Algarve road plan still on backburner

in Algarve · 01-11-2018 10:29:00 · 0 Comments

A road safety plan first suggested by the AMAL Algarve Inter-municipal Community in 2016, has yet to see any form of action taken towards its creation and implementation.

The creation of an inter-municipal road safety plan with the objective of reducing road accidents and fatalities was announced two years ago by AMAL, but any progress towards it has yet to be made.
According to newspaper Correio da Manhã, Jorge Botelho, head of AMAL, which aggregates all of the Algarve’s 18 councils, said they last gathered in October, but the “situation was not addressed because the agenda has been filled with a number of matters”.

In August, Mr. Botelho told the newspaper that the association hoped to meet with the ANSR road safety authority in September to analyse and map out the road situation, as from 2016 to this date, “new black spots have emerged”. But the meeting failed to materialise.
Another AMAL meeting is planned for November, but Mr. Botelho told CM that, as the agenda has not yet been set, it is not known whether the road safety plan will be addressed.


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