Restricted Old-Town Access

Salobreña Town Hall set up a change of traffic flow for the Old Town and the appropriate traffic signs have been erected to indicate which are now one-way streets.

Calle Agrela, which leads to the Plaza del Museo is for residents’ use only, whilst Calle Ladera de la Cruz will return to one-way use meaning that traffic will flow around the old town in only one direction.

This is one of the suggestions take on by the Comisión de Movilidad del Casco Antiguo, which is made up of Old-Town residents and politicians, including members of the opposition parties. The aim of the committee is to improve the mobility and welfare of the residents in that part of Salobreña.

To this end and before these present changes, the weekend, bus coverage had been beefed up to offer an alternative to taking your car up there – the weekends are when most visitors are around.

The committee general disuade people from taking their cars up there, thus freeing up the few parking spaces available for precisely the people who actually live up there.

Councillor for Traffic, Ignacio Trujillo, explained that they had placed a no-entry sign at the top of Calle Ladera de La Cruz, next to the radio station, to stop people trying to use this narrow lane to reach the lower part of town. The only way down will be via Calle Antequera, which ends at the T-junction formed by the road leading down to El Camino del Gambullón and the beach.

He went on to explain that the streets that only Old-Town residents can use are between Calle Agrela and Radio Salobreña. The Policía Local will make sure that non-residents use these streets.

An exception will be those that don’t actually live up there, but do work up there – they will be given the same access as residents.

(News: Salobrena, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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