Policies for sustainable mobility in the Natural Park of Mondragó (Mallorca)  

Policies for sustainable mobility in the Natural Park of Mondragó (Mallorca)

Last summer was launched the Sustainable Mobility Plan for the Natural Park of Mondragó, prepared by CINESI and aiming at managing mobility flows in road accesses to the beaches of Cala Mondragó and s'Amarador (both within the limits of the Natural Park).
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Last summer was launched the Sustainable Mobility Plan for the Natural Park of Mondragó, prepared by CINESI and aiming at managing mobility flows in road accesses to the beaches of Cala Mondragó and s'Amarador (both within the limits of the Natural Park). Specifically, the implemented measures concern the following actions:
  • Traffic control in the final stretch of beach accesses. Thus, surface parking is limited, allowing it only in those specific designated areas (two parking areas). Both areas have a total capacity of around 400 places, and users have to pay a fee of 5€ to park the whole day.
  • Creation of a segregated platform (delimited by timber piles) in the road access to Cala Mondragó. This new track can only be used by pedestrians. Moreover, the track connects to the parking area.
  • Traffic and parking management measures for the following mobility modes: bicycle, loading and unloading of goods, parking zones for disabled, public transport services (bus stop) and taxi.
Overall, the upgrade of the mobility system allows users/visitants to enjoy a more peaceful area, in harmony with the natural protected environment in the surrounding zone. Note that all these measures have been developed closely with residents and local authorities to ensure the success and sustainability of the measures in the medium and long term. Also, during the summer many visitors expressed their satisfaction with the new image that shows the area. Finally, it is important to remark that this plan has been accompanied by a series of actions to improve horizontal and vertical signage. In addition, there have been designed a disseminated information leaflets for visitors and tourists from nearby coastal tourist resorts.

November 2014

Contact: Lluís de Victoria Ramis

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The number of logs into the website tib.org, grows 30% in 2013  

The number of logs into the website tib.org, grows 30% in 2013

The website www.tib.org, with more than 1.700.000 visitors per year, is proving to be the reference site where to check information about interurban public transportation in Mallorca.
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One of the planned information actions of SEEMORE in 2013 was the translation of the website into English, French, German and Russian (together with version in Catalan and Spanish). The objective was to widen the scope of the website, offering direct information in all key target tourist markets. The website was launched on the 15th of March 2011 and, since then; its popularity has been growing steadily. That is to say, in 2013 the number of visitors (1.711.532) has increased in 30% with respect to the year 2012 (1.319.659 visitors). Among other services, the website tib.org shows timetables and maps for all the interurban public transportation routes in Mallorca (bus, train and metro). You can also access the Google Transit application to plan your journey by public transport.

February 2014


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Preparing the SEEMORE Mobility Package: design of tourist and mobility routes around Mallorca

The local project team SEEMORE, composed Cinesi consulting and Mallorca Transport Consortium, are working on the SEEMORE project mobility package. To do this, we are designing a set of tourist routes which run throughout the island to promote those routes using public transport.
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In late 2013, a first list was performed, which included different routes around Mallorca. At the time of preparing this list, two crucial aspects were taken into account: the tourist attraction of the route and the possibility carry it out by public transport. Indeed, all selected routes currently enjoy a significant number of users, who can be both residents and tourists. Therefore, it is considered that the final impact of the development of this tourist mobility guide can go beyond the simple change of mobility behaviour among tourists. Initially, 75 routes were selected, organized by type (according to the nature of the route): nature and environment, urban, historical or cultural, beach and relaxation, shopping, etc. Subsequently, they assessed depending on the feasibility of connecting each of these routes with existing public transport services, considering both bus and train options. As a result of this internal evaluation, 12 routes are now being designed and developed. The information for each route follows a leaflet layout; it is intended to distribute the information separately to tourists: 1 route= 1 leaflet. However, there shall also be a single document that integrates all these individual leaflets, and which will form the so-called SEEMORE mobility package. Specifically, the prospectus of each route offers the following details:
  • Name of the route and its typology.
  • Information about public transport services, by type of day, schedules and fares.
  • Brief introduction to the route, with the main elements that compose it.
  • Specific information: what to see and do, basic tips and recommendations, contact details, opening hours and prices (if applicable), etc..
  • Pictures and maps, detailing the location of the most important elements.
The SEEMORE team in Mallorca expects to have a first draft of the sustainable mobility package by mid-March, in order to have time to prepare final versions before the beginning of the tourist season.

February 2014

Contact: Lluís de Victoria

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Service Plan to improve interurban bus connexions in the Eastern Area of Mallorca (zona de Llevant)  

Service Plan to improve interurban bus connexions in the Eastern Area of Mallorca (zona de Llevant)

New timetables are now available at lines 411, 412 and 432, and will be in operation from the 17th February 2014.
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CTM has launched an ambitious service plan to improve lines 411, 412 and 432, emphasizing the following aspects: • Line 411. It connects Palma to Cala Rajada, a well-known tourist resort of Mallorca. The plan offers a 57.1 % increase in the number of services per year, from 4.727 to 7.428, improved as follows: weekday (15 to 24 services), on Saturdays (from 9 to 14) and on Sundays and holidays (8 to 11). • Line 432. The route runs along the eastern coast, covering one of the major tourist areas of Mallorca and one of the SEEMORE target areas: sa Coma and Cala Millor. An increase of 74.6 % in the number of services per year is expected (from 4.609 to 8.117). Thus, during weekdays will run from the current 15 to 27 services, 10 to 14 on Saturday and 10 to 6 on Sunday. • The plan also improves the time amplitude of operations, which will begin at 6 am. Thus, it aims to ensure that users can arrive in Palma before 8am. On the other hand, the aending is expected at 23h, in order to meet new residents and tourist demands not satisfied yet. • In the case of Son Servera (line 432), travel times to the city of Manacor have been improved, with time savings of up to 35 minutes on some services. Thus, only 2 out of 27 expeditions in weekdays will have intermediate stops between Manacor and Son Servera, reducing the total time to 25 minutes per service. • With the collaboration of the City of Manacor, enable a new stop near the hospital (located at the Molí d’en Polit), where lines 411 and 432 will stop. This measure forms part of the SEEMORE European Project, whose partner is CTM, which aims at promoting public transport in tourist regions.

February 2014

Contact: Antoni Bosch

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SEEMORE Photo Competition in Mallorca: Win nights and public transport trips participation in the photo contest “Travel Green and Win”  

SEEMORE Photo Competition in Mallorca: Win nights and public transport trips participation in the photo contest “Travel Green and Win”

The photo contest “SEEMORE Travel green and win” aims, using photography, to promote public transport (bus or train) for leisure in Mallorca.
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To participate, photos must be uploaded directly to the Facebook page created for this purpose: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seemore-Mallorca/541509919218320. If participant does not have a Facebook profile, the photo can be sent via email: info@consorcidetransports.com. There are two prizes for the best photos: • 2 nights at the Hotel Be Live Punta Amer for two people, for a weekend in October 2013. The hotel is located in the target area of s’Illot – sa Coma. • Two loads of PT passes: 20-trips card (T20) or 40-trips card (T40) of the integrated fare system. The photo submission period begins July 12th and ends on September 30th. In addition, participants can read the rules and conditions of the competition at the following address (in English): http://www.tib.org/portal/documents/10286/23433/BasesSeemore_ENG.pdf?version= These rules contain explanations on: object, photo themes, eligibility conditions, technical characteristics, evaluation commission, prizes, exhibition of works or property and subsequent use of photos.

July 2013

Contact: Lluís de Victoria

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Public transport promotion in Palma Airport  

Public transport promotion in Palma Airport


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CTM has designed a panel for promoting public transport among visitors. The poster has been established at Palma Airport. In particular, the poster provides information on the following aspects: - Available services, including a high quality map. - Contact details (client information office, website). - Information about the urban bus company (EMT), which connects the airport with the intermodal station (connexion with interurban lines, train and metro). Concretely, the panel explains how to reach this intermodal station and what to do once the visitors are there. By this panel, the traditional lack of information at the airport has been solved. Now visitors arriving to Mallorca can know more about public transport options from the same arrivals terminal building.

June 2013

Contact: Lluís de Victoria

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Introduction of a parking fee scheme in Calvià  

Introduction of a parking fee scheme in Calvià


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The tourist areas of Peguera and Santa Ponça have recently launched parking fee schemes through the delimitation of “blue zones”. The regulatory measure, promoted by the Municipality of Calvià, is expected to be progressively introduced in other towns in the medium term. Up to now, parking was free with a maximum of 90 minutes in order to ensure car rotation. The only thing drivers had to do was to show the time of arrival. The blue zone have started this year, from April to October. The maximum parking time has been enlarged from 90 to 150 minutes. The cost for one hour is €0,70. On the other hand, those preferring to park 150 minutes will have to pay €1,73. A special identification card has been designed for residents, which allow them to park just for €22 per year.

June 2013

Contact: Lluís de Victoria

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Public transport reorganisation improving connexions to target areas  

Public transport reorganisation improving connexions to target areas


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The Mallorca Transport Consortium (CTM), one of SEEMORE partners in Mallorca, has recently introduced measures to enhance public transport connexions between Palma and Calvià (one of the project target areas). In particular, the service cover the following tourist resorts: Magaluf, Palmanova, Son Caliu and Costa de la Calma. This public transport reorganisation took place in April-May 2013. Line 106 has become a express service between the target area (Magaluf-Palmanova-Son Caliu) and Palma. In addition, higher frequencies have been introduced from June 2013 (from 30 minutes to 25 minutes). On the other hand, the urban area of Costa de la Calma is now serviced by line 111 (instead of 104). Through this reorganisation, travel time from this area to Palma has been significantly reduced, from 90 minutes to 35 minutes. These service improvements are complemented with the acquisition of 4 high capacity buses, focused on avoiding critical demand peaks and excessive saturation. Overall, CTM expects to increase public transport attractiveness and competitiveness, by offering tourists a reliable and effective option to reach the capital city.

June 2013

Contact: Lluís de Victoria

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Local Framework Workshop in Mallorca  

Local Framework Workshop in Mallorca

Regional action plan already defined.
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The SEEMORE Local Framework Workshop has already taken place in the city of Palma the 10th of January 2013. The initiative, launched from CINESI and the Mallorca Transports Consortium (CTM), a company associated with the Department of Transport, aims at encouraging the use of public transport from/to the tourist areas of Palmanova, Magaluf, Santa Ponça, Peguera, Port d’Andratx, Sant Elm, Cala Bona, Cala Millor, sa Coma and s'Illot. After discussing about the regional characteristics and results from the tourist mobility survey, the initial action plan was agreed among participants. It is expected over the next two years to closely work with all local stakeholders in the fields of tourism and mobility, focusing on the identification of new public transport service opportunities matching with tourists’ needs. Some of the early ideas being studied are creating tickets that can be purchased at tourist accommodations and local businesses, and cross-sector training programmes for both transport-related and tourism-related staff. Lastly, the edition of information material and the addition of tourism information on the CTM website were considered other issues to be tackled.

January 2013

Contact: Lluís de Victoria

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