Residents of Calle Atenas complain that lack of road signs is causing accidents

The residents say that they have submitted numerous letters to the local council, which for the most part have not been answered.

Thursday 11th August 2022 · Mike Smith
Source: XAD (Carlos López)

The residents of the last section of Calle Atenas, the closest to Plaza Guillermo Pons and access to Cala Blanca, have issued a statement complaining about the lack of appropriate signs which is causing conflicts between vehicles on a daily basis, and even accidents.

Before the summer, the Department of Services painted some parts of the road with a yellow line prohibiting parking. However, this was not done in all sections, and bathers and tourists who enjoy bathing in Cala Blanca still park their vehicle where they want or where they think their vehicle will be secure.

In some cases, residents have been forced to place different objects in front of their gates so that tourists cannot park in front of them.

But what they consider to be more serious is the lack of signage indicating that Calle Atenas street is the exit to Calle Esparta, a single direction that was implemented a few years ago, but that many drivers still ignore. In fact, a few days ago, there was an accident between a car that was entering the road and another that was going in the right direction. Fortunately, the residents stressed, there was no personal injury.

The residents say that they have submitted numerous letters to the local council, which for the most part have not been answered, as well as requests through the Xàbia Connecta APP that are still “in process” and even conveyed their concerns to the plenary session through the C’s spokesman, Enrique Escriva. Until now they have not been attended to.

Photos provided by the residents.

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