- Large dispersion of the population in very small towns.
- Lack of infrastructures to support electric mobility.
- High dependence on private vehicles.
- Lack of a regulatory framework adapted to new trends in mobility (autonomous vehicles, shared vehicles, etc.).
- Reluctance on the part of the public to use electric vehicles.
- High collaboration between different municipalities of the island in the development of Mobility Plans.
- The development of the Cabildo Insular’s Smart Mobility project will boost the quality of service in this area.
- Pedestrianization projects that are being carried out in urban areas of the island will improve mobility and make way for sustainable mobility.
- Electric vehicles have a higher cost compared to combustion vehicles.
- Since there is not enough infrastructure for recharging vehicles, users do not purchase them, and since there is not a high percentage of electric vehicles in the island’s fleet, no electric vehicle recharging infrastructure has been created to support them.
- To provide the island with a greater number of charging stations for electric vehicles, offering users sufficient guarantees for this type of vehicle.
- Increase the electric fleet, transforming it progressively and carrying out actions to promote it.
Reduce CO2 emissions
- The island of La Palma has the reality of having a high dispersion of urban centers, which forces a greater dependence on private vehicles.
- The Climate Change Law, which aims to decarbonize Spain by banning the sale of diesel, gasoline, hybrid and gas vehicles as of 2040, must be taken into account.
- Search for parking in urban areas.
- Improve travel efficiency by reducing the time vehicles spend on the road.
- Provide information on free parking spaces.
- Monitor vehicles through geolocation, for example, to design efficient routes.
- Promote sustainable mobility by facilitating the use of clean means of transportation (bicycles, scooters, etc.), public transportation or electric vehicles through benefits for citizens or services.
Favorecer la intermodalidad
In the search for minimizing dependence on private vehicles, intermodality in transportation becomes important as a possible solution. However, for this to happen, there must be a system that guarantees agility and a quality sufficiently attractive for the inhabitants to decide to opt for it.
- Improve the efficiency of public transportation.
- Optimize vehicle fleet management to provide shorter waiting times.
- Improve or implement new information systems at stops and on the Internet.
- Create an intermodal transportation network with various transportation systems (scooter, bicycle, bus, carsharing system, etc.) that provide different solutions to citizens according to their needs.
Promoting shared mobility
At present, despite the existence of shared mobility initiatives, there is a lack of a regulatory framework that is properly adapted to the new trends. In this sense, the lack of a well identified and adjusted legal framework is a barrier to the emergence and development of initiatives that are related to the new trends.
- To develop mobility as a service, providing the territories with extra flexibility and quality of mobility for their inhabitants.
- Encourage the use of shared vehicles among citizens with initiatives and benefits.