Today the asphalting tasks begin with which the works to improve mobility and accessibility of Els Tolls end
Benidorm becomes a fully accessible city thanks to Europe
Today the milling and asphalting tasks begin in Els Tolls, the works that culminate the action to improve mobility and accessibility within the framework of the Sustainable and Integrative Urban Development Strategy (EDUSI). "With these EDUSI works, we finished the integral urban regeneration of Els Tolls and we managed to make 100% of this neighborhood fully accessible," explained the councilor for public works and mobility José Ramón González de Zárate during today's visit. "A significant work in several aspects, such as the services that include the renovation of lighting, drinking water, sewerage, and also accessibility, one of the priority parameters in the European Union and for EDUSI Benidorm."
To minimize the inconvenience to the residents of Els Tolls, the milling of the streets was carried out yesterday and the works will finish very soon. "Today we visit the completion of these key works for Benidorm, at the end of this week we will finish the asphalting to be able to carry out the painting next week, including the signaling of the new bike lanes," added the councilor González de Zárate.
In addition to implementing the unique non-slip pavement platform, the public supply network has been renewed with new sewerage, drinking water pipes, and new urban lighting. This more efficient and sustainable LED streetlight system has been co-financed with a grant from the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE).
“These works are a great advance for this neighborhood: we have planted more trees and most importantly, we are making the residents feel comfortable and friendly, adding urban furniture such as litter bins, benches, and bollards so that people can enjoy their streets, ” explained the councilor José Ramón González de Zárate.
The investment in the works to improve accessibility and mobility in Els Tolls amounts to 2,077,976.65 euros, of which 864,022.69 euros come from European FEDER funds through the EDUSI of Benidorm. This action responds to two strategic objectives: improving mobility and promoting social inclusion.
ABOUT THE BENIDORM EDUSI:
The Plurirregional Operational Program of Spain 2014-2020, and the Operational Program for Sustainable Growth (POCS) promote the DUSI strategy, for Sustainable and Integrated Urban Development, which Benidorm, as established in the Resolution of May 4, 2018, published in The Official State Gazette (BOE) of the Order of the Third Call HFP/888/2017, has managed to opt for and obtain financing from the FEDER aid of 10 Million Euros, through its EDUSI BENIDORM strategy.
The EDUSI BENIDORM is made up of a series of thematic, specific, strategic, and operational objectives, encompassed through 13 Lines of Action, whose social, environmental, economic, and urban impact on the city aims to transform a delimited urban area of the city into the to intervene and regenerate fully, for the sake of producing an impact and global improvement in the city.