Vila-seca is committed to removing architectural barriers and to improving roadway accessibility in the entire municipality. That is why, within the ‘Vila-seca, 100% Accessible City’ plan, different actions are being carried out to improve the ease of movement and accessibility of people with reduced mobility.
This plan includes different actions like lowering the height of pavements and expanding their widths so that people in wheelchairs and/or with reduced mobility can travel along them without problems. In parallel, lighting is being strengthened on zebra crossings and intersections in the municipality to improve safety and accessibility.
In La Pineda, they have also adapted the seaside promenade and the beach, removing architectural barriers, as well as remodelling the pavements on inland streets. The beach now has several access points that go from the road down to the sand and even right to the sea. There are also reserved parking spaces near the beach for people with reduced mobility, zebra crossings and an amphibian chair so that this population can bathe in the sea during the summer season.
The commitment to improving the lives of people with reduced mobility is also seen in the town’s housing. There is a subsidy programme to remove architectural barriers from homes and to install lifts.