Nerja town hall has unveiled plans to construct a 2.6-kilometre bike lane between Nerja's Burriana beach and Maro.
The project, which has been in the pipeline since the last term of office (2011-15), will cost 900,000 euros, 80 per cent of which will come from European Regional Development Funds (ERDF), which the town hall was awarded in 2016.
The money forms part of the EU's Integrated Sustainable Urban Development plan to create sustainable travel options and reduce emissions in towns and cities across the European Union.
The remaining 20 per cent will come from town hall coffers.
Following a meeting held earlier this week with Andalucía's state roads chief, Salvador Fernández Quesada, Nerja mayor, José Alberto Armijo, announced that the project would be carried out in two phases.
The first would be to build a lane from Burriana beach to the Oasis and Fuente de Badén housing developments and then phase two would continue the lane to the junction of the N340 near the Barranco de Maro area.