The road that links Fañabe to Costa Adeje will be closed from Wednesday June 5th to facilitate the completion of the major roadworks taking place. The closure will be until the works are completed, probably till the end of July.
The town’s plans include four separate car-parks adding 1,000 parking spaces for the public
Yesterday the Adeje Mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, alongside Carmen Rosa González Cabrera, councillor for Works and services, and Román García Higuera, town technician, presented the plans to the press in the soon-to-be opened town centre car park beside the old Fort House. Over 18 million euros are earmarked for the series of works that will see over 1,000 new parking spaces in the town as well as the upgrade of a number of roads and pedestrian zones.
The mayor said, “With these plans we are meeting some of the main demands of the people of the borough. We have also tried to execute the work in a manner that causes least disruption to the daily lives of our residents and town visitors. In the council’s strategic mobility plan we have established quite clearly that people take precedence over traffic and that’s why in the constructions planned we have also included public spaces, bicycle lanes, green zones etc. We are working to meet our vision of the future for Adeje”, he said. The mayor added that the financing of the projects was possible given that the council had met all of national budgetary requirements.
Carmen Rosa González Cabrera said that the car-parks would be open structures, and “designed with the public in mind, all designed with a plaza at street level, with child-friendly zones and in the case of Los Olivos a sport zone. The objective was also not simply to increase parking spaces for residents but to make shopping, working, or making business calls easier to carry out. The design criteria mean that the car-parks are user-friendly, using the latest technology, sustainable energies, with light sensors, places for cars for those with reduced mobility, and charging stations for electric cars. We have worked to ensure that every euro spent will play a part in improving the quality of life or out residents”.
In the Fort House zone the car-park is almost finished. At a cost of nearly €3 million and financed by the council, there will be 200 new public parking spaces for this part of town. The car park will be managed by a new company created for the purpose and to create jobs for those on the margins of social exclusion/long-term unemployed. The car-park’s technical planning will be similar in the other car-parks being built in Los Olivos (already underway), Plaza del Emigrante (behind the Town Hall) and La Postura.
Putting the needs of the people first is also part of the planning of other major road works in the borough, in particular the new avenue that will access Costa Adeje from the TF1 motorway, specifically from the Fañabe local police station down to the Melía Jardines del Teide hotel roundabout. This work will be carried out in conjunction with the Cabildo, and as well as a much-improved road will include a major pedestrian zone and a bicycle lane (from La Caleta to the roundabout at the Mencey Tinerfe el Grande hotel), green zones and improved drainage.
This work will cost in the region of €5 million with the council contributing over 70% of the cost. This is also part of the long-standing vision of the Adeje mayor to improve links between the tourist zone of Costa Adeje and the town, while maintaining the particular characteristics and identity of each. It is hoped this work will be finished by the end of the year.
Both the mayor and the councillor added that there are other works for neighbourhood improvements in the pipeline and hope to announce details soon with re-paving having already commenced in Costa Adeje.
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This weekend the Asociación Paisaje Limpio, or Clean Countryside Association will visit the Fañabe and Duque beaches as part of the ‘Por unas Playas Limpias’ clean beach campaign.
Monitors from the national non-profit making association will visit the two beaches on Saturday July 27th to talk to bathers, ask them about the beaches as well as offering information on how to keep our beaches clean and contamination-free. They will also be handing out prizes and give-aways such as beach balls, fans and beach ashtrays.
Adeje tourism councillor Rafael Dolado García said that to make sure our beaches stayed clean and pollution free it was important that everyone worked together, public and private bodies as well as individual visitors to the beaches. “This is a question of environmental awareness and respect for our coastline as well as the rest of the countryside. When we use the beaches, when we visit the mountains and parks we shouldn’t be leaving anything behind when to show we were there, and that’s how we keep our surroundings clean”:
In Spain and in Tenerife, particular attention is paid to the coastline given the frequent usage, which of course means a higher risk of contamination. That’s why the Clean Countryside Association have an annual campaign that pays specific attention to the beaches. The Adeje council is fully behind the initiative and shares the aims it promotes and has said it would like to see the campaign extended to more beaches in Costa Adeje in the near future.
The Asociación Paisaje Limpio is a non-profit national organisation created to promote awareness and encourage recycling, the reduction of spillages and pollution and encourage public civic activities to deal with local pollution and waste management.