By Tara Rippin • 10 May 2020 • 17:16
MODERNISED: Benidorm's busiest pedestrian zone gets new futuristic crossing. CREDIT: Benidorm Seriously
THE huge zebra crossing has a striking resemblance to a running track, with flashing lights to indicate when it’s safe to cross.
NEW CROSSING: Hi-tech road safety measure. CREDIT:Joserra Gonzalez Zarate
While the normally bustling holiday resort has been ghostly quiet due to the State of Alarm, Benidorm Council has been making the most of the lockdown carrying out essential road safety works in an area with the highest pedestrian intensity.
The pedestrian crossings in the lower part of Calle Ruzafa, in the centre of the town, where it merges with Calles Herreraas and Emilio Ortuño, were previously separated by a few metres.
Technicians have now combined the crossings as they go round a sharp bend, and installed flashing lights at individual sections for safer pedestrian crossing.
Benidorm moves into Phase 1 of de-escalation tomorrow morning, with bars, cafes, restaurants, sports facilities, libraries and cemeteries allowed to open under strict regulations.
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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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