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The works at Cuenca-Kennedy junction will provide accessibility and security, with an elevated road crossing

Benidorm gets ready for the return of tourism

29 January 2021
Benidorm es prepara per al retorn de l'activitat turística ...

On Kennedy Street, the parking capacity is doubled and places for reduced mobility and motorcycles are obtained

Benidorm City Council is undertaking specific actions in parts of the city where at other times its execution would be more complicated. This is the case of the works at the junction of Cuenca and Kennedy streets. "We take advantage of the current dramatic moment," said the mayor, "to act in a point of high tourist density in normal times."

"It is not a great work," said the mayor, "but it is very important and relevant." It is an action that "provides accessibility and safety" while doubling "the parking capacity on Kennedy Street", providing "new spaces for vehicles with reduced mobility and motorcycles."

At the aforementioned junction of Cuenca and Kennedy streets, the sidewalks are being widened, making lugs in the four corners, raising curbs and developing a pedestrian crossing raised above the level of the road that will act as a speed reducer.

This work can be undertaken now, said the mayor, because "unfortunately" it is the best time since "less inconvenience and discomfort are generated" and "we will keep the pulse of what the tourist activity will demand as soon as the activity is resumed" .

With this action, the mayor stressed, "both residents and visitors will find important improvements" on public roads. It is a large pedestrian-like crossing framed in an area with a lot of traffic where there are two hotels, Rio Park and Caballo de Oro, "which record more than half a million overnight stays a year," said the mayor, and tourist apartment buildings like Alpha Apartments.

Benidorm, Pérez pointed out, is activating this type of works on Cuenca and Kennedy streets, such as those carried out on Ibiza and Paris streets, all of them "with notable tourist conditions." They are actions that are carried out, said the mayor, to prepare us "to be better when all this happens."

Toni Pérez insisted on this working premise, stating that “we cannot lower our guard, neither in the sanitary nor in the measures that allow us to sustain both the social and productive fabric”, but at the same time, the mayor stressed, “we cannot lose the ability to renew the city because when all this happens the competition will also be better prepared ”.

The entire set of detailed actions carried out in these months of zero tourist activity aims to "prepare the city for the return to activity." And along these lines, the mayor pointed out that Benidorm has to "continue to be a city and an attractive destination", insisting that "much more than we were in March 2020 when this crisis that was sanitary but that derived in social and economic crisis approached us ”.

This action at the junction of Cuenca and Kennedy streets has a higher projection in the section between Cuenca street and Europa Avenue where the parking places doubles the existing spaces now; From the almost 80 current ones, there will be 150 spaces, with a section for motorcycle parking and new parking spaces for vehicles of people with reduced mobility ”.