Creating the bus station will at least put an end to this sort of thing.

01-07-2016Archive

The new bus station in Puerto Pollensa is scheduled to open some time in March next year. Its location, on a car park by the bypass and next to the public swimming pool, has caused some controversy, as it is considered to be rather out of the way. Nevertheless, it will be an improvement on the temporary solution that has operated since early last year - buses parking on the calle Roger de Flor behind the church.

The car park occupies almost 3,000 square metres, and an issue is going to be the loss of these parking places, not least because the bus station will be used for a park and ride shuttle service to Formentor.

The environmentalists GOB have challenged the creation of a bus station, insisting that the use doesn't conform with provisions in the Pollensa general urban plan. GOB had proposed an alternative site near to the La Gola park.

This objection is not stopping the building of the bus station, though. Primarily financed by the regional transport ministry (to the tune of 420,000 euros), building work should take four months. There will be four actual stops as well as shades for passengers and toilets.

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Steve Riches / Hace 30 days

Just seen my prunting error below. Yes the bus station waa empty of bears as well as people!

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Steve Riches / Hace 30 days

Location is vital. Cast your minds back to the €millions spent on the Palma Nova/ Calvia bus terminus set way back from the main area: nobody used it, preferring the local stops in Palma Nova and Son Caliu. For a while the bus services used to go in and out of the bear-empty terminus, wait for a while, then return to the old stops where people waited in abundance. I suspect that the planning idiots that make these decisions are the ones who always travel by car and have their own parking space at the office. Let's hope Pollensa do better.

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