New safety measures for Bulevar de San Pedro

The move comes after last week's fatal hit-and-run pedestrian death, but the changes are not popular with everyone

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The closure of the central roundabout has been met with opposition Photo chang.orgpetitio

By Oliver McIntyre

Marbella town hall last week launched a series of safety measures on along the Bulevar de San Pedro de Alcántara.

The move came following the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian on Monday of last week, for which Briton Westley Capper was arrested (CDSN last week), and which was the latest in a series of accidents on the road.

Officials said the changes were based on technical reports that had already been drawn up based on traffic studies in the zone.

However, at least one of the new safety measures – the closure of the central roundabout, leaving only those at the two ends of the Bulevar in use – has been met with criticism by the opposition Partido Popular and some local residents. A petition on Change.org calling for the re-opening of the roundabout collected more than 550 signatures in its first five days online.

 

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