VELEZ-MALAGA Council’s Environmental department has started work to create an avenue of gardens parallel to Calle Aceituneros which will include a pedestrian walkway with trees down the sides and hedges to separate it from the existing bike path.
The project has a budget of €590,000, most of which will be covered by the PFEA rural employment scheme and Malaga Provincial Council.
The boulevard, Environmental Councillor Marcelina Mendez-Trelles said, will vastly improve quality of life for local residents and put an end to conflicts between cyclists and those on foot who currently share the bike path in the area.
The green belt to be prepared is 1,300 metres long, will stretch from Camino del Remanente to Asprovelez and will be planted with deciduous trees to provide plenty of shade in the summer but allow the sun to reach the ground in the winter.
Altogether the project will provide work for 233 local people for between 15 days and three months.
In November, the council has also reported, eight projects have been launched under the PFEA scheme worth €1,360,571 which will provide work for 569 locals to improve urban fittings, pavements, parks and rural infrastructures, sports facilities and schools.