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Cyclists indignant over prohibition signs on new Guadalhorce estuary bridge

The bridge is still closed.
The bridge is still closed. / Migue Fernández
  • The bridge would not only save cyclists from crossing the river using the more dangerous road bridge, but also make it easier for people from Guadalmar and even Torremolinos to cycle into the city

Cyclists in Malaga have been up in arms this week after the city council put up no-cycling signs at each end of the still-unopened wooden bridge linking the west side of the city with the Guadalhorce delta nature reserve.

The controversy was heightened after both the regional and provincial authorities said they had no objection to the bridge, which forms part of the province-wide Senda Litoral coastal path, being used by cyclists.

While the city hall said it would study whether the bridge could be shared with cyclists, it pointed out that the crossing was essentially a footbridge.

The Ruedas Redondas cyclists association has since suggested that a speed limit be set at 10km/h. The bridge would not only save cyclists from crossing the river using the more dangerous road bridge, but also make it easier for people from Guadalmar and even Torremolinos to cycle into the city.

No date has been given for the opening of the bridge.