The new pedestrian access will allow the passage of vehicles "relieving the traffic load of the upper section of Tomás Ortuño and creating a new fast connection with the north of the city."
Benidorm improves accessibility with a new ramp that connects San Tomás Streets with Avenida de l'Aigüera
This new ramp is part of the action to improve accessibility and mobility of the Sustainable and Integrative Urban Development Strategy (EDUSI)
Work has finished on the new pedestrian-only access ramp that connects San Tomás Street with Avenida de l'Aigüera. This action, framed within the mobility and accessibility improvements of the Sustainable and Integrative Urban Development Strategy (EDUSI), "improves the connectivity of the Cupini area and relieves the traffic load of the upper section of Tomás Ortuño" explained today Mayor Toni Perez.
"This is an urban surgery work, necessary after the comprehensive renovation of this key neighborhood for Benidorm residents," said the mayor of Benidorm. “Until now, the residents of San Tomás could only go out on Ondulada Street and connect with Tomás Ortuño. With this new ramp, preferably for pedestrians, but with passage allowed for all vehicles, we create a quick connection with the northern part of the city.”
The new access ramp will be for pedestrians and "will calm the traffic, guaranteeing safety and achieving more fluid circulation for everyone." This new access is the culmination of the intense renewal of this neighborhood, which includes the streets of Santa Cristina, San Ramón, San Tomás, and San Marcos. The EDUSI improvement works that ended last February have replaced the sidewalks with a single platform of completely accessible non-slip pavement. The public supply network has also been renewed, with improvements in the water network and a new, more efficient LED light, works co-financed with funds provided by the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE).
"EDUSI acts in important projects, fixing its gaze on the most vulnerable spaces in Benidorm to improve the quality of life of all the residents," recalled Toni Pérez. “But he also pays attention to small details, like this new ramp that will make life easier for hundreds of people.”
The new access ramp, as well as the accessibility and mobility improvements in the Santa Cristina area, are part of the first phase of the works on the south of Jaime I, framed within the Sustainable and Integrative Urban Development Strategy (EDUSI) of Benidorm. The total investment, which amounts to €1,052,591.96, has a contribution of €437,667.74 from European FEDER funds and responds to the strategic objectives of improving mobility and promoting social inclusion.
ABOUT 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.