Accessibility is also improved on Vicente Pérez Devesa Avenue with a traffic light crossing and speed reduction
Benidorm will implement the road with no side walks on Santa Faz and Pérez Martorell streets to make the old town 100% accessible
Benidorm City Council, through the Mobility and Urban Scene departments, will complete accessibility in the old town with two actions and will implement a road with no sidewalks in two streets. Both works will begin in the next few days and will be completed before the start of the summer period, as explained by the councilor José Ramón González de Zárate.
Specifically, it will be in Santa Faz streets and Doctor Pérez Martorell. In the first one, the entire street will be intervened, some 220 meters long from the Paseo de la Carretera to Mal Pas, where the unique platform with printed asphalt will be implanted.
In Pérez Martorell, the works will cover the section from La Purísima to Carmela Martínez Streets, where there will also be a single platform "to overcome all the accessibility problems that exist and that the neighbor's demand of us" and the loading and unloading areas will be maintained, as well as the motorcycle parking.
González de Zárate highlighted that with the two actions and other previous ones carried out in streets such as Quatre Cantons, Condestable Zaragoza, and others "we will leave the old town 100% accessible with a single platform". The mayor has described the works as a "very good performance" because not only will it provide complete accessibility to the entire neighborhood "but we will improve and beautify the urban scene of a highly visited and busy area of Benidorm."
Works in Poniente
On the other hand, the creation of a traffic light crossing on Vicente Pérez Devesa Avenue at the junction of Guatemala Street, at the level of the children's park, will also be undertaken. "It is an action that is highly demanded by residents and users because it is a widely used area and in this way, we gain a lot in safety and accessibility on the road," said González de Zárate, who added that said crossing "will serve the children's playground, the neighborhood, and the commercial area”.
The works will consist of painting a zebra crossing and installing a traffic light at that point "which will serve to reduce the speed of vehicles on the road, which is one of the main roads in the city."