While things might not change overnight, the Adeje Town Hall does listen and act when it needs to.
One Playa Paraíso resident is happier this week due to the result of his contact with the Adeje Town Hall a few months ago, and he has made one street in the zone safer for drivers and pedestrians alike – so take a bow Mr Ratcliffe, resident in Res. Sol Paraiso in Playa Paraíso.
He wrote to us and told us of a problem with illegal parking along the Calle Las Galgas. “The complex is accessed by three main doors and a 2 garage access off Calle Las Galgas which is a very narrow two-way road, which is tight at the best of times and is made more difficult and dangerous by people parking their cars on the only pedestrian walkway available, causing pedestrians to walk in the road, this also causes blind spots for us when exiting our garages.” He said there had been a number of near misses and the problem was even worse at night “because people can’t be bothered to park in available parking spaces near by.”
The councillor in charge of road safety, Andrés Peréz Ramos, sent the head of traffic down to meet David and he agreed that there was indeed a problem and a need for a permanent solution.
And now that has happened – it might have taken a month or two, but these things do take a bit of time, with the logistics being assessed, budgets allocated and work schedules permitting. However this week council workers arrived down and installed a series of metal posts along the narrow street making any parking along the pavement impossible.
So well done to David for taking the time to alert us to the problem and thanks too for his patience in allowing the council resolve the problem in a proper and long-term manner.