Bumps along the way in Benidorm, Costa Blanca

COBBLES surfacing the remodelled Plaza Triangular are making life difficult for the disabled. They are slippery when it rains and the gaps between them are hazardous for those with walking sticks, walkers or wheelchairs.
The Benidorm and Area Association for Persons with Disabilities (Asmibe) recently passed on members’ doubts and worries to the Functional Diversity Committee and the town hall.
“We are waiting to see the final result,” Asmibe sources told the Spanish media.“We’ve suggested that filling some of the gaps between the cobbles could help to solve the problem,” the same sources said. “It could also be that they need time to settle.”
The Plaza Triangular has been resurfaced with the same paving that was used at the Castillo, explained Jose Ramon Gonzalez de Zarate, the townhall’s Public Works councillor.
“It is completely authorised and accessible,” he said, adding that residents and visitors’ mobility had been a priority during the planning phase.
Although the Plaza Triangular also had smooth asphalted areas, the most prominent cobbles would be levelled, said De Zarate, who believed they were likely to settle

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