Get pedalling in Altea

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Get pedalling in Altea
SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL: Altea will encourage residents and visitors to walk, cycle or go by scooter Photo credit: Altea town hall

ALTEA is going all out to promote environment-friendly mobility inside the municipality.

Urban Development and Environment councillor Jose Orozco announced recently that the town hall will encourage residents and visitors to walk or, failing that, to move around the town on bicycles or electric scooters.

Orozco’s department recently organised, via Zoom, an online workshop with information provided by transport experts and discussions centring on the municipality’s plans to favour and incentivise bicycles and personal mobility vehicles (VMPs in Spanish).

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“A team of consultants accepted the opportunity and challenge of analysing the effects of the pandemic on the mobility habits of Altea residents as well as national and international visitors,” Orozco said.

“They based their survey on sustainability, health, road safety, time saved and the economic aspects of bicycles and VMPs,” he explained.

This first phase has been followed by current segment where the local population can take part in an online survey by following the bit.ly/3qMHNHT link, giving details of their usual ways of travelling inside and outside the town as well making their own suggestions.


“This phase is essential and indispensable,” Orozco declared.


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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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