New cycle lane being built through the centre of Puerto Banús

Work has started this week on Avenida Julio Iglesias.
Work has started this week on Avenida Julio Iglesias. / SUR
  • Marbella Council begins work on the port's main street and pavements in modernisation plans after local survey results

The construction of a new cycle lane on Avenida Julio Iglesias in Puerto Banús has started this week as part of the general remodelling of the area's main street.

In a local questionnaire, residents voted the lane second out of ten possible sustainable construction projects they would like to see carried out in Marbella this year. As a result the council have invested 300,000 euros in the plan, which is due to be finished within four months.

Councillor Blanca Fernández said that the 800-metre-long lane and improved pedestrian zones will replace the current worn-out road surfaces and pavements.

Up to now, cyclists arriving in Puerto Banús have struggled in the area's traffic, but the project is expected to solve this problem according to councillor for Transport Miguel Díaz, who stated that the bicycle lane will provide safe access to the promenade and coastal pathways.