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Formentera agrees to let Correos use island's system to geolocate rural homes to improve local service

foto 2022 gps correus The Consell de Formentera is pleased to report that it has allowed the Formentera branch of the national postal service to use its GPS system to geolocate 3,600 rural homes and 800 roads, beaches and places of interest. The Consell launched this geolocation system in 2016 to improve the response times of the island's emergency services.

"By enabling Correos to use this system, we hope that letter carriers can identify parcel delivery points more easily and offer a better service to islanders", explained Rafael González, Councillor of Mobility and Territory.

Formentera's letter carriers have already begun to use the system to identify addresses in remote corners of the island and the routes to access them. In the first days of operation, Correos improved ratios of shipments delivered in the Sant Francesc delivery unit by more than 60%. The local Correos office also asserts that the GPS system has helped reduce the number of items returned due to unknown or incorrect addresses.

The Consell de Formentera has collaborated by providing five free licences of the associated app, which is now used by letter carriers on their mobile terminals.

20 May 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Start of controls on access to Ses Salines Nature Reserve and Sa Tanca d'Allà Dins in Es Cap de Barbaria

foto 2022 acces AThe Formentera Office of Mobility reports that controls on access to Platja de ses Illetes in the Ses Salines Nature Reserve will take effect tomorrow 12 May. Access to the areas of Es Cavall d'en Borràs and Llevant, also in the reserve, will be regulated from 1 June. As usual, access will be free for Formentera residents.

Tomorrow to 15 June, non-residents must pay €4 per car and €2 per motorcycle, then €5 and €3, respectively, until 15 July. Subsequently and through August, the fee climbs to €6/€3, before dropping to €5/€3 in the first half of September and €4/€2 by the second half of the month.

Pedestrians, bicycles, individuals with reduced mobility in vehicles and drivers of electric vehicles can also access the areas for free, while people with hybrid cars will receive a 50% discount on the entry fee. "Our goal is to make mobility in the natural reserve sustainable and avoid saturation in this ecologically valuable place and formidable tourist attraction", said Rafael González, Councillor of Mobility.

The rules remain in force until 15 September at the access point to Es Cavall d'en Borràs and Llevant, and until 30 September at the control point in Ses Illetes. The parking areas accommodate a total of 384 cars and 1,132 motorcycles.

Regulation at Es Cap lighthouse

Rules on motor vehicle access to Es Cap de Barbaria lighthouse will be rolled out this Sunday 15 May, and stay in force until 15 October. González said the initiative was about "preserving this natural site in the public estate of Sa Tanca d'Allà Dins".

The councillor pointed out that "for the last five seasons, motor vehicle access has been restricted with a barrier at kilometer 6.5 of the Es Cap road; the rules guarantee a satisfactory experience and the absence of obstacles for tourists and islanders visiting the lighthouse of Es Cap and Es Garroveret defence tower".

Before the fence there is a car park with capacity for sixty cars and one hundred motorcycles so that visitors can leave their vehicles and proceed to the lighthouse on foot or by bicycle.

At peak hours, from 11.00am to 1.00pm and 6.00pm to 10.00pm, there will be a guard/informant next to the barrier. The guard will also allow people with reduced mobility to access the area by vehicle.

11 May 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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INFO Public Transport

The Formentera Office of Mobility is pleased to announce a new expansion of the public transport service effective Sunday 1 May:

- L2, linking La Savina and La Mola, will make an additional evening trip to La Mola. The last bus used to set out at 8.15pm, and a 9.20pm departure has now been added.

- L2 extends service to the tourist areas of Es Ca Marí and Es Copinar to coincide with the opening of several hotels nearby. The first days in May, the bus route will temporarily relocate to Camí des Simonets due to ongoing works on Carretera des Ca Marí.

- L3 and L7, linking the island's tourist resorts with Platja de ses Illetes in the nature reserve, will also begin service.

Since Thursday 14 April, public buses have offered the following service seven days a week:  L1 Ring Route (linking the La Savina port with the beach area of the nature reserve, and with Es Pujols, Sant Ferran and Sant Francesc) and L2 (linking the La Savina port with Sant Francesc, Sant Ferran, Es Caló and La Mola) from 8.00am to 8.00pm or 9.00pm.

Since June 2021 the bus service has been free for riders under 18, people with disabilities and dependent individuals and their companions.

30 April 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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Start of summer hours for metred parking on Formentera

foto 2022 aparcament la savinaThe Formentera Office of Mobility reports that Sunday 1 May will mark the start of summer rules for metred parking in La Savina, Sant Francesc, Sant Ferran and Es Pujols. The rules will be in effect from Monday to Sunday from 9.00am to 9.00pm.

Blue zone passes will be valid in any blue zone parking space on the island, and drivers without an exemption must pay €1.20 an hour. Residents with their exemption in order may obtain passes free of charge.

Under summer rules, motorists equipped with a pass can leave their vehicles in blue zone spaces for up to a day, rather than three days, as occurs in winter. Green zone spaces are only open to drivers of authorised vehicles and for a maximum of one day in summer. Accredited residents of La Savina can park their vehicles for up to 15 days, as is already the case in winter.

Please visit www.zonablava.com for more information.

28 April 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Consell announces 20 openings for metred parking attendants this summer

The Consell de Formentera is pleased to announce twenty summer openings for attendants of the island's pay-to-park scheme. Applications must be submitted by 1 May, and selected individuals will start immediately. Complete information about the selection process is available here and in the Job Offers section of the Consell de Formentera website.

27 April 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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