What was presented as the
State of the City Debate
ended up becoming a battery of announcements by the mayor of the capital, José Luis Martínez-Almeida.
Because during more than an hour of intervention, the alderman broke down up to
10 new projects
that the City Council will develop in its last year in office before the
are held .
Among them the creation of a
for the capital, which will integrate
the Cinco Torres area and Madrid Nuevo Norte
the immediate transfer of the five plots, which make up the Olympic ring, to
Atlético de Madrid
so that it can develop its sports city together with the Wanda Metropolitano;
municipalization of BiciMad
, or the installation of new
in the Plaza del Dos de Mayo, in Malasaña, and in Plaza Elíptica.
"Madrid is one of those few places in the world that is better off in 2022 than in 2019 after passing a pandemic," said Almeida, who highlighted
"unity of action"
and "work in unison" as "key" of the City Council and the Community of Madrid.
And the alderman did it before the president Isabel Díaz Ayuso, present for the first time in a Debate on the State of the City, during the intervention of the first mayor.
The mayor began his battery of announcements pointing out that the municipal government will submit to the Plenary of Cibeles the modification of the organic regulation of the Plenary to create a 22nd district in the city: the
, which will include the Five Towers and Madrid Nuevo Norte.
A proposal, already raised in Carmena's stage, which, according to what he indicated, will expand "Madrid's ability to
compete with the City in London or with the financial district of Frankfurt
"This financial district that we are going to create is going to allow us to continue to maintain a privileged position and send
a message to investors
of exponential growth", remarked the councilor before giving way to his second project: the
reform of the surroundings of Santa María de the head
Although the councilor assured that there, in the vicinity of the Atocha station, a
Low Emissions Zone
would be installed , in the Works Area they affirm that the measure will not be such, that remodeling works will be carried out to gain space for the pedestrians, but it will not be ZBE.
Athletic City of Madrid
Another of the announcements made by Almeida is that the City Council will give the green light "in the coming weeks" to the
concession for 75 years to Atlético de Madrid of three of the plots that make up the Olympic ring
Thus, the club will be able to develop its sports city in the surroundings of the Wanda, a project that has been stopped for years and that will involve an
investment of 200 million
euros by the rojiblanco club, which also includes sports facilities in the two remaining plots for the district of San Blas Canillejas and the creation of two exit accesses from the Barrio de las Rejas to the M-40.
In addition, the mayor also remarked that at this end of his mandate
, remodeling works will be carried out on the Jacinto Benavente, Ministriles and Guardia de Corps squares
, in Centro and Moncloa;
the creation in October of
the Landscape of Light Interpretation Center
, taking advantage of the candidacy of the Prado-Recoletos Axis as a World Heritage Site, in CentroCentro;
the implementation of the
Madrid City Card
so that tourists bring together transport, gastronomic and cultural options in the same format, and the creation of a
center for the elderly in the Palacio de la Duquesa de Sueca
, next to the Plaza de Tirso de Molina.
In terms of mobility, the mayor announced the
municipalization of BiciMad
, which "will allow for the first time" that the service reaches the 21 districts of the capital.
Within this project, it is intended to increase the bicycle stations throughout the city from 258 to 620 and
multiply these vehicles from 2,960 to 7,500
before the end of the legislature.
For the final part of his speech, the councilor wanted to leave his proposals for two of the issues that have marked his three years in office: cleaning and security.
In the second of them, the City Council will continue with the installation of
in the street and in this it will be up to the Plaza del Dos de Mayo, in Malasaña, and the Plaza Elíptica, "two conflictive points" of the capital, according to Almeida defined them.
The Consistory, as explained, is also in talks with the Government Delegation to extend them to other districts such as Usera and Villaverde in the face
of "the problem of Latin gangs
In this area, the mayor stated that the new guardian agents that the Consistory will have will be assigned to the districts affected by the proliferation of these gangs.
Finally, in terms of cleanliness, the City Council
will "harshly" punish behaviors such as drinking bottles or cleaning graffiti
That is why the Consistory will increase the sanctions in the first case from 600 to 2,000 euros for those who leave remains in the parks and up to 3,000 in those who make graffiti.
In this second area, a contract will be implemented so that SELUR is in charge of cleaning these with an increase of 150%, according to the figures given by the mayor.
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Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida
Madrid New North