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Table 6 Recommendations

From: Urban regeneration as population health intervention: a health impact assessment in the Bay of Pasaia (Spain)

NFM recommendations  
 Design a route for heavy vehicles to the market via the port road, outside the urban centre.  
 Establish a speed limit for road traffic and lay noise-absorbing asphalt along the route for heavy vehicles to the market in order to minimise noise and emissions.  
 Establish a heavy vehicle parking area in the port area so that trucks waiting to load or unload in the market do not saturate the town’s parking areas.  
 Establish regulations to ensure that engines of vehicles parked in loading/unloading areas are switched off, thus minimising noise and emissions.  
 Provide soundproofing and particle filtering systems for ventilation systems located along the NFM’s walkable roof garden.  
 Provide sufficient adequate lighting for the walkable roof garden, avoiding discomfort to the residents of the nearby houses, particularly those located at the same level as the walkable roof.  
Recommendations in response to delays in the LH project  
 Prioritise regeneration of this area by planning for mixed land use, based on key deficits in the area (insufficient recreational areas, green spaces and parking areas).  
 Involve the affected population in the decision-making process and keep them informed of the resolutions taken.  
 Remove piles of demolition debris from the plot and clean and sanitise the area.  
 Disinfect and apply pest control measures to buildings in the area, pave the plot and maintain the fence in an appropriate condition.  
New opportunities linked to the projects: pedestrian walkway  
 Create a pedestrian walkway from the metro station to the mouth of the harbour, along the water’s edge.  
 Provide new outdoor recreational areas including equipment that promotes physical activity and social relationships, applying the criteria of accessibility for all.  
 Adequately illuminate the pedestrian walkway to minimise light pollution.  
 Create green spaces, applying economic and environmental sustainability criteria: non-invasive, non-allergenic species with non-costly maintenance.