The emblematic Paseo de la Ribera in Sitges has begun a transformation to return to its original splendor, as it was before the 1960’s, when the area was urbanized between El Greco and the area of La Fragata. The goal is to return the waterfront to its original landscaped setting and give priority back to pedestrians.
The parking of vehicles was already banned in the area last summer, and now all traffic will be reduced to a minimum, allowing only the entrance of disabled vehicles and delivery vehicles to local shops, restaurants and bars. The new road will consist of a single lane for both directions of traffic, and not two lanes as at present, with a minimum width to force vehicles to reduce their speed at all times.
The space recovered in the area will be devoted to increase the width of the promenade back to its original size. The most significant change in the historic promenade will be to extend the area of land towards El Greco, and create a leisure space surrounded by lush gardens with clear views to the sea.
The work in Sitges, which will be developed in three phases, has already begun. Currently, they are replacing the water mains. In April the second phase will begin, with the transplantation of palm trees and work on the gardens, and from October the 15th the final landscaping will commence. Sensibly, between May and October no work will be carried out, to ensure there is no harm to the town’s tourist season.