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Formentera regulates access at es Cap lighthouse May 15-October 15

cartel faro 2019-1-The Formentera Council's mobility department announces the reactivation, Wednesday May 15, of a scheme to limit motorcycle, car and moped access to es Cap de Barbaria lighthouse in 2019. The scheme will be enforced until October 15 in a bid to keep crowds at the monument to a minimum and preserve “Sa Tanca d'allà dins” as a tranquil, natural setting.

Tracing current plans to revive the apparatus to the success of last year's effort, secretary Rafael González said the setup was aimed at keeping crowds at the monument to a minimum and preserving a tranquil, natural setting.

Restricted access to the monument has been in effect the last two years, relying on a road block at kilometre marker 6.5 of the es Cap de Barbaria road. The setup was implemented on a pilot run from July 1 to September 15 in 2017 and June 25 to September 30 last year.

This year the period of regulation will be extended across the entire season to make sure visits to es Cap's far, or lighthouse, and the es Garroveret defense tower are pleasurable—and easy—for tourists and islanders alike.

With parking for 60 cars and 100 motor scooters is available on an adjacent plot, motorists can get out and walk or cycle the remainder of the path to the lighthouse.

Access for people with reduced mobility
During peak visiting hours, 11.00am to 1.00pm and 6.00pm to 10.00pm, an attendant beside the barrier will allow access to people with reduced mobility and provide visitors with information about the new measures.

The Formentera Council has put together a pamphlet that will be distributed at rental car agencies, tourist information offices and the es Cap entry and control point. Posters have also been published and will be posted at various points around the island, including Council bulletin boards.


May 13, 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Formentera Council

80 new blue zone parking spaces added in la Savina

The Formentera Council's mobility office reports that the new blue zone parking on the western side of la Savina port—currently the site of parking for rental cars—will be incorporated into the island's metred or “regulated” parking scheme from tomorrow, Monday May 13.

The system will be unveiled—and will function just like in other parts of la Savina and other towns of the island—as soon as the Council obtains the go-ahead from the Balearic port authority to manage parking in the area.

The move will add 80 extra zona blava parking spaces in la Savina. An overflow parking lot has also been opened opposite plaça Illes Pitiüses.

May 12, 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Formentera Council

Vehicle entry regulated from Monday May 13 at ses Salines nature reserve

peatge-control-entrada-illetes1The Formentera Council's mobility office reports that Monday, May 13, operators will begin regimenting vehicle access to the Parc Natural de ses Salines. Formentera residents can continue to park vehicles at the reserve all season long at no charge.

Non-residents, meanwhile, will be asked to pay €4 per car and €2 per mopeds. The price climbs to €5 and €3, respectively, between June 1 and July 15; and reaches its peak between July 16 and August 31 (€6 and €4). The amount will drop again in first half of September and once again from September 15-30 (€5/€3 and €4/€2, respectively).

Access is free for drivers with reduced mobility and those with electric vehicles as well as for walkers and cyclists. Drivers of hybrid vehicles are entitled to a 50% discount.

Controlled access to parking areas near Illetes beach will be in force until September 30. At car parks serving es Cavall d'en Borràs and Llevant beaches, attendants will be on duty from June 1 to September 15. The patrolled entry points will be open from 9.00am to 5.00pm in low season and 9.00am to 8.00pm in high season.

Prohibitions and vehicle restrictions
As part of an effort to foment sustainable forms of transport and safeguard the protected land, four-by-fours are expressly prohibited within the confines of the nature reserve. Plus, controlled access will be implemented for regular and discretional buses as a rush-hour traffic avoidance measure.

Oversized vehicles, such as lorries carrying products to nearby restaurants, are also restricted during peak visiting times.

May 10, 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Formentera Council

Formentera.eco

it-1-Italian, French and German versions of the formentera.eco website added early this week have brought the site's total number of available languages to six, marking a leap forward in terms of the service's reach and accessibility. In the day's since the April 15 launch of the reservations portal, the service has logged close to 2,130 reservations—1,052 for vehicles driven by visiting motorists; 357 for cars registered on the island, and the rest for vehicles that complete a separate set of conditions. No incidents have been reported and applicants have yet to reach any of the vehicle entry caps established under the scheme.


May 3, 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Formentera Council

Summer hours in effect for metred parking on Formentera

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Summer hours in effect for metred parking on Formentera

The Formentera Council's mobility department reports that from tomorrow, Wednesday May 1, summer hours will be enforced across metred parking areas in la Savina, Sant Francesc, Sant Ferran and es Pujols. In la Savina, Sant Francesc and Sant Ferran metred parking rules are in effect from Monday to Sunday 9.00am to 9.00pm and, in es Pujols, Monday to Sunday from 10.00am to 12 midnight.

Blue zone parking passes will be valid in any blue zone (zona blava) spaces on the island, while drivers of vehicles that are ineligible for the blue zone reduction must pay €1.20 per hour.

Drivers can leave their cars parked a maximum of one day in summer, as opposed to the three-day limit applied in winter. As far as green zone (zona verda) parking is concerned, motorists in la Savina can park up to 15 days (drivers of authorised vehicles have up to 24 hours).

15-minute parking

The rollout of 15-minute parking spaces started in November and the scheme will continue through summer. Located in Sant Francesc and Sant Ferran, these spaces are designed to promote vehicle circulation in areas of heavy business activity and parking shortage.

Fiften-minute parking passes can be obtained by any driver for free and are valid for any associated 15-minute space. No other passes will be accepted for vehicles parked in 15-minute spaces.

For more details visit http://www.zonablava.com/.

April 30, 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Formentera Council

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