By Damon Mitchell • 15 May 2020 • 11:06
Benalmadena Mayor, Victor Navas.
ON Tuesday, Benalmadena Mayor’s Office announced the reorganisation of mobility in the municipality to give greater prominence to the pedestrian, by following the guidelines marked as preventive measures for social distancing. ‘As town hall, we have the obligation to establish new traffic and mobility regulations that guarantee more space so that pedestrians can easily comply with the necessary social distancing measures such as prevention of the Covid-19 pandemic’; The mayor of Benalmádena, Víctor Navas, has said:
“To these guidelines of a daily departure of one hour we now add the authorisation of new public spaces, suppressing traffic lanes in some of the main roads of the municipality,” announced the mayor.
Among the measures agreed is the partial closure of two main roads of the municipality to road traffic: Avenida de Antonio Machado in Benalmádena Costa, and the Avenida de la Constitución in Arroyo de la Miel. “In the case of Avenida de Antonio Machado, the two lanes in the direction of Torremolinos will be closed to road traffic, in the section between the Los Molinillos roundabout and the Sunset Beach hotel; leaving the passage of vehicles reduced to the two lanes in the direction of Fuengirola,” explained the councillor for Mobility and Traffic Javier Marín.
Regarding Avenida de la Constitución, Marín has announced that it will be closed to road traffic on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8pm to 11pm and become pedestrianised.
In this sense, users of skateboards, non-electric scooters or similar devices may not be used on the road, and may only do so on the pavements at the same speed as walkers.
“On the part of the Local Police, there will be a special follow-up and attention to the prohibition of circulating with bicycles through our promenades and other areas restricted to pedestrian circulation,” said Marín.
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