Benidorm completes the works in La Garita street and the improvement of Apolo XI
Benidorm City Council is finishing these days the works in La Garita street, between Ramos Carratalá and Los Almendros, and has already completed the improvements in the urban scene of Apolo XI, advancing "in the pedestrianization" of the Ensanche del Casco Antiguo and homogenizing "the image and aesthetics of these streets", as indicated today by the mayor, Toni Pérez.
Toni Pérez has stressed that "these are 3 interventions in two projects in the urban scene have been made so that public space be more friendly", where "the pedestrian is the main protagonist and recovers the street."
As reported by Toni Pérez, "the works in La Garita and the improvements in Ramos Carratalá are practically completed, only waiting to install the trees, benches and planters provided for in the project next week." In fact, “both streets will be opened to traffic this coming Monday, February 22, once the renovation of urban services and pavement of La Garita has been completed and after the intervention in Ramos Carratalá, which has meant increasing the pedestrian space by doubling the size of the left sidewalk ”.
After this action, “we have completed the comprehensive renovation and pedestrianization of La Garita street, improving accessibility in the downtown area”, while “we have renovated all infrastructures, especially the water network, which is now more efficient".
In addition, "when planning this performance in the urban urban scene, the creation of a friendlier space has been contemplated and also in which total accessibility is guaranteed". For this, "solutions have been implemented that are already giving very good results in other streets renovated in recent years such as the installation of trees." Specifically, in the new section of La Garita and in Ramos Carratalá, 10 specimens of ‘ligustrum japonicum’ will be planted, and several planters and benches will be installed.
Regarding mobility, it has facilitated "the circulation and maneuverability of the vehicles that usually carry out loading and unloading tasks in the area, as is the case of those that supply the hypermarket located on the ground floor of the Municipal Market"; company that has paid for this work based on an agreement signed with the City Council. Likewise, a parking area for motorcycles has been created in Ramos Carratalá, increasing the parking for this type of vehicles in the center by more than 40 spaces.
As regards Apolo XI street, the improvements have been fully assumed by the City Council and have consisted of “the planting of 15 units of the same trees as planned for La Garita and Ramos Carratalá, the removal of 76 bollards with replacement of the necessary granite ; and the installation of 5 benches ”.