Madrid approves new SUMP

POLIS member, Madrid, has approved the final text of the Madrid 360 Sustainable Mobility Plan, a key planning instrument that will structure the capital's mobility policies until 2030.

Over the last few years, the Spanish city has made huge strides in its sustainable mobility planning and deployment. From their trail blazing Madrid360 App, to the logistics micro hub in Plaza Mayor, they have been boosting passenger and goods transport solutions.

The city’s new SUMP is the next step in this journey. So, what does it include?

More and better public transport is a key component. Madrid plans to expand the network of bus lanes to 250 kilometers by 2030, while implementing green corridors with a commercial speed similar to that of Metro and a segregated platform for buses- with the aim of reaching 60 kilometers of green corridors by 2025.

Improving transport infrastructure is also a pillar of the SUMP. To do this, the city will be promoting extension to the metro network (lines 3, 5, 11 and 7 and new developments), constructing a Bus-VAO at all entrances of the city (starting with the A-2 and A-5).

Active mobility also sees increased visibility. 35 kilometers of new bike lanes are planned by 2050, supported by 20,000 parking spaces for bicycles and VMP. At the same time, the BiciMAD system will be expanded to provide it with 10,000 bicycles.

Parking management will also take a more sustainable approach. The Regulated Parking Service (SER) will be expanded to new neighbourhoods to prioritise parking for residents as well as the creation of the SER of high rotation and the dynamic rate.

Micromobility and intermodality will also be enhanced to facilitate modal integration.

This will see 300 micromobility hubs as well as 700 places for carsharing in the city by 2025. 

The SUMP also stimulates uptake of less polluting vehicles- starting with EMT’s own fleets. 32% of the EMT fleet will be zero emissions by 2027. Simultaneously, change of technology of private vehicles and taxis and the recharging infrastructures will receive further promotion.

Madrid chairs POLIS’ Urban Freight working group, and it is therefore no surprise that logistics receives much attention in the SUMP. The document foresees the implementation of five micro-platforms in car parks near restricted access areas, with all loading and unloading places will be smart by 2030.

The city expects to double the offer of loading and unloading spaces currently in the city, by 2030 to reach 15,000 reservations with the aim of guaranteeing e-commerce and eradicating parking indiscipline (double row).

Safety is also a crucial pillar. Madrid hopes to reduce by 50% the annual average number of deaths due to accidents, motorcycle accidents and that associated with drug and alcohol consumption.


The plan brings together the Madrid 360 Environmental Sustainability Strategy and the two ordinances that support it (Sustainable Mobility ordinancethe Air Quality and Sustainability ordinance), the Roadmap for Climate Neutrality, the STRATEGIC Plan of the EMT and the Strategic Road Safety Plan 2021-2023. 

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