Before the end of the year new bike lanes will be created to encourage the use of bicycles
Benidorm City Council will install fifty individual parking spaces for bikes throughout the city and regulate the use of trailers attached to bicycles, said the councillor of Mobility, José Ramón González de Zárate. These two actions are aimed at facilitating and encouraging the use of bicycles as a means of urban transport, and in addition to creating new bike lanes. The councillor announced these actions that coinciding with the celebration of the European Mobility Week, which this Sunday has celebrated the 'Bicycle Day'. An event which involved a hundred people, including members of the Cycling Union and Sol Cycling Club, who completed a distance of about 9 kilometers through bike paths. Zárate detailed the implementation of 50 parking spaces for bikes, agreed with the Cycling Union, taking into account those parts of the city where there is a greater need for this type of installation and seeking to prevent the bike owners park them in other elements of street furniture such as lampposts or benches. Related to trailers approved for bicycles, the council indicated that "it will be modified the ordinance to regulate their use for the transport of persons and goods, in line with the rules already applied in big cities like Madrid or Barcelona." Municipal technicians are already working in this modification to be approved in the coming weeks. Besides, before the end of the year a significant investment will be made to implement new bikes lines. Zárate recalled that the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) has recently approved measures to increase the use of bicycles; something that "should be done gradually and making the other drivers aware of the presence of cyclists on the road". The European Mobility Week continues on Monday with the Education Day and Road Safety, for which scheduled activities have been organized.