The high-rise parking lot in front of the fish market seems to us to be a disastrous project for the port. The port neighborhood is a cul de sac and the location of the parking lot would work like a magnet that attracts all the traffic to the back of that parking lot. cul de sac, so each car and each motorcycle has to pass through the port streets twice, when entering and leaving (it would also be a highly coveted facility because you can park the car in the shade or protected from the rain).
And of course, in summer there would not be space for all the cars either, so most of them have to look for parking somewhere else – after having passed through the port twice.
The location of this parking lot also goes against the new Municipal Ordinance for Protection against Noise Pollution itself. Javea Town Hall, which says in Article 9 on the integration of noise in municipal environmental management:
"2. The criteria referred to in the previous paragraph (= noise reduction) will be applied, among others, in the following areas:
a) Urban planning in general.
b) The planning and design of circulation routes.
c) The organization and planning of traffic in general and urban public transport."
Everyone tries to keep vehicles out of urban centers and that location would push all drivers to drive through it twice, when they should be discouraged from doing so.
According to Google, it takes 9 minutes walking from the paved parking lot on Avenida del Puerto to La Cantina (market) and 13 minutes from C/Verona (Mesquides sports field), distances that can be walked without problems.
Apart from promoting mobility in public transport, which has to be the solution to the traffic problems in Xàbia, more parking could easily be created on C/Verona by bringing the bike lane and pedestrian walk closer to the river, behind the trees (which would also mean walking in the shade), and give the space gained to parking.
If a high-rise parking lot has to be built, it should be outside the core, for example where the one on Avenida del Puerto is now.
From Podem Xàbia we ask the mayor to revoke the decision to build a high-rise parking lot in front of the fish market.
We can Xàbia