Promote environmentally friendly transport

Promoting alternative modes of transport to automobiles makes it possible to improve accessibility and reduce road congestion in city/port territories: going on foot, by bicycle, or on shared transportation (tramway, cable cars, etc.). In certain port cities, the local geography makes "Blue transport" an attractive option: public transport on the waterway (water-taxi, shuttle services, etc.). This solution provides other benefits apart from improved accessibility to city/port sites: environmentally, because of lower road traffic, and in symbolic terms, because it reinforces the maritime character of the territory.

Good practice

The project to reconvert the port of Tangiers covers an area of 84 ha, and aims to position Tangiers as a mainstream tourist and cultural destination in the Mediterranean. The project includes a 2000 m. cable car system linking the downtown area and the marinas, the new fishing port and the passenger terminal, and the Kasbah. Its capacity will be of 2800 passengers per hour, in each direction. There will be view points towards the port, the marinas, the bay, and the Medina. The call for tenders for a first phase on a 1.3 km route is top be launched in 2021. Its cost is estimated 240 millions Dirhams and it will be put into service by 2024.

More information: SPAT

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