Traffic free for 11 hours a day
Months of hard and somewhat disruptive work in Puerto de Pollensa have now come to fruition with the opening of the newly pedestrianised Paseo Saralegui. This seafront 'promenade' previously had a pavement, bike lane, car lane and another pavement separating the shops and restaurants from the sea.
The work over the last few months caused some friction between business people in the area and the council because of the disruption to trade that it caused but as the old saying goes, 'you can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs!'
Now the seafront walkway really does have the appearance of a promenade stroll zone with a direct link twixt the sea and shops and bars and will be a pleasure to use during the summer. There will be limited access to traffic from 05:00 to 18:00 as businesses along it's length (from Temple Fielding to Engineer Roca streets) will need supplies and deliveries. Even so, the maximum speed allowed during this time will be a sedate 20 KPH and at night there will be no traffic at all.
I think it's a great step (yes, pun intended) forward for the resort which provides a perfect area to stroll and makes sitting outside a bar or restaurant on a balmy summer's evening – which let's face it , is what we all want on holiday – so much more pleasant!
Photo, courtesy of Pollensa Council. Shame they couldn't have taken it from the other direction with a view of the sea on such a sunny day.