These works have replaced the sidewalks with a road with no sidewalks and non-slip pavement that gives preference to pedestrians
Benidorm completes the accessibility and mobility improvements in the surroundings of Santa Cristina street
The works of improving accessibility and mobility in the surroundings of Santa Cristina street have already been completed, an action of the Sustainable and Integrative Urban Development Strategy (EDUSI) of Benidorm. With this intervention, the old sidewalks have been replaced by a unique platform of non-slip pavement in the streets of Santa Cristina, San Ramón, San Marco, Santo Tomás, and the intersection with Avenida de l'Aigüera.
"This comprehensive rehabilitation of the upper part of Avenida l'Aigüera is significant for Benidorm," the mayor Toni Pérez explained today. “We continue sewing the urban fabric of the city, improving the mobility of residents with a single platform that is more comfortable and fully accessible.”
Signage has also been renewed, which already marks parking spaces and pedestrian areas, and traffic has been modified, a change agreed upon with the residents. From now on, those authorized and those who have exit fords in Santo Tomás will be able to leave with their vehicles to Avenida de l'Aigüera. "With these works, we respond to a historical claim from the residents of this area and we continue to improve the quality of life in this neighborhood of Benidorm," said the mayor Toni Pérez.
The improvement action has renewed the water network with new pipes and public lighting. Thanks to the funds provided by the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE), lighting has been replaced by a more sustainable LED network which, as Toni Pérez explained, "reduces consumption, the carbon footprint and the Benidorm's electricity bill and allows us to advance in our integral sustainability.”
The total investment in the action to improve mobility and accessibility in the area of Santa Cristina amounts to 1,052,591.96 euros, of which the European Union contributes 437,667.74 euros through the European Regional Development Fund ( ERDF). These works respond to two strategic objectives of the EDUSI of Benidorm: 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.