The main section of Mesa y López street will be car-free by 2019 and eventually be part of a pedestrian corridor between the old stadium and Las Canteras beach.
The funds to pedestrianize Mesa y Lopez between the military base and Plaza de España come from the MetroGuagua budget while the next phase of the project still doesn’t have funds in place (or a date).
Eventually, the Las Palmas Ayuntamiento plans to pedestrianize the rest of Ruiz de Alda street, and create a car-free corridor along Rafael Almeida and Calle Pizarro to the beach.
From Mesa y Lopez to the Estadio Insular, the pedestrian areas will be on part of Calle Barcelona by the Mercado Central, along Mas de Gaminde, Manuel González Martín and a stretch of Concepción Arenal.
The total cost of the work is €5.5 million.
A final phase of the project includes the remodelling of the Plaza de España (currently a big roundabout).
Pedestrian Mesa y Lopez
The only cars allowed on these streets will be delivery vehicles and local residents using their underground parking access. The MetroGuagua buses will also have a lane on Mesa y Lopez.
This plan will make a huge difference to Mesa y López shopping street as it is currently a busy road. Shop owners have complained for years that people prefer the city’s malls and no longer shop outdoors because of the noise and traffic.
For owners in the Mesa y López property zone, the plan is great news as traffic noise has always been significant in the area.
Source: Canarias 7