The Marbella City Council is working on improving accessibility and road safety in the surroundings of the Juan Ramón Jiménez and Valdeolletas schools. The proceedings, presented today by the Councilor for Works, Diego López, started three weeks ago and will have a three-month lead time. “We are talking about an initiative demanded by the school community and the residents of the area, which will allow us to prepare a space of 1,300 square meters and respond to the problems that arise in this part of the municipality by not being able to absorb the influx of pedestrians in the hours of entry and exit of the educational centers ”, has indicated the mayor.
“There are times of the day when up to 1,500 people pass through the area, including students and parents, hence the need to condition these environments to eliminate architectural barriers in the area and increase the accessibility of residents with reduced mobility or even for the students who carry their wheeled backpacks ”, stressed López, who specified that they will widen the sidewalk at the entrances to both schools, creating a single platform and adding the existing earthen area, which was in disuse.
“We are also going to undertake 125 linear meters of railings and another 160 square meters of road markings, as well as the improvement of four pedestrian crossings”, he pointed out. “This action is complemented by others that are being carried out in the area and that contribute to modernize and revitalize Arias de Velasco avenue, such as the rehabilitation of the Mateo Álvarez roundabout, completed a few weeks ago, or that of the Victims of Terrorism , which will begin in the next few days ”, he has detailed.