The project takes as a model the Green Circuit of El Moralet
With the new Serra Gelada trails, Benidorm will add more than 2 million m2 of green areas in 2022
Benidorm, more than a tourist destination of sun and beach
Benidorm City Council, the Athletics Club and the Mountain Section (BTT) of Cycling Union will collaborate again in the design of mountain trails and BTT circuits, this time it will be in the Serra Gelada Natural Park, in the area that corresponds to the municipality. The initiative, which takes as a reference the Green Circuit of El Moralet, aims to provide the city with new services, promote outdoor sports and healthy and sustainable tourism.
The councilors of Citizenship Participation, Ana Pellicer; Public Space, José Ramón González de Zárate; Sports, Mariló Cebreros; and the Environment, Mónica Gómez, today held a working meeting with Athletics Club and Cycling Union (BTT Section), which was attended by their representatives, Paco García and José Manuel López.
The meeting took place in Serra Gelada Natural Park, specifically on La Barrina path, bordering the neighboring town of Alfàs del Pi, within the framework of 'A pie de calle' campaign that promotes weekly the exchange of proposals and opinions between citizens and their political representatives.
Mónica Gómez has pointed out that, before the current local administration ends in 2023, the government team "is going to complete El Moralet and Serra Gelada projects" which together represent "more than 2 million m2 of green areas for all citizens and all visitors can enjoy these places that the city offers us ”.
Serra Gelada project is within the Tourism Sustainability Plans, Benidorm DTI + Safe, which must be completed "before the end of 2022". With this "we make a city and take care of our green lung," she said. "Benidorm is not only a tourist destination for sun and beach, it is an environmental destination", she stressed.
For her part, Mariló Cebreros thanked the BTT Section of Cycling Union and the Athletics Club for their collaboration because “as professionals they are” they have worked “to make the routes as accessible as possible” and recalled that with the pandemic Running and cycling have been “encouraged” a lot. "What we want - she has pointed out - is to provide citizens with access to the unbeatable places we have."
Ana Pellicer, for her part, has defended the intervention of citizens in the projects that make up the city of the future. “The government team - she has clarified - what she has tried from minute one has been to listen to the neighbor, give him participation. Proof of this are each of the meetings that take place every Thursday in "A pie de calle" campaing
The members of the clubs have accepted the new challenge and have highly valued the entry into service of El Moralet circuit next year. Both entities have made clear their willingness to collaborate in the design of the new project. From now on, a period opens in which athletes will trace the trails on the map, geolocating each of the routes, classifying them according to the difficulty to later make them available to users on the Internet.
Afterwards, it will be the Municipal Technical Services who will assess and validate the initial idea with their contributions. The project also contemplates the use of recycled water in hydrants in case of fire, the own signage design and foresees specific actions on some roads to adapt them to sports activities. The creation of information points along the entire route will also be valued.