Provincial council urges scrapping of the AP7 toll road

PROPOSAL: Provincial council has approved plans to scrap the AP7 tolls. Source: Wikipedia

A PLENARY session of the Provincial Council of Malaga has approved procedures to scrap the tolls that line the AP7.

The PP and Citizens both approved the notion led by Adelante Malaga to urge the government to initiate the necessary studies and procedures to rid the tolls on the AP7 as it passes through the Malaga Province.

“It is a key proposal to improve the mobility of the Costa del Sol and that would, in turn, turn the A7 into a large urban boulevard in which the use of public transport is prioritized,” argued the Deputy for Development and Infrastructure, Francisco Oblaré.

The plans are designed to alleviate the large amount of traffic that currently uses the A7 in Axarquia and Malaga. Despite the AP7 being the fourth most used toll in Spain, the A7 still received five times more traffic, at peak times crippling it to a standstill.

The existing N340 will be turned into an urban boulevard, with priority to high capacity public transport and bicycles.

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