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Widening of sidewalks in Luis Briñas, Bilbao reduces lanes and parking

Widening of sidewalks in Luis Briñas, Bilbao reduces lanes and parking

Jeickson Sulbaran

June 20, 2024 | 7:00 pm

Bilbao City Council undertakes a comprehensive renovation of Luis Briñas Street to improve mobility and urban sustainability

Luis Briñas Street, located in the heart of Bilbao, is undergoing a significant transformation with the aim of improve the quality of life of its citizens. In the first phase of the project, which extends from Alameda Urquijo to Avenida Zunzunegui, will implement several key improvements. The sidewalks, currently narrow, will be widened to reach 5,30 meters on one side and 4,10 meters on the other. This expansion will allow more comfortable and safer pedestrian traffic.

Widening of sidewalks in Luis Briñas, Bilbao reduces lanes and parking

In addition to the widening of sidewalks, a complete modernization of public lighting and the renewal of underground services. The battery parking strips will be replaced by line parking on one side of the street, which will allow better organization of space and will reduce traffic chaos.

A bike lane will be created that will connect with the existing sections on Luis Briñas Street, thus promoting the use of sustainable means of transport. A bicycle rental station will also be installed, promoting more ecological mobility.

Creation of green spaces and modern urban furniture

A fundamental part of the project is the introduction of vegetation. Flower beds will be planted with Parrotia persica, a deciduous tree that can reach up to fifteen meters in height, providing shade and beautifying the street. This vegetation will contribute to creating a more pleasant and will improve air quality.

The street furniture will also be modernized, incorporating functional and aesthetic elements that will complement the new street design. These changes will not only improve the appearance, but will also offer residents and visitors places to rest and enjoy their surroundings.

Redevelopment and rearrangement of the road

In the second phase of the project, the road of Luis Briñas street between Pérez Galdós and Autonomía. The traffic lanes will be reduced from three to two, which will allow the sidewalks to be widened up to 7,15 meters in one section and 4,60 meters in another. This rearrangement will not only improve pedestrian mobility, but also will reduce traffic speed, increasing safety for all road users.

The parking lots will be rearranged, creating a more orderly and accessible environment. These improvements will be complemented by the installation of new street furniture and the creation of more green spaces, promoting a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle for Bilbao residents.

In the renovation of Luis Briñas street It is an important step towards a more modern and sustainable Bilbao. With the widening of sidewalks, the creation of bicycle lanes and the introduction of vegetation, the aim is to Improve Life Quality of citizens and promote more sustainable and safe mobility. This project reflects the commitment of Bilbao City Council to the continuous improvement of the city and the well-being of its inhabitants.

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