THE road from Pollensa to the Port has been a black spot for pedestrians for years but now it appears that the council is finally going to make it safe for walkers and cyclists.

Pollensa Council and the Balearic Ministry for the Environment have reached an agreement to build a pavement down the right of the busy road and the walkway should be open in time for the summer. Work is due to start almost immediately and the wide pavement is going to be built on top of the new sewage pipes which are being laid between the Port and the sewage plant on the outskirts of the town.

The path will be lined by trees to provide some shade and benches will be dotted along the route and, according to the Mayor Joan Cerda, the new walkway is going to be the first of many new routes being drawn up to attract more hikers to the area.