Valencia’s city council has expanded walking paths and reduced speed limits on roads to increase pedestrian safety and accessibility to neighbouring villages.

The new pedestrian infrastructure, in the coastal area of El Saler, includes a new network of pedestrian routes covering 2.6km and 32 new pedestrian crossings.

A further 85 parking spaces have also been created and the speed limits on one-lane roads have been reduced to 30km/h.

The municipality has also widened pedestrian paths on many roads by converting lanes for traffic into walkways.

Original author: Lewis Macdonald