There is constant talk about the amount of traffic using the Via Cintura.

29-06-2016MDB

The stretch of the Via Cintura between the Inca motorway junction and the Soller exit is the busiest section of road in Majorca.

The latest traffic figures from the Council of Majorca report that last year there was an average of 188,682 vehicles each day along this stretch, a new record. The average daily intensity of traffic was up 5% over 2016, i.e. around 10,000 vehicles. There was a similar increase in 2016 compared with 2015.

Mostly all stretches of the Via Cintura register over 100,000 vehicles a day, with one of the most congested points being where the Inca motorway joins it - some 134,000 vehicles per day. As anyone with any experience of driving into Palma will know, the tailbacks at times of the day for the Andratx direction can be lengthy.

The Council is at present looking at measures to ease traffic while the building of the Via Conectora is carried out. It should help to alleviate congestion. In the meantime, particular attention is being given to the stretch to the Soller exit.

At a peak, there are some three million journeys on Balearic main roads (including motorways) per day. Of these, more than 900,000 are said to be ones by tourists.

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Richard / Hace 4 months

Drive towards Palma from the hills as I do, gaze down, and most days in Summer you will see smog over the city. Frightening, some days it looks like LA. Mallorca needs to get going on EV charging points (yes, I know the argument re damage still done via power stations, but it’s a case of the lesser evil). And we still need transparency re cruise ships...

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Fiona / Hace 4 months

When it was built, lots of people complained it was a waste of money and far too big !!!

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S. / Hace 4 months

I wonder how many vehicles use the Cintura in the Winter. During the Winter , it is the workers going into and out of Palma etc. It illustrates that tens of thousands of residents own a car. There is a poor Bus Service throughout the Island, so people use cars. The combination of Workers Cars, Tourist Buses, Hire Cars etc. in the Summer,needs to be addressed. Think of the serious amount of pollution is being exhausted in the Summer. A major restriction of the vehicles using roads in Mallorca , is of paramount requirement, almost urgent need..

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D / Hace 4 months

Those selfish tourists are at it again. Renting cars, buying fuel, exploring the island, eating in restaurants. Why can’t they just stay put in their hotels. Driving to Palma early in the morning on a regular basis, I don’t see rent a cars, I see tradesmen, delivery trucks, locals going to work, not rent a cars. And the tourism hate campaign continues.

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