The number of cars is of great environmental concern,

The number of vehicles in the Balearics, according to Balearics Statistics Institute figures for 2018, is 1,030,478 - almost one vehicle for every person living on the islands.

30-09-2019ALEJANDRO SEPULVEDA

A survey of the public's environmental concerns carried out by the Balearics Institute for Social Studies ranks "massification" of cars as the greatest problem.

Too many cars on the roads were judged to be a prime concern by 48.4% of respondents, some way ahead of "massification of people because of tourism" (35.6%). The number of vehicles in the Balearics, according to Balearics Statistics Institute figures for 2018, is 1,030,478 - almost one vehicle for every person living on the islands. In 2008, the figure was 893,627.

Of other concerns, 32.3% ranked the wasting of water; 31.4% identified uncleanliness on the streets, including dog mess; 29.9% highlighted traffic jams, 27.6% a deterioration in the condition of beaches and 27% climate change.

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Steve Riches / Hace about 1 year

Mallorca is ideal a) for electric cars (a short-journey island) and b) for the production of solar power for charging the cars. Battery technology is moving ahead fast. BUT still most of Mallorca's power comes from fossil fuel. The Government needs to solve the situation.

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Mg / Hace about 1 year

Good opinion. Reduce the traffic, yes but focus on busses, taxis and company cars, replacing them with electric vehicles would do a lot. And if all houses stopped heating with gas oil / diesel you would reduce the pollution a lot... Mg

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Yogi / Hace about 1 year

Problems which face many regions, not just the Balearics. About cars. How many of this number are actually registered to inhabitants. What about hire cars, commercial vans and lorries? To just highlight cars could be somewhat misleading. As the congestion is probably worse!

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Stan / Hace about 1 year

Interesting results . But will they have any reaction and improvement from the Councils.? As to Cars, the sooner ALL cars become Electric with numerous charging points throughout the Island , the better for everyone.

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