Despite the restrictions that will begin this morning, the Madrid City Council anticipates that this year the Puente de la Constitution once again the busiest of the year in the city center. Therefore, the security reinforcement available since last weekend for the «Black Friday» and the lighting of the Christmas lights will be added from tomorrow another 50 Municipal Police and 20 more Mobility agents to avoid crowds.
The Christmas system has between 70 and 100 agents a day, according to the forecast for each day, and the Mobility system has 78 more professionals deployed at the 15 checkpoints. Thanks to this extra reinforcement, the municipal police will reach 150 and almost a hundred the number of troops in five of the positions with the most traffic during these dates: Plaza de Colón, Plaza de la Independencia, San Vicente roundabout, Plaza de España and the Goya-Serrano intersection.
For the first time, as pointed out by the Area of Environment and Mobility, it is launched a roving patrol of six mobility agents, which will focus on answer the doubts that the drivers have and passersby on mobility on these dates. This team will travel by bicycle, motorcycle and on foot through the busiest areas from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
In case it is considered necessary to avoid blocking the entrances to the center, the agents are authorized to cut or divert the traffic in general. If this situation occurs, only people with reduced mobility, public transport, taxis, VTC with service in the area, residents, access to public and private parking would be allowed.
In this sense, specific specific restrictions could occur in Gran Vía from Plaza de España until its confluence with the street of Alcala; Street of Atocha from the roundabout of Carlos v until Province Square; Street Mayor both ways from Bailen a Sun Gate; Street of Segovia between Ronda de Segovia and Puerta Cerrada and perimeter roads of Central Madrid that maintains the general rules of access and parking in the Center.
Also in the event of traffic congestion on the Cuesta de San Vicente, the M-30 tunnel in the avenue of Portugal. Then the possibility of closing access to the Cuesta de San Vicente and to the exterior and interior roads of the M30, diverting traffic along the Paseo de Extremadura.