Avenida Remigio Crespo Toral is an “avenue” that stretches between Avenida Solano and Avenida de las Américas in south Cuenca.
The first two shots below are from Solano. This is where Remigio Crespo begins heading west.
Remigio Crespo is tree lined with trees on both sides of the avenue and a median down the middle that also has trees, in a word, gorgeous. There’s an extra wide sidewalk on each side that’s right next to an extra wide bike path. The bike paths are “one way” only with the east to west path on the north side of the street and the west to east direction on the south side.
This avenue looks like something you might find in just about any city, in north America. I haven’t seen anything else like it in Cuenca. This is a very nice neighborhood and the businesses that line the avenue cater to middle class Ecuadorians and north Americans it looks like to me. Much of the signage is in English and Spanish and you’ll find a number of places that serve pizza, burgers, and there’s even a few Chinese restaurants.
If you lived nearby just about everything you need is right here. Banks, a grocery store, a pharmacy, restaurants, a bakery, and several liquor stores etc.
Many of the eating establishments have outdoor seating available in front so there are quite a few options here for that. Others are strictly indoors.
Heading west the bike path ends at Avenida Loja although the “avenue” continues east to las Américas. Here’s a couple of shots looking back to the east from Loja.
Since the bike path on the “avenue” ends here I’m going to have to conclude this trip down the “avenue” also.
Fortunately though Loja has a bidirectional bike path heading north to the rio Tomebamba.