By Euro Weekly News Media • 29 June 2015 • 13:14
ALMOST 1,000 people gave support to an anti-bicycle lane platform in Almeria City during its first week.“We aren’t totally against the lanes but we do oppose the massive destruction of parking spaces,” the newly-created Facebook page stated.Its creator, Antonio, explained that the ideal name – ‘Platform against Almeria bike lanes at the expense of parking spaces’ – is too much of a mouthful andadmitted that he had not expected so much support in such a short space of time. He spoke to dozens of people who, like him, are unhappy about the elimination of parking spaces but feel powerless to do anything about it. His mother is one of them, Antonio said.“She asked if there was any point in complaining, because who would take notice of a housewife? That was when I decided to do something,” he added.The platform has now brought in 2,642 ‘likes’ but despite calls to create a physical association, Antonio has his doubts. “My main idea is to make city hall realise that it’s not just a couple of people who oppose this project,” he said.
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