While facing the challenge of heading towards an increasingly sustainable mobility we must demand ourselves a better planning of all aspects in the mobility. Failing to adapt the public space, services or infrastructure to the real needs of the citizens, can lead some sustainable modes to appear as more vulnerable, and making people to not to perceive them as valid alternatives. Some aspects that require special attention are accessibility on foot, difficulties to ride a bicycle, safety of non-motorized modes and public transport fragility at critical points.
The new criteria for the distribution of public space must involve a progressive reduction in what can be devoted to the private vehicle, therefore measures to rationalize its use must be considered. In this sense, parking management stands as a key tool towards reaching this goal. Similarly we find loading and unloading, it is necessary to support the remainder of uses of public roads.
The existence of relevant legislation allows us to anticipate the needs that we will face to promote more sustainable modes, and environmental analysis will allow us to value as well the impact on the environment and ourselves.