Tuesday 30 March 2010

Benidorm to limit traffic access

A new pedestrian area will be established by July 1.
Benidorm is to limit traffic access to the historic town centre to just residents and the emergency services.

The Town Hall has decided to return to a project to pedestrianise the area of the Castle and the Calvari district, installing a system of number plate recognition cameras and traffic lights which will stop access for non-authorised vehicles.

The idea was first muted two years ago but now moves ahead, with July 1 the date by which it is hoped to be fully operational. Local Police will fine any vehicle which gains unauthorised access to the restricted area by ignoring the traffic lights.

Certain times will be allocated for loading and unloading vehicles to gain access, while tourists will be able to apply for permission in their countries of origin or once in Benidorm.

Source: typicallyspanish.com