By Isha Sesay • 19 November 2019 • 11:30
EXTENTION: The government will extend the cycle network in Mallorca Spain by 11.8km. Credit: Ian Holt.
THE Consell de Mallorca has announced that it will allocate €6.8 million to extend the network of cycle lanes and pedestrian paths across Mallorca Spain.
According to the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, the initiative will give “a 180-degree turn to the management of construction and conservation projects of the roads, focusing on sustainable mobility”. Euro Weekly News understand that the Consell has assured that the new network, which will cover a total area of 11.8km, will minimise its environmental impact.
The department has also revealed that it will put new safety barriers on many of the island’s roads, with a particular focus on the Serra de Tramuntana region. Radars will also be installed to alert drivers of cyclists, with further improvements being made in light and tunnel signalling.
As for drivers, from January 1, the ITV road test will be managed directly by the Consell de Mallorca who have allocated €8 million to improve waiting times, prices, personnel and facilities. Money will also be injected to replace machinery in order to modernise the service and €1.45 million will be spent to start the building of the fifth ITV station.
Work will also be done to improve the traffic restrictions to access the Formentor lighthouse through checkpoints, in addition to other limitations to enter environmentally sensitive areas.
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