WHILE L.A. CONTINUES WITHOUT SIDEWALKS, FROM MADRID TO ANY SPANISH PROVINCE ANYONE CAN TRAVEL FROM SIX DIFFERENT WAYS, BY CONVENTIONAL TRAIN, HIGH-SPEED TRAIN, CONVENTIONAL ROAD, SECOND CLASS HIGHWAY, HIGHWAY, AND AIRCRAFT, INFRASTRUCTURE ALL OF THEM UNDERUTILIZED
SO THE SPANISH NETWORK OF AVE (HIGH-SPEEDTRAIN) WILL BE THIS YEAR THE LONGEST OF THE WORLD. TRANSPORTED FIVE TIMES LESS PASSENGERS THAT THE FRENCH AND HAS COST THREE TIMES MORE.
Each day to go or return of its work 204. 423 madrileños (inhabitants of
Four years ago, the same people wore the same path, opened for the first time in the 1970S, to make the same travels. The only difference is that then they could move to the open air, displaying the riverside of the Manzanares river, and traveling to
It cannot be said, so that the people have won time or quality of life with this infrastructure. The environment of the Manzanares river, which the authorities want to regain for the city, remains the same of deteriorated that then becomed in a pond unclean, silty and full of mosquitoes (and more that is going to be in these times of crisis) and the inhabitants of
Which very few people know is that the new via groundwater that around Madrid have almost the same length as the Eurotunnel, the rail tunnel linking France with the United Kingdom, below the Channel, in service since the May 6 1994 from Calais (France) to Folkestone (UK).
Thus, while the work of railway infrastructure under the Atlantic more important in Europe and the second of the world (behind the tunnel Seikan) has
The eurotunnel was since always one of the works of railway engineering more necessary for Europe to break the historic insulation between the
On the contrary, the Eurotunnel of the M-30 was implemented enterily by the
In cities with a GDP much higher as
The welfare state arrived late to
All these infrastructure compete with each other and is underused (Spain will have more kilometers of High-Speed that France at the end of 2010, three times more expensive for the quantity of tunnels and viaducts constructed, and its commercial traffic is right now barely 20 percent of France). The trains, on the other hand, don’t link the ports or airports with the rest of the nation so that the most modern railway network in
Public investments have been targeted to increase the Welfare State, the degree of satisfaction of the inhabitants of villages, towns and cities. Nothing at all considered that this policy could mortgage the future, the development, for invest in the interests of the welfare ephemeral, short-term. And so the country will go in the decades ahead: impoverished and indebted untill the eyebrows individually and as a State, as autonomous community or city council. The level of foreign indebtedness of the State, the autonomous regions, municipalities and the banking outweigh, according to the analysis more optimistic, 2'7 times the Spanish GDP due to which the country will be insolvent for decades. The question now is to know how a nation privately and collectively in bankruptcy is going to pay the tens or even hundreds of eurotúneles underutilised it has and doesn't serve to live better, but to pay more.