By Linda Hall •
Published: 13 Jul 2020 • 13:00
PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY: Social distancing made easy in Calle Sant Pere
Photo credit: Benidorm town hall
CALLE SANT PERE reopened to pedestrians following weeks of roadworks.
Benidorm now has more than 9.3 kilometres of traffic-free streets in addition to 5 kilometres of promenades along the Levante and Poniente beaches.
Deciding to pedestrianise Calle Sant Pere was prompted by the Covid-19 crisis and the need to provide a safe environment and social distancing for walkers.
The resort’s commitment to pedestrianising central streets does not stop there, Benidorm’s Mobility councillor Jose Ramon Gonzalez de Zarate revealed, as redesigning the Avenida del Mediterraneo included barring traffic from the lower part of Dr Orts Llorca.
“Transforming Benidorm into a pedestrian-friendly municipality with sustainable policies and accessibility has been an objective since the outset,” added Benidorm’s mayor Toni Perez.
There are also more green spaces, with a total of 270,000 square metres throughout the town, while cyclists have not been forgotten and now have access to 91 kilometres of bicycle lanes.
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