SPEEDY: The new slide has been deigned to cut journey times to seconds

SPAIN’S longest urban slide has been unveiled on the Costa del Sol.

At 38 metres in length, the new work is not designed for children, but is intended to speed up journeys.

The old route took 10 minutes from point A to B

The stainless steel, semicircular channel in Estepona, has a gradient of between 32 and 34 degrees, and links Calle Reina Sofia and Eslovaquia.

This allows pedestrians to speed between the two streets in seconds, avoiding the 10-minute walk around.

A 2.3 metre pedestrian path also now runs parallel to this new urban shortcut.

FINISHING TOUCHES: The slide linking Calle Reina Sofia and Eslovaquia is now complete

The development is part of Los Niños Park, which has seen its green space expand by 14,000 square metres to 38,000.

The new area has been completely privately funded, with the budget capped at €298,839, and €28,000 for the slide.

Street lighting, furniture, irrigation systems and typically Mediterranean foliage are among the other additions to the area.

It comes after it was revealed that spending on public works in Estepona has totalled €100 million in the last eight years.

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