Residents split on whether or not to pedestrianise main street

Residents split on whether or not to pedestrianise main street
CALLE MARQUES DE CAMPO: Denia’s main street Photo credit Panoramio

FIGURES have been released from a survey carried out on Denia’s Calle Marques de Campo as to whether or not it should be pedestrianised.

The survey was commissioned by the Town Hall and carried out on the town’s main street between April 3 and April 4, coinciding with the Holy Week holiday.

In total, 51.6 per cent of respondents said that it should not be pedestrianised, whilst 48.4 per cent supported cutting vehicular access.

Those who said calle Marques de Campo should not be pedestrianised were asked why – 38 per cent cited work reasons, 34 per cent because “there is not enough parking”, 22 per cent said it was “not necessary” and 6 per cent liked to be able to park up and quickly nip into one of the shops.

Of the respondents, 67.74 per cent live in Denia, whilst 20.9 per cent were tourists and 11.29 per cent live in neighbouring municipalities.

Amongst those who live in Denia, 54.76 per cent were against the pedestrianisation whilst 45.24 were in favour of it.

Itzel Rivas said on local Facebook group ‘Denia Connect’: “We used to live on calle Marques de Campo and loved it when it was pedestrianised. It should stay like that all-year round. There’s plenty of parking in nearby areas and the on-street parking just causes traffic.”

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