A popular survey will decide which plants will look on Paseo de Poniente

Among the participants, two weekend passes will be raffled for the next edition of Low Festival
A popular survey will decide which plants will look on Paseo de Poniente.
A popular survey will decide which plants will look on Paseo de Poniente.

The survey can be voted on during the month of February

The City Council will ask residents and visitors what type of plants they prefer for the garden areas of Paseo de Poniente. An online survey through social networks and the municipal website will reveal the three flower varieties that can best be adapted to this urban enclave.

The physiognomy of Paseo de Poniente will improve with the rehabilitation of its gardens. For this, the Department of Public Space requests the collaboration of citizens. This is what the councilor responsible for the department, José Ramón González de Zárate, has transferred today who proposes, with this initiative, to meet three objectives. "The first, participation," he said, emphasizing that it will not be necessary to be registered in the city to do so. P>

Secondly, the proposal seeks to “embellish” one of “the most emblematic areas of the city”. It should be remembered that the promenade has been awarded multiple times, such as the Best New Global Design in 2010 by the Museum of Architecture and Design of Chigago (USA); or the Spanish Architecture Award 2011, awarded by the Superior Council of the Colleges of Architects of Spain. Despite this, "we have to make it much prettier", insists González de Zárate and for this, the best thing is to "put a lot of flowers".

The third of the objectives proposed by the municipal action is to contribute to the reduction of the carbon footprint and fight against the effects of climate change. "The plants - points out González de Zárate - help assimilate the combustion products of vehicles" and are a key element for eliminating the CO2 that is released into the atmosphere.

The survey that can be completed by interested persons starting today, presents three floral varieties adapted "to the marine environment of the western heat zone." They do not require too much watering, which will achieve "significant water savings" and will combine its color with that of the promenade which, the councilor points out, is one of its "main characteristics".

The 'asteriscus maritimus' varieties, typical of the Mediterranean, with their yellow flowers will be proposed in the survey; the ‘mesen red’, with bright and striking purple-pink flowers; and the ‘kalanchoe’, with different types of flowers of different colors.

To promote neighborhood collaboration, among the participants the City Council will raffle two weekend tickets for the next edition of the Low Festival, scheduled for the month of July. A proposal directed "to our young people" so that they are encouraged to give their opinion.

Voting can be done throughout the month of February. The specimens that obtain the greatest support from the users of social networks and municipal websites will be planted along the entire Paseo de Poniente. An action that González de Zárate expects to be "fully completed" throughout the month of March.