Minister Marc Pons and Vicenç Vidal with the mayor of Pollensa and councillors. | Govern Balear

The government has unveiled almost 90 projects included in a plan for sustainable transport. Investment for this is estimated to be around 1.24 million euros and it will go on bus transport and have a particular emphasis on natural areas and beaches.

All designed, so the ministry of land and transport hopes, with the idea of reducing traffic, the first project will be the building of the new bus station in Puerto Pollensa. Work on this is due to start later this year and from 2018 it will be the base for a shuttle bus to Formentor. It will also enable an improvement, the ministry adds, to services that connect the bays of Pollensa and Alcudia with the Tramuntana.

For some residents of Puerto Pollensa, the greatest improvement will be the fact that buses no longer stop and park on the calle Roger de Flor, make noise and belch fumes. The cost will be just under 420,000 euros, almost all of which will come from the Majorca Transport Consortium. Pollensa town hall will provide slightly less than ten per cent of the final amount.

In the Tramuntana, there is to be improved public transport to the main areas that are suitable for hiking and mountain sports. The consortium has identified ten strategic points for bus stops, which will be served by a new centre in Inca.

There are to be bus stops for the Son Real finca near Can Picafort. These will be on the five bus routes that currently pass by Son Real. Cala Varques is to get bus stops, which it is hoped will relieve some of the immense pressure from cars in summer. For the Mondragó Nature Park in Santanyi, there will be new stops and an increase in frequencies on the 507 bus route.