Benidorms Calle Sant Pere opens to pedestrians


July 13, 2020
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The final stretch of Calle Sant Pere, between Maravall and Jaime I, is open to pedestrians. With the completion of the adaptation works that have taken place in recent weeks, Benidorm now offers people more than 9.3 km of pedestrian routes to which must be added the 5 of the Levante and Poniente promenades. And the commitment to pedestrianisation does not stop here, as the Councillor for Mobility, José Ramón González de Zárate, announced days ago, with the incorporation of the lower part of Calle Dr. Orts Llorca, framed in the new configuration of the Avenue from the Mediterranean.

The action in Sant Pere is a consequence of the situation generated by the Covid-91 health crisis and the need to provide citizens with the necessary space to maintain social distance, an argument that has also been applied in pedestrianisation work in the Calle Greco, in Colonia Madrid; or in the Avenida Armada Española. However, “the need to transform Benidorm - said the Mayor of Benidorm, Toni Pérez - into a more pedestrian-friendly city through an accessible and sustainable mobility policy is an objective that, from the outset”.

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Initiatives such as the Integrated Sustainable Urban Development Strategy (EDUSI), or the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (PMUS), among others, designed during the previous legislature, have opted for the pedestrianisation of a city that, in recent years, “has multiplied the percentage of public roads exclusively for pedestrians, has increased the number of bicycle paths to reach 91 km of bike lanes and has increased its green areas to 270,000 m2, "said Toni Pérez."

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