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Formentera cab fares climb 6.3%

foto 2023v taxiThe Ministry of Mobility of the Balearic Government has approved a 6.3% rise in cab fares on Formentera. Last April, at the request of the Formentera Taxi Association and backed by an associated economic study, members of the Consell de Formentera plenary unanimously approved a proposal to raise cab fares by 12.89%. The previous fare hike took place in 2019. The Ministry of Mobility, to which the proposal was submitted for endorsement, revised the increase to 6.3%.

31 May 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Formentera regulates vehicle access to Caló des Mort/Es Ram and Es Cap de Barbaria from today, 15 May

The Office of Mobility of the Consell de Formentera reports that motorists attempting to access and park their vehicle on the roads of Caló des Mort and Es Ram will be subject to certain rules and limitations starting today. The regulations will remain in force until 15 October 2023. As Rafael González, mobility councillor, put it, "last season, regulations helped us avoid the problems of environmental impact, traffic and parking that had plagued this area, so we have decided to redeploy the rules and keep them in place longer". Access to Caló des Mort and Es Ram was regulated for the first time last summer from June to September, both inclusive, in response to a request from nearby residents.

As of today, an attendant stationed in the area will inform motorists of the parking ban and redirect them to the nearby town where parking areas are available. These prohibitions are properly signposted and a rope and post fence has been placed around the perimeter of the vegetated areas to stop people from parking there.

Drivers may briefly stop to pick up or drop off passengers, as well as to allow easy access for people with reduced mobility. Motorists wishing to park must go to the adjacent town. The attendant has the authority to ticket and remove vehicles that violate the rules. Formentera Local Police and Civil Guard also have the power to intervene.

Regulation at Es Cap lighthouse
Motorists attempting to reach the lighthouse of Es Cap de Barbaria face rules and restrictions from this Monday too. In effect from 15 May to 15 October, the measure aims to preserve the publicly owned natural site located in Sa Tanca d'Allà Dins.

Councillor González recalled that "for the last six seasons, motor vehicle access has been restricted with a barrier located at kilometer 6.5 of the Es Cap highway. Regulated access is a way to ensure satisfactory experiences for visitors and residents visiting the lighthouse or Es Garroveret defence tower and make sure that they do not encounter problems of access".

Before the fence there is a car park with capacity for 60 cars and 100 motorcycles so that visitors can leave their vehicles and walk or cycle to the lighthouse.

There too, a guard/attendant will be stationed next to the barrier to facilitate peak-hour vehicle access for individual with reduced mobility (11.00am to 1.00pm and 6.00pm to 10.00pm).

15 May 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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Avinguda Miramar and Carrer Punta Prima in Es Pujols to become pedestrian-only, 8.00pm to 7.00am, tomorrow to 15 Oct.

The Office of Mobility of the Consell de Formentera is pleased to report that from tomorrow 10 May to 15 October, two areas in Es Pujols--the stretch of Avinguda Miramar extending from its intersection with Carrer S'Espalmador to the sea, and the stretch of Carrer Punta Prima extending from Avinguda Miramar to Carrer Xaloc--will become pedestrian-only every day from 8.00pm to 7.00am.

Cars will be allowed on the streets during all other hours of the day, but parking will not, save to load and unload goods. Rafael González, mobility councillor, said that last year the measure began on 15 June and this year we have moved forward implementation, following requests from business owners in the area after seeing the results of the first two years of this initiative. The car-free initiative began after these two streets were upgraded in 2021, and since then has been reactivated every summer with the aim, González pointed out, of "boosting business in Es Pujols, particularly in the late afternoon and evening when activity is at its highest".

Complete details are included in a map of Es Pujols that can be found at tourist information offices and on the Office of Tourism website, here.

In Es Pujols there are two free "overflow" parking areas on the outskirts of the town: a 150-car and 150-motorcycle lot to the southeast, and 60 spaces on the ring road.

Lastly, vendors at the Es Pujols market may load and unload their cars during two daily 30-minute periods of free parking in the lot under Plaça de Europa. Long-term parking passes will be available at the car park office at Plaça de Europa.

People with reduced mobility and drivers of electric vehicles may park for free at the underground Plaça de Europa car park, and parking passes can be obtained at the same office.

9 May 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Access controls start at Ses Salines Park from Wednesday 10 May

foto 2023v access controls AThe Office of Mobility of the Consell de Formentera reports that local motorists attempting to access Ses Salines Park will face controls from Wednesday 10 May. Access to the park will be free for Formentera residents throughout the summer season.

Entry will cost €4 per car and €2 per motorcycle from 10 May to 15 June; €5 per car and €3 per motorcycle from 16 June to 15 July; €6 and €4 from 16 July to 31 August; €5/€3 from 1 to 15 September, and €4/€2 from 16 to 30 September.

People with reduced mobility, drivers of electric vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists will have free access, while drivers of hybrid vehicles will get in at half fare. "The goal is to promote sustainable mobility in the natural park and avoid situations of saturation in this area of environmental importance and great tourist appeal", said Rafael González, mobility councillor.

Access controls will remain in place till 30 September at Ses Illetes, and will only apply from 1 June to 15 September at Es Cavall d'en Borràs and Llevant.

8 May 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Start of summer timetable in Formentera's areas if metred parking

foto 2023iv zona blavaThe Office of Mobility of the Consell de Formentera reports that Wednesday 3 May, the summer schedule begins at metred parking areas in La Savina, Sant Francesc, Sant Ferran and Es Pujols. Metred hours will be from Monday to Sunday from 9.00am to 9.00pm.

Blue zone parking passes will be valid for all blue zones on the island. Motorists who are not eligible for discounts will have to pay €1.20 an hour, while residents with valid subsidies will be able to obtain their tickets free of charge.

In summer, parking passes entitle holders to park in the blue zone for a maximum of one day, instead of three days as in winter. As for the green zone, authorised vehicles of Formentera residents can be parked for up to one day in summer, except for accredited residents of La Savina, who can park their vehicles for up to fifteen days, as in winter.

For more information, please visit http://www.zonablava.com.

29 April 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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