L’Ajuntament de l’Hospitalet is the government of the second city of Catalonia in population. The Mobility Area at the Municipality of L’Hospitalet is in charge of several functions related to urban mobility, transportation and licenses in the public roads. More specifically, it deals with:

  • management of mobility projects and actions aimed at improving pedestrian, bike and collective transports, as well as fostering progress in road network usage, parking and city logistics;
  • management of traffic control centre including technologies for traffic monitoring and optimisations (electronic bollards, Variable Message Signs, traffic monitoring system with cameras, traffic lights);
  • planning and implementing circulation rules, road signs and other actions and tools affecting permanent or temporary traffic deviations or modifications.

The Mobility Area is also in charge of release and management of licenses for commercial activities and other services affecting the usage of public spaces, as well as management of projects for the improvement of public transportation and cooperation with closer entities in the field of urban transport.

Role in the project

The Ajuntament de l’Hospitalet will offer the city and its infrastructures in order to implement the ESPRIT project, providing all the information and mobility data from the city needed to develop the project operation model in work package 7. Within work package 8, The Ajuntament de l’Hospitalet will host one of the 3 demonstration events at project end as the city is one of the project usage case.

Personnel involved

MEDIAVILLA Juan, male, is Director of the Mobility area at the Municipality of L`Hospitalet. He received a PhD in Sociology at the University of Barcelona and M.Sc. degree in psychology at the same university. He frequented several masters in political studies, mobility planning and public administration as well as courses in security management and evaluation of public policies. During his career at the municipality, he covered several functions in scientific committees and commissions in urban mobility, transport safety and environmental sustainability. He
was also professor of security and prevention at Universidad Autonoma Barcelona and at Police school of Catalunya.
SEGURA Marc, male, is Head of the Traffic Control Centre of l’Hospitalet City. He graduated as a civil engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Since 2006, he has been working at the municipality of l’Hospitalet dealing with several functions, mainly in the coordination area of infrastructural works, the construction of the high speed rail train (AVE), the construction of a new underground railway line (L9), and many development works in different areas in the city.
COTORRUELO Elvira I., female, has been working as civil servant at L’Hospitalet town hall since 1985. She qualified as a teacher (major in Social Sciences) in 1986, and she graduated in geography and history in 1990.
Since 2011 she has been working at the transport department providing administrative and technical support to different projects that developing the Mobility Area.

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ESPRIT newsletter May 2018

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