The Council of the city of Pamplona will deliver this Monday at Government of Navarra and “new project” for the Beloso bike path, which will open its bidding next Wednesday with “improvements” to make it “more sustainable.” This was confirmed this Sunday by the mayor of Pamplona, Cristina Ibarrola, who stated that “there is a 15-day exhibition, we will put a tender and start the works as soon as possible.”
In this way, the mayor of Pamplona confirmed it again RETURN after the ultimatum issued by the Government of Navarra in which, if it does not comply with the agreement, the City Council must return the 4.2 million euros allocated in European funds to the project.
“On Monday we delivered the project to the Government. “It was tried to be a consensus project, which changes all the time,” said the mayor. “One of the excuses said is that we don’t have a new project on October 15. We have a new project and we will deliver it on Monday,” he explained.
Ibarrola considered that “it is not worth continuing” the controversy about this bike lane that will connect Pamplona and Burlada and stressed that “he is looking forward, with the idea of putting this project to tender.” In this sense, he noted that the “improvements that can be included by the bidders to make this project more sustainable” were added to the details that will be released on Wednesday. At the same time, “we will present a budget modification next year to try to transplant the trees” that need to be cut for the jobs so that “they will survive that need to be replaced now.”
The mayor of Pamplona confirmed this “We tried for almost three months to make a project as sustainable as possible. “We are absolutely convinced that it can be done.” “We tried every possible way” but “there is no way for the Government to make anything more flexible to change a tree in that project,” he lamented.
“Pamplona deserves a bike lane, it deserves a pedestrian corridor in that area, which it has. Pamplona will take advantage of the opportunity represented by European funds to make it and what it is,” he emphasized. Ibarrola admitted that “we would have liked to have had a better, more sustainable project, and we didn’t.” “Within our ability, we will make the changes we can to try to make this the best project in these specific circumstances,” he concluded.