14-07-2014Vasil Vasilev

Over the course of this year, the Council of Majorca will have spent a total of ten million euros on making the roads safer for cyclists.With Majorca full of cyclists and cycle clubs from across Europe right now as the annual cycling season gets into full swing before it gets too hot, the Council of Majorca, which is responsible for the maintenance of the island’s roads, said yesterday that over the course of this year, it will be spending 10 million euros on improving road safety for cyclists.
There have already been a number of fatal and serious accidents on the roads this year and so far, the Council of Majorca has improved the road from Algaida to Sencelles and is currently working on the stretch from Selva to Moscari and then Campanet.
This particular road has been the focus of scores of complaints from local cycle  clubs because Campanet is a key junction for cyclists heading north to Lluc or sa Calobra from the north east of the island and a number of demonstrations have been held recently.
Over the next few months improvements are going to be made to the roads which run between Muro and Santa Margalida, Palmanyola and Soller, Randa to Cura, Fornalutx to the MonnAnber tunnel, the old Bunyola road, from Pollensa to the port and Selva to Manacor.
The hard shoulders along the roads between Son Real and Arta and Palma and Sineu are also going to be widened in order to make more room for cyclists. The work comes as a result of meetings between the Council of Majorca, cycling federations, the Guardia Civil Traffic Police and the Ministry for Tourism.
Last year, the Council of Majorca also launched an awareness campaign in the media, which is still running, aimed at both drivers and cyclists to try and reduce the number of accidents.

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