12,723 youth and people with disabilities rode free public transport this summer

cartell 2021 busThe Formentera Office of Mobility reminds islanders that since 4 June, public buses are free for riders under 18, those with disabilities and dependents and their companions.

Mobility chief Rafael González seized the opportunity of European Mobility Week to take stock of the measure in its first three months. All told, 12,723 people benefitted from free rides between 4 June and 12 September: 2,056 in June, 4,383 in July, 4,815 in August and 1,469 in the first twelve days of September.

“The figures show that islanders respond well to measures promoting sustainable mobility”, explained Councillor González. The free rides programme has roots in a formentera.eco proposal from 2021, which González described as “a project to promote a change in mobility among residents and tourists”.

21 September 2020
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera