Orihuela’s day without cars

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A day without cars
NO CARS ALLOWED: Friday September 22 has been declared as a ‘Day Without Cars’ Picture Credit: Public Domain

ORIHUELA’S councillor for the environment, Miguel Angel Fernandez, has announced the activities that have been organised for the upcoming ‘Mobility Week’.

The announcement was made alongside Ricardo Sigüenza, owner of the Sigüenza bus company, and José Manuel Torres, representing the BBT Cycling Club who are the principal collaborators of the programme.

As part of the special week, Friday September 22 has been declared as a ‘Day Without Cars’ and will involve an agreement with Bus Sigüenza similar to that undertaken last year that will allow free use of buses that run through the municipality on that day only.  “We encourage all drivers to leave their cars at home and only use public transport to get around and make their contribution to the project.”

The bus services taking part in the free scheme are routes that lead to Orihuela from La Aparecida and Raiguero de Bonanza, Molins, La Murada, La Matanza and Virgen del Camino, and from Arenva and Hurchillo.

Other initiatives during the week include a 6.5 kilometre family bike ride on Saturday September 23 through the town of Orihuela where all children taking part will be presented with a personal souvenir.

Also, there will be a speed reduction to a maximum of 30kph introduced on the Avenida Teodomiro and Los Andenes with the aim of reducing accidents and Co2 emissions.

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