FROM the summer of 2018 access to Cape Formentor, north Mallorca’s most iconic site, will be blocked to private cars to reduce pollution. Instead buses to the lighthouse will depart from Pollensa.
The Consell de Mallorca is also considering banning traffic to Valldemossa Port and Sa Calobra. All three areas have suffered from intense tourist saturation in recent summers.
A series of studies into how best to reduce traffic, while improving safety and encouraging guests, have been commissioned. The results will influence traffic calming measures expected to be enforced next year.
Political parties on all sides of the aisle in Formentor, Valldemossa and sa Calobra favour the moves. Ecological activists GOB applauded the decision but said it should be expanded across Mallorca.
This summer bus services to Es Trenc and Cala Varques will test drive the proposed policy, while the government is devising incentives for people to travel around the island by coach.