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

29-05-2017Govern 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.

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Steve Richee / Hace over 3 years

Just like the huge amount of money spent on the new bus station for the Calvia area about 10 years ago - a spanking brand new edifice set too far back that nobody could be bothered to walk to. They just used the local bus stops that were conveniently close and the bus station failed totally.

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Pollensa1946 / Hace over 3 years

So the new bus station is even further away from the town than the present location above the square (accepting that that present location is a public nuisance). That should please lots of visitors and the town residents.

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sheila / Hace over 3 years

Look at all their happy smiling faces! Bet that not one of them ever uses the buses. Nice long hot walk now to get to the beach,shops and boats. What we need are "sustainable" policies for the poor old pedestrian!

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Andrew Ede / Hace over 3 years

Off the Formentor bypass road on the car park by the roundabout for the calle Tramuntana entrance into Puerto Pollensa. Near to the public swimming pool therefore.

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Pollensa1946 / Hace over 3 years

Where exactly is the new PP bus station to be located?

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