Las Palmas News: Mesa y López Pedestrian By 2019

Mesa y Lopez street in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will soon be completely pedestrian

Mesa y Lopez street in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will soon be completely pedestrian

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

Mesa y Lopez street in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will be pedestrian in 2019

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


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