The Chairman of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB), Francesc Antich, has paid a first official visit to the Ibiza City Council where he met the Mayor of Ibiza, Rafa Ruiz.
Palma City Council and the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands have agreed to definitively remove one lane of traffic on the seafront side of the promenade between the Paraires Quay and Calle Monsenyor Palmer, in order to increase the amount of space available to the general public. The upgrading work will begin on 29th June.
This initiative, which dovetails with the project to redesign the seafront promenade that has recently been announced, will transform this area adding a large new cycle lane that will run from the Paraires Quay to Calle Monsenyor Palmer. Furthermore, the project will add 650 linear metres to the existing cycle lane which instead of ending at Calle Pedrera, will now run all the way to the Paraires Quay.
The project will move the current parking spaces to the lane of traffic closest to the sea. The space left free as a result will be separated off from vehicle traffic and will be used for the cycle lane. This will increase the amount of space available on the pavement for people to walk along the waterfront in Palma.
This initiative has been approved this week in conjunction with the Port Authority. The City Council, for its part, and given that the state of alarm ends today, has ruled to put an end to the intermittent road closures that have been made during the process of de-escalation as of tomorrow. These closures began to be made from 15th June at 17.30 until 21.30 from Monday to Saturday and between 9.30 and 21.30 on Sundays on the promenade between the Porto Pí roundabout and Calle Manuel Azaña and on the Son Puig road between Camino Son Rapinya and Camino La Vileta.