8 Aug, 2019 @ 11:37
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More than 50km of cycle lanes planned for Spain’s Costa del Sol SCRAPPED by Government

NO TIME SOON: Malaga cyclists will not be cruising new cycle lanes after the Junta has scrapped plans

A HUGE network of cycle lanes planned for the Costa del Sol has been scrapped by the Government.

It comes four and a half years after the agreement was signed for 50km of bike highways in Malaga.

The project has been abandoned by the Junta de Andalucia, based on evidence from the General Intervention and Legal Counsel.

Two reports from 2018, which were prepared for Susana Diaz’ previous PSOE administration, advise against the cycle lanes.

ABANDONED: Red lines show the proposed cycle lanes in Malaga, which will now not be built

One Government source said: “The cycle lanes are actions considered as subsidies and, therefore, cannot be linked to the protection of agreements signed between the City Council and the Regional Administration.”

The plans, now scrapped under the PP and Ciudadanos Government coalition, may still be able to progress in the future.

The City Council could fund the long-awaited cycle lanes, matching those which are already present in other Andalucian cities.

Almeria, for example, has a projected 50.6km of new cycling routes after an investment of €6.7 million.

Meanwhile the regional budgets for this year have also earmarked a further €8.7 million for cycling lanes in Cadiz.

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