Town is a nightmare to navigate

Local town a nightmare to navigate
Font de la Carxofa d'Ondara. Photo Credit: Wikimedia

A RECENT diagnosis detected endless architectural barriers in areas of Ondara.

The diagnosis was commissioned by the Town Hall as part of its Municipal Accessibility Plan. A local architect studied four areas in the town and assessed the ease of access for people with mobility conditions.

The areas studied were as follows:

  1. From the Les Marjals building on calleMestre Serrano, passing through calle Manuel Sanchis Guarner, the park on Avenida de L’Oest, calle Pintor Murillo and calle Ramón y Cajal, until you reach the Sanchis Guarner building.
  2. From calle Lepanto, where the Sanchis Guarner building and the school is located, down calle Denia, turning down calle Alfatares until Ronda de la Generalitat and the Plaza del Convent.
  3. Calle Denia itself.
  4. From the Les Marjals building on calle Mestre Serrano, towards calle Hernan Cortes, through calle Salvador Cabrera until calle Ramon y Cajal.

Amongst many issues, architectural barriers such as narrow pavements, poorly located pedestrian crossings and uneven kerbs were identified.

The local architect noted that steps lack signalling bands for the blind and waste bins were poorly located on pavements making access difficult for people with mobility conditions.

Ondara Town Council will use the diagnosis as part of its Municipal Accessibility Plan to improve access for all throughout the municipality.

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