The Canarian tourism board and the Tenerife Cabildo have invested over €880,000 in improving pedestrian zones in Costa Adeje

The project underlines the importance of cooperation across public bodies

27 august 2021

 Representatives of the regional tourism department and the Tenerife Cabildo were in Costa Adeje today, with members of Adeje council, to see the progression of works in the region to improve pedestrian zones, in particular three access paths running perpendicular to Ernesto Sarti and the Avenida de España.  The work is costing €884,238 euros, with 71% of the funding coming fro the regional tourism department and the rest from the Cabildo, who are overseeing the works.  

 Fernando Miñarro (from the Canarian Government infrastructure department), Aarón Afonso (the office of the Cabildo president)  and the Cabildo councillor for cooperation and housing, Zebenzui Chinea were received in Costa Adeje by the Adeje councillors for tourism and for works, Adolfo Alonso and Esther Rivero.

The works are part of a larger regional plan to improve tourism infrastructures in the Canarias, and Costa Adeje is considered a very important part of that project.   According to Miñarro, “the aim of these works is to encourage more use of pedestrianized areas, revitalizing this urban corridor, creating connections to this most important tourism zone, and encourage sustainable mobility”.
Aarón Afonso said that the work also demonstrated the importance of different public bodies working together in renewing public spaces to improve the overall tourism offer.  Esther Rivero agreed that such cooperation was essential in carrying out works at this level of importance, and thanked the regional  government and the Cabildo for their commitment and participation in this and other related projects. “In recent years Adeje council has invested a lot in improving public spaces and infrastructures throughout the borough, working to improve not just the offer for tourists but the overall quality of life for residents here,”, she commented.
The work carried out addressed issues such as poor lighting in certain zones and poor access in others.  Paving has been improved as has the streets drainage capabilities, and street furniture such as benches, bins, etc.