, "he said.

Likewise, the new Mobility Plan 2019-2024 proposed a compulsory circulation scheme in corridors designated for heavy loads.

And for the management of cargo transport trips, Mexico City also proposed the placement of a particle trap in cargo transport exceeding 3.5 tons that circulate with city plates; an electromobility program for cargo transport (last section) and distribution in

electric motorcycles and bicycles. In addition to the creation of metropolitan distribution centers and local consolidation centers in the metropolis.