La Manga del Mar Menor will open a new free car park with 279 spaces, located next to the Fire Station, which will be available in the coming days, as announced today by the acting Minister of Development and Infrastructure, José Ramón Díez de Revenga, during a visit to the works, accompanied by the Mayor of San Javier, José Miguel Luengo, the Councillor for Tourism, Estíbaliz Masegosa and the Councillor for Urban Planning, Antonio Martínez.
The new car park is located on a 7000 square metre plot of land owned by the Autonomous Community, located on Calle Comercial Casino. The car park, which surrounds the entrance and exit of the fire station building, provides 279 new parking spaces with free access, charging points for electric vehicles, bicycle racks and parking spaces for people with reduced mobility. Part of the parking spaces are shaded and the surface has been built with a sustainable drainage system.
This new infrastructure, which has involved an investment of 648,015 euros, is part of the European Strategy for Sustainable and Integrated Development (EDUSI) “La Manga 365”, co-financed 80 percent by ERDF funds and 20 percent by the Community’s own funds. The EDUSI “La Manga 365” aims to achieve a more accessible and sustainable environment with the regeneration of underused urban spaces to make them more friendly and functional for citizens, as in this case, in which the new car park replaces an area for the collection of materials.
The Mayor of San Javier, José Miguel Luengo underlined the fact that “we are starting the new legislature with the opening of infrastructures such as this one, which notably improves services in La Manga del Mar Menor”. Luengo underlined the quality of the new facilities and said that “in the coming months we will be seeing new works in response to neighbourhood demands”. In the area surrounding the new car park, the Mayor of San Javier announced the forthcoming renovation of the shopping arcades which are in a state of ruin and the demolition of the skeleton of the Lagomar building, “which the City Council is taking on as a subsidiary with a tender for which 15 companies have already applied to proceed with its demolition”.
The acting councillor for Development and Infrastructures, José Ramón Díez de Revenga, stressed that “in addition to revitalising the area and boosting this tourist enclave given its proximity to beaches, shops and hotel establishments, it will favour low-carbon mobility and at the same time will serve to decongest traffic on the main access roads to the city, mainly during the summer months”.