Keeping Madrid moving during World Pride 2017

30 August 2017  •  Author(s): Tomás Melero, Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid

Madrid has become a prime example of an open and tolerant city, illustrated by its hosting of the World Pride 2017 celebrations between 23 June and 2 July in the Chueca neighbourhood and city centre. In this article for Eurotransport, Tomás Melero, Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid (CRTM), gives some insight into how the city’s local transport sector was able to accommodate the huge numbers of visitors while keeping Madrid mobile for its inhabitants.

Madrid Mobility World Pride 2017

Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the first LGBTIQ demonstra – tions in Spain, Madrid was selected as the host for the biggest event in the world for the LGBTIQ community. The event takes place internationally every two or four years with more than 2 million participants and associations from across the world.

During the week of Madrid World Pride, activities and cultural events are held with the support of Madrid City Council and the LGBTIQ associations, all in the name of celebrating and defending social diversity and equal rights for all.

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