The project is made up of more than a hundred itineraries throughout the city and also incorporates bicycle travel as a sustainable transport
Mobility measures on a map the time it takes to walk from one area of Benidorm to another to promote pedestrian travel
This Tuesday, Benidorm City Council presented an innovative project that seeks to promote pedestrian or bicycle travel through the city, within the events framed in the European Mobility Week. It is called 'Metrominuto / Biciminuto' and consists of the preparation of a plan in which different urban routes have been drawn, with common and very common itineraries among citizens, which incorporates the time that a pedestrian and a cyclist They may take time to travel through them. The mayor of the city, Toni Pérez, and the Councilor for Mobility, Francis Muñoz, were in charge of presenting this initiative, which aims for "the average citizen to know the journeys and know how much time it will take them to go from one point to another”, under the motto “Benidorm. “Ciudades que caminan.”
The mayor of Mobility detailed that this plan has been prepared as a result of joint work between the municipal departments of Mobility and Engineering, to complement other projects such as the Low Emissions Zone. Likewise, he indicated that now, once presented, it will be distributed on the screens throughout the municipality and will be posted on the municipal website, from where any citizen will be able to download it on their mobile phone to have it at their fingertips and go following many of these routes.
Specifically, the plan includes more than a hundred routes and itineraries throughout all the neighborhoods of the city, from the Tamarindos promenade, in La Cala, to La Cruz or Punta del Cavall, in the natural park of La Cala. Serra Gelada also passes through the surroundings of the theme parks or the Hermitage of Sanz. Muñoz explained that itineraries have been designed “that are not closed, but climbable, so that distances are interspersed.” According to the mayor, this formula “allows each route to be segmented and each citizen can refine it according to their preferences or hobbies.”
In addition to pedestrian traffic, the map “also relies on the cycling infrastructure that Benidorm has with the Moralet Park cycle paths, the city's cycling ring, and Serra Gelada cycle paths that take us to Albir”, he highlighted. Francis Muñoz. In short, according to the mayor, the objective is “to make people aware that walking or cycling is not only healthy but also will not take much time.”
Among the activities that the Benidorm City Council is carrying out on the occasion of European Mobility Week, this Tuesday the 'Brico Bici' workshop was also held for the students of the Bernat de Sarrià and Beatriu Fajardo de Mendoza institutes.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, the 20th, the activities will focus on 'Road Education for the little ones' and will begin at 9 a.m., at Salt de l'Aigua Children's Traffic Park. 'Brico Bici' will move during this day to IES Pere Maria Orts I Bosch and on Thursday the 21st, to IES l'Almadrava.
Finally, Friday, September 22, will be 'Car-Free Day' in which, from 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., traffic on Paseo de Poniente will be restricted to residents and public transport. Also at 10 in the morning, El Torrejó Municipal Center will host the meeting 'Tourism and sustainable mobility, Benidorm model' in which the mayor of Benidorm and president of the Alicante Provincial Council, Toni Pérez, will participate as speakers; the Minister of Innovation, Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Nuria Montes; and the general director of Transport and Logistics of the Generalitat, Manuel Ríos.