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Santa Cruz de Tenerife introduces exclusive bus lane to Las Teresitas beach to alleviate traffic congestion

Santa Cruz de Tenerife will introduce an exclusive bus lane to Las Teresitas Beach, aiming to reduce traffic congestion on busy weekends and public holidays.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is set to implement an exclusive bus lane to Las Teresitas Beach, aimed at reducing traffic queues during peak times. This pilot scheme, a collaborative effort between the City Council, the Cabildo, Ports of Tenerife, and Titsa, will be activated on weekends and public holidays when the weather is favourable.


Key Features of the Beach Access Scheme:

Santa Cruz de Tenerife introduces exclusive bus lane to Las Teresitas beach to alleviate traffic congestion

  • Operation Hours: The exclusive bus lane will operate from 9:00 to 18:00.
  • Route: The lane will extend from the roundabout at the dock in Cueva Bermeja to San Andrés.
  • Usage: The lane will be designated for bus line 910 and emergency vehicles only, eliminating parking spaces on the main avenue in the fishing district towards Las Teresitas.
  • Increased Bus Frequency: Buses will depart every 8 minutes from the interchange on busy days.

Traffic Management:

  • Police Presence: Port police will be stationed at the dock roundabout, and local police will be present on Avenida de San Andrés during peak hours to prevent unauthorised access.
  • Signposting: The Cabildo’s road maintenance team will be available to reinforce or replace signposting as necessary.
  • Detour for Other Bus Lines: Lines 946 (Intercambiador-Almáciga) and 947 (Intercambiador-Chamorga) will detour at the roundabout at the end of the San Andrés dual carriageway to join the Taganana TF-12 road.

Official Statements:

Santa Cruz de Tenerife introduces exclusive bus lane to Las Teresitas beach to alleviate traffic congestion

  • Mayor José Manuel Bermúdez: Emphasised the initiative’s goal to promote public transport usage and reduce traffic congestion to Las Teresitas.
  • Councillor for Mobility, Evelyn Alonso: Detailed the lane’s path and its regulation to ensure smooth bus transit.
  • President of the Port Authority, Pedro Suárez: Expressed the port’s commitment to supporting the initiative and willingness to adjust based on initial test results.
  • Cabildo Councillor for Mobility, Eulalia García: Highlighted the measure’s benefit to both residents and visitors by prioritising public transport.

Additional Measures:

  • New Traffic Light: A traffic light will be installed at the exit of the 300 parking spaces at the head of the beach, allowing vehicles to turn left towards the San Andrés exit without entering the beach area, thereby reducing traffic congestion. This new traffic control measure will undergo a trial period to ensure effective operation.

This comprehensive approach aims to streamline the traffic flow and enhance the public transport experience for visitors to Las Teresitas Beach, ensuring a more enjoyable and less congested journey.


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