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« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2013, 13:33:20 PM »
I detect a revenue-raising gambit. Note the bit about widening sidewalks and street furniture refurbishing. Meaning? Could be different things but how about bars/restaurants that don't currently have street terraces, and they don't, would now be able to, and so the town hall would charge them a terrace tax. Would the scheme bring these bars/restaurants more business than at present? Some perhaps, but what they win one way, they lose another.

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« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2013, 13:36:32 PM »
They will also be able to charge for the car park of course!

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« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2013, 18:22:59 PM »
" This way to Senora Bella's !!!! "

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« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2013, 19:18:14 PM »
Ok.. I see the link ... he's on a pedestrianised area!!!!   ::)
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« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2013, 09:52:22 AM »
Following on from Andrew's post on terrace tax, a write up in Ultima Hora today is quite relevant;

http://ultimahora.es/mallorca/noticia/noticias/part-forana/valor-del-suelo-port-alcudia-sube-300-acerca-del-resto-puertos-del-estado.html
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« Reply #35 on: June 10, 2013, 09:05:33 AM »
Tks Andrew ; MALLORCA TODAY - Puerto Pollensa pedestrianisation will cost 1.5 million euros

The pedestrianisation of the coast road in Puerto Pollensa between the yacht club roundabout and Llenaire will cost 1.5 million euros. The regional government will contribute 600,000 euros and the Council of Mallorca 200,000. Pollensa town hall has allocated an initial 150,000 euros that will need to rise. The exact nature of the pedestrianisation has, as yet, to be fully decided upon but it is thought that it will result in a one-way traffic system (traffic from Alcúdia coming into the port). The announcement regarding the pedestrianisation has been made as the town hall has now finally been able to agree its budgets for this year, support having been given to Mayor Cifre's PP from different opposition parties, including the UMP, who blocked the budgets in April.

Full story Ultima Hora ; http://ultimahora.es/mallorca/noticia/noticias/part-forana/peatonalizacion-primera-linea-del-port-pollen-costara-millones-euros.html

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« Reply #36 on: June 10, 2013, 11:36:52 AM »
My opinion but I would have thought that the money could be spent on far better things. From what I have seen, the plan is very similar to other resorts on the island and whilst it may or may not work there, I consider that a total ban on vehicles and a re-invention of the area to make it some kind of extension to the Pine Walk would be better. Maybe a greater cost but in the long run it would enhance the town. Re access, the infrastructure is already in place, just needs some "tweaking" but there are many roads only a few metres behind the front, easily accessible from the by-pass.
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« Reply #37 on: July 10, 2013, 08:25:48 AM »
More information on the impending change;

MALLORCA TODAY - Tendering for Puerto Pollensa's pedestrianisation this autumn

The regional government will take responsibility for tendering for the project to semi-pedestrianise the coast road in Puerto Pollensa, while Pollensa town hall will take responsibility for its design, which is set to include a cycle lane as well as the keeping of the road for one-way traffic. The town hall is to commit to spending more than had initially been budgeted, but there are concerns as to this commitment because of limited financial resources.

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http://ultimahora.es/mallorca/noticia/noticias/part-forana/semipeatonalizacion-primera-linea-del-moll-comienza-cobrar-forma.html


 The proposed pedestrianization of the first line of Moll begins to take shape and there are many groups that are positioned in favor or against a work that will undoubtedly, the most important of this legislature.

The City Council of Pollença on Friday expected to approve an amendment to credit to increase by 200,000 euros initially planned budget was € 1,200,000, of which 600,000 euros are paid by the Ministry of Tourism.

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The Ministry of Tourism will be responsible for tendering for works, probably in early autumn, although the design and drafting of the project is provided by the City Council, which has instructed the municipal architect. "For a long time Pollença has lived believing the goose that lays the golden eggs with projects like Moneo, but experience has taught me that or take what there is, or run the risk of running out of anything," says the mayor, Bartomeu Encrypt Ochogavía.

Thus, despite the criticism, Encrypt Ochogavía, commitment semipeatonalización run as contemplated technicians with current financial resources, renouncing or sandstone paving and putting in place asphalt and concrete staining.

The ride will have a bike lane, a single lane for vehicles and a parking area, the latter in the nearest buildings.

The PSM (in opposition) yesterday criticized that "budgetary constraints of the project limited qualities" and asked to be executed in phases in order to devote more resources. Further requests to be exposed to the public during the Fiestas del Carmen to find the broadest possible consensus.

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« Reply #38 on: July 12, 2013, 09:29:46 AM »
Basic map with pretty arrows showing proposed pedestrianisation.

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« Reply #39 on: July 12, 2013, 11:16:16 AM »
I think the suggestion in one of the papers is better. Rather than do a job now in it's entirety and within a limited budget, do it piecemeal and do it right because, in my view, the current idea of concrete is a poor second choice.

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« Reply #40 on: July 12, 2013, 12:25:10 PM »
Can you find the link?  Hate the idea of total tarmac though, it always seems to crack if its not put down really well. Weeds and tree roots love a challenge it seems!
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« Reply #41 on: July 12, 2013, 19:19:24 PM »
Me thinks it was yesterdays MDB, but I could be wrong.

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« Reply #42 on: July 12, 2013, 19:43:08 PM »
I did the translation for that article for the Bulletin, so here it is:


Despite criticisms, the mayor, recognising the need to operate according to current financial resources, has rejected the use of sandstone paving in favour of asphalt and painted concrete for the project. Nevertheless, the PSM Majorcan socialists at the town hall have criticised the fact that budgetary constraints will limit the quality of the project and have demanded that it be undertaken in phases in order that more resources can be devoted to it.

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« Reply #43 on: July 12, 2013, 19:45:11 PM »
The asphalt and painted concrete sound ominously like Alcúdia's horrible blue-asphalt beach path.

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« Reply #44 on: July 12, 2013, 22:04:52 PM »
Just what I was thinking.  :-\  They obviously have a job lot left over and need another flipping project to use it up on!  :o
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