2008 News Archive - Holidays - Majorca promotes 'green transport'

23 09 2008

Britons travelling to Majorca this week may notice that the island's roads are less congested than usual, as local authorities work to promote green transport.

As part of European Mobility Week, Majorca's capital Palma will become "a centre of green transport", according to Euro Weekly.

The theme for this year's event is "Streets for People", with councillors encouraging holidaymakers and locals to use public transport or walk.

As part of the week-long event, a number of street parities, transport-related lectures and workshops have also been scheduled to take place.

Maria Lluis Gracia, Palma's director-general for transport, said that local councillors were also looking into ways of making travel cheaper and planned to create a network of new cycle lanes across the city.

Meanwhile, it was suggested earlier this week that an increasing number of people are travelling to Majorca during the autumn and winter months.

The Majorca Daily Bulletin reported that the Palma Hoteliers Association had seen a 20 per cent increase in November occupancy rates over the last five years.

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