miércoles, 9 de marzo de 2011

New Rules for Bicycles in Madrid

Traffic Department will amend the Rules for bikes circulation in the city this year.
They want to give priority to bicicles against cars on the streets which are limited to 30 Kmph. Cyclists will be authorized to drive along on sidewalks with more than three meters wide, but in any case, respecting one metro from the facades of buildings to allow a clear passage for pedestrians.

Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba clarifies that there should be a bike lane to differentiate the areas for pedestrian and for bicycles.

You can read more at El Pais , Madridiario, El Mundo.

Image: Gorka Lejarcegi, El País.

martes, 1 de marzo de 2011

Visionary of the Science

The ERC finances the most advanced projects of scientific research (266), and 13 of them are spanish.

The projects are varied, but they all rely on the ability to control matter (alive or inert), and in the fact that now it´s possible to manage and interpret huge amounts of data of almost everything.

The project of Jordi Bascompte (CSIC) in the Biological Station of Doñana researches how to simulate and predict the way that the nature would be affected by a massive disturbance as the climate change.

Congratulations to all of them!

You can read more at El Pais newspaper.