By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 05 Nov 2019 • 19:00
PLUS POINTS: The Mobility councillor said the tracks encourage cycling and connect neighbourhoods via a safe biking network
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Alicante website
ALICANTE’s city council has added three more kilometres of bicycle tracks to the existing network.
In Via Parque, the 1.1-kilometre route extends from Avenida Isla Corfu to Calle Teulada while the 2.2-kilometre lane in Avenida de Denia begins at the Colegio Jesuitas and Calle Concha Espina as far as Calle Deportista Alejandra Quereda.
Jose Ramon Gonzalez, Mobility councillor explained that as a result, the Isla de Corfu track will now connect the Gran Via and Via Parque.
Gonzalez stressed the importance of spending money on extending the city’s bicycle tracks and lanes.
“This will encourage cycling and at the same time they can connect neighbourhoods, creating a network where it will be safe to ride a bike,” the councillor said.
He added that personal mobility vehicles (PMV) will also be able to use the bicycle tracks following the introduction of bylaws allowing them on bicycle lanes, tracks and paths as well as specific roads shared with traffic.
City hall has spent €70,340 on the Via Parque route and €95,589 Avenida de Denia’s, Gonzalez stated.
Another €3 million route for cyclists and pedestrians should be finished by the end of the year linking the EU’s trademarks office, EUIPO, with the Urbanova road.
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