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Car Hire, Airport Transfers in Majorca Anything related to car hire both via UK companies and local companies. Can include discussions on motoring, bringing your own car, taxis, airport transport etc.

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Old 06-06-2018, 09:41
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Pollenša prohibits access by car to the Formentor lighthouse from 9.30 am to 7 pm
The "pilot test" will be carried out between July and August.

Access to the Formentor lighthouse will be limited during this summer.

Access to the Formentor lighthouse will be limited during this summer. apb
This summer will be limited access by car to the Formentor lighthouse from 9.30-10 to 19 hours. This was announced yesterday by the mayor of Pollenša , Miquel └ngel March, after having a meeting with the Government , the Consell de Mallorca , the Road Consortium and Autoritat PortuÓria de Balears.
To end the endless queues of vehicles that form to access the lighthouse of Formentor , Pollenša has launched a "pilot test" that prohibits the access of cars during July and August and restricts the passage from 9.30-10 in the morning until 7:00 p.m. The objective of the competent administrations is to put an end to the "overcrowding and insecurity" that is created in this area during the summer months.

According to March, the limitations will only apply between the beach and the Formentor lighthouse. In this way, all those citizens and tourists who want to access this area should use the shuttle bus that the Government has launched. Only bicycles and residents in the areas of Cala Murta and Cala Figuera will have a special authorization to pass through this section.

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My wife spotted this on a news site the other day as well.

We always try to squeeze a visit to the lighthouse in to our holidays in PP - the drive along the approach roads is part of the 'fun' of the visit.

It's perfectly understandable that they're doing this as parking is always at an absolute premium in the summer months.

However, my first thought was 'I don't think I would want to do that journey as a passenger in a bus'!

Equally, I'm not 100% sure that I would want to do it after 7pm when the light is sure to be fading on the return trip. But I guess that all adds to the fun of a trip to PP!

Come August, I will let you know what we ended up doing
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My wife spotted this on a news site the other day as well.

However, my first thought was 'I don't think I would want to do that journey as a passenger in a bus'!
Come August, I will let you know what we ended up doing
Try the bus. You might find it's just the ticket. As long as you conduct yourself in an orderly manner.


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Oh come on... You're driving me to distraction now...
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And finally, what would an Egyptian bus conductor say to his passengers,,,,,,,,,, Fez Please.

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We often take the boat to get to Formentor beach and get the bus back or the other way round depending on timings.The bus driver has a very difficult job both ways but always makes it a very enjoyable trip but sometimes a trifle scary.
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The shuttle of the peninsula of formentor enters into operation Monday.

Next Monday, 9 July will be put into operation the shuttle that will unite the port of pollenša with the peninsula of formentor, at the same time that fall into force the restrictions of movement agreed.

So, from Monday, access in motor vehicles on the peninsula of formentor is restricted between the beach and the lighthouse from 10.00 h until 19.00 h. So that visitors can access the main points of interest in this natural area, the government of the balearic islands puts in operation a shuttle bus service, which will come out of the central shutdown of the port of pollenša.

The new service connects the port of pollenša with the peninsula of formentor with exits from the central shutdown and also from the beach of formentor, point from which it starts the traffic restriction. We must remember that the new central shutdown of the port of pollenša there vial of service with free parking for vehicles.

The service of the shuttle from the shutdown of the port of pollenša starts at 9.45 and will have the following schedules of exit to the lighthouse: 9.45; 10.00; 10.30; 11.30,; 13.30; 15.30; 16.00; 16.30 and 17.00 hours.

From the beach of formentor, last point where you can get with car, there will be bus to the lighthouse at the following schedules: 10.15; 10.30; 11.00; 11.30; 12.00; 12.30 ; 13.00; 14.00; 15.00; 16.00; 16.30; 17.30; 18.00 and 18.30.

The frequencies back from the lighthouse are the following: the first, at 11.00 in the morning and then every half hour until 15.30. Then the frequencies are from 16.30, also every half hour until The 19.00. All these frequencies have arrival at the beach shutdown. Until the port of pollenša arrive the expeditions that come out of the far at 11.00; 12.30; 14.20; 16.30; 18.00; 19.20 hours.

The shuttle has stops at the mirador de es colomer, beach of formentor, Cala Myrtle / cala figuera and the lighthouse.

The new service is offered with the current line 353 which starts the tour in the port of pollenša. The Price of the simple ticket is 1,55 euros and the usual users of public transport tib can use the intermodal card and enjoy the discounts that this offers, as well as the t20 fertilizers and T40. The shuttle will work this season until 31 August.

Shuttle bus offer a sustainable alternative to access natural spaces of interest from Mallorca which currently live a strong pressure of vehicles. In this way, the government of the balearic islands encourages the proper conservation of our natural spaces at the time of making accessible areas of attractive tourist to all residents and visitors of the island.

The access system in formentor has involved the coordination between the government of the Balearic Islands (through the transport consortium of MALLORCA CTM), Council of Mallorca, city of pollenša, DG TRAFFICKING CIVIL GUARD AND PORT AUTHORITY (Holder of the lighthouse of Formentor).

Next Monday, representatives of all institutions involved, will make a trip with the shuttle and baring the process that has been followed by launching the shuttle and the restriction of movement, its motivation, characteristics of the service, conditions and exceptions to The limitations and control.
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A number of private cars were driven to the lighthouse at Formentor on Monday, ignoring the fact that since 9 July there has been a ban on all vehicles apart from authorised ones (and bicycles) going any further than the beach on the promontory. The volume of traffic was such that the shuttle bus service from Puerto Pollensa had to be suspended on safety grounds.

The total number of cars was in fact only around seventy, according to one source, and they had been driven to the lighthouse after the Guardia Civil's Trafico division (the traffic police) ordered the removal of the barrier on the road that Pollensa town hall had installed. Trafico told the person who mans the barrier and informs drivers that there was no legal cover to stop private cars, despite there being signs warning about the restriction. Only Guardia Civil officers can do this.

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It would appear that there were no issues yesterday, the communication problem seemingly having been resolved. A hastily convened meeting between the town hall and the Council of Majorca agreed to reinforce the advisory notices on the bypass road in Puerto Pollensa which leads to Formentor.
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I did two trips to the lighthouse in July, one on my mountain bike, which was a good work out, but so lovely and peaceful with no cars. Apart from through the valley/trees section that was deafening with the sound of the cicadas in the trees. Incredible noise!

We drove down one evening at 7.30pm and it was very quiet, but came up behind the worst driver I've EVER seen. You had to see it to believe it, he was driving down the middle of the road at 20k or 10k around the bends and causing carnage with cars coming the other way. In the end I stopped at a viewpoint for 10mins to avoid the stress.
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Since the restriction on traffic going to the lighthouse in Formentor was introduced on 9 July, there has been more than a 50% decrease in traffic movement.

The Council of Majorca, responsible for main roads, calculates that there are at least a thousand fewer vehicles per day than there were at the same time last year. ...

By traffic movements, the Council means going to and from the lighthouse. The number of actual vehicles was therefore half the figure. Of these, five per cent were bikes, eleven per cent were heavy vehicles and 84% were light vehicles.

The traffic restriction this summer is a pilot project. The restriction will be lifted on 1 September, but once the Council of Majorca and other authorities have had a chance to analyse the pilot project, it could be that the restriction will be for a longer period next year. ...
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