The'Day Without Cars' - Benidorm says goodbye to the European Mobility Week

September 23, 2020
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A tour through the Levante Cycling Ring to celebrate the first prize of the Valencian Community

Benidorm commemorated yesterday the 'Day Without Cars' framed within the European Mobility Week. For this reason, the Local Police and municipal technicians installed an information point on Avenida Armada Española, a road that will soon be delimited within what will be the first Low Emission Zone of the city.

The Councilor for Mobility, José Ramón González de Zárate, thanked the Local Police agents for the collaboration provided throughout the week, on Car-Free Day 'in the work of public awareness so to note ”that“ both the road and the promenade are a pedestrian zone, bicycle zone, scooter zone, and low-emission vehicles area ”.

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On the other hand, first thing in the morning, members of the city's cycling clubs have gathered concentrated at the Levante Cycling Ring where they have been received by the Councilors for Sports and Citizen Participation, Mariló Cebreros and Ana Pellicer, who, along with González de Zárate, who also traveled its route.

González de Zárate recalled that a week ago, Benidorm won the first prize of the Generalitat in the European Mobility Week in the category of large cities, with more than 50,000 inhabitants, precisely for the Cycling Ring. To celebrate, from the Parc de la Séquia Mare, the team circulated through the Avenida de la Comunitat Valenciana, El Estanquet, Severo Ochoa, Ametlla de Mar and Avenida del Mediterráneo.

At the end, González de Zárate addressed the residents of Benidorm. "I make a recommendation - he said - that they use the bicycle, that they walk, that they run" because "it is good for health" and also in the fight against climate change and so that we have "less pollution in the city".

The European Mobility Week ended in Benidorm with a meeting of its Mobility, Universal Accessibility and Sustainable Energy Council.

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