Deputies propose reform to organize national and cantonal roads

Deputy Gilberth Jiménez promotes the law along with the support of 40 more deputies.

The deputy of the National Liberation Party (PLN) Gilberth Jimenez and the legislator of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Diego Vargas, They promote a reform to organize and modernize the administration of national and cantonal roads and those roads corresponding to public domain and protection areas.

The initiative establishes a functional regrouping of all the routes of the National Road Network, differentiating two types of roads, namely: the Strategic Road Network, where most of the national and international traffic will circulate, and the Complementary Road Network responsible to guarantee final connectivity.

“The modernization and transformation of the outdated Roads Law guarantees the management of the infrastructure works that are required, this to facilitate the exercise of the rights of free movement for the transport of people or goods, to promote and facilitate economic growth. , balanced and sustainable social,” said Jiménez.

Regarding the Cantonal Road Network, the functional classification will be divided into “urban streets”, “neighborhood roads” and “vehicular access roads”, which will be beneficial for local governments in the creation of regulatory plans and others. urban planning criteria.

Deputy Vargas explained the main objectives of this reform:

  • Order: Provisions relating to the Road Registry of the Terrestrial Road Network of
    Costa Rica, modernizing and adjusting our road infrastructure to the needs of the times, facilitating the development and road mobility of the country.
  • Better administration: Its objective will be to create an orderly and uniform database that contributes to the proper administration of the assets that make up the country’s road network.
  • News: It has elements of road infrastructure not included in the General Law of Public Roads, which facilitate active mobility, such as elements of pedestrian infrastructure, roads with restricted access and roads for exclusive or preferential use for public transportation.
  • Pedestrians: establishes as an obligation of the institutions in charge of road infrastructure management, to plan, program, finance and execute the infrastructure elements that are necessary for the adequate mobility of pedestrians, such as pedestrian paths, walkways.

The initiative must now begin its legislative journey before becoming law.

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