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Consell removes architectural barriers from eight pedestrian walkways in Sant Francesc

elminacio---barreres-arquitect1The island services department of the Consell de Formentera reports that work has already begun on a month-long, €36,390 effort to remove hurdles to mobility, often referred to as “architectural barriers”, from eight pedestrian walkways in Sant Francesc.

Pavement will be graded at a total of 13 points—four by the Antoni Blanc fitness centre and Sa Miranda nursery, two on Avinguda Vuit d’Agost near Marc Ferrer high school, and two at the Berenger Renart juncture on Avinguda Pla del Rei.

Island services consellera Paula Ferrer counted making roads universally accessible among the administration’s key priorities. She also pointed out that upgrades were happening in places where people with reduced mobility had requested them, and that the changes were part of the island’s “Sustainable Mobility Strategy” (Pla de Mobilitat Sostenible).

14 November 2019
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Consell and Marina de Formentera sign deal to sponsor municipal sailing school

conveni-escola-de-vela1Consell de Formentera president Alejandra Ferrer and Marina de Formentera director Juan José Costa signed a deal under which the company pledges two yearly payments of €9,000 to support sports activities at the Escola Municipal de Vela (Municipal Sailing School) and upgrade services and gear required for nautical learning activities, safety and rescue. Formentera officials, including local sports conseller Paula Ferrer, applauded the company for its commitment to nautical sports, a key element of local life. José heralded efforts within the Consell de Formentera to promote sport and the administration's multi-faceted commitment to it.

13 November 2019
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Pact for sport

conveni-trasmapi1In an agreement signed into effect today by Consell de Formentera president Alejandra Ferrer and Rafael Cardona, director general of Trasmapi, the ferry company pledges to donate €7.000 in nautical equipment to the Municipal Sailing School, or Escola Municipal de Vela. In return, Trasmapi will transport people, vehicles and gear between Eivissa and Formentera for Escola de Vela activities. Sport consellera Paula Ferrer was also on hand for the signing.

24 October 2019
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Nearly one hundred registered to ride in Friday’s 4th Volta Cicloturista mountain biking challenge

volta-btt1The Consell de Formentera office of sport announces the start this Friday of the fourth Volta Cicloturista, a three-trial event in which mountain bikers crisscross the island dividing it in three parts: Sant Francesc, La Savina and La Mola.

Covering a total of 97.5 kilometres and climbing a thousand metres into the sky, the “Ride” is an ideal way for cyclists of any competing level to enjoy Formentera’s network of trails. For mountain riders geared toward competition, there’s also Sunday’s BTT La Mola, with 37.6K and 850 metres of altitude gain—a qualifying heat for the Pine Islands Mountain Biking Championship (Campionat Pitiús de BTT)—while those just in it for the fun have the option of an alternate route that occasionally follows the main ride.

Formentera’s councillor of sport Paula Ferrer highlighted the “growing gravitational pull on cyclists” of the Discover Formentera in October-partnered event.

Presented by the local office of sport, Grup Esportiu Espalmador and Unisport Consulting and a featured event in the current push to incentivise off-season travel to Formentera, the event’s current hundred-strong list of registered riders will remain open to new participants until Sunday.

The Volta kicks off on Friday at 4.00pm with a 29.5K loop in which cyclists will start and finish in Sant Francesc. The 39.5K second leg, with start and finish in La Savina, happens at 10.00am on Saturday, while participants in the 28.5K, alternate-route ride hit the road in La Mola Sunday at 11.00am.

23 October 2019
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

This Saturday, the seventh Illa de Formentera triathlon

triatlo1Alejandra Ferrer and Paula Ferrer, the respective president and councillor for sport of the Consell de Formentera, unveiled the programme for the seventh Illa de Formentera triathlon in a presentation at that took place at noon today. The two-modality event kicks off this Saturday at 2.15pm in es Pujols, when participants in the Sprint undertake a 750m swim trial, 20K cycling circuit and 5K run. The Olympic—1,500m in the water, 40K on two wheels and 10K on foot—starts at 4.00pm.

At the presentation, President Ferrer lauded the event, part of Discover Formentera in October. “Participation grows steadily every year; we couldn’t be happier”, she admitted, adding “fingers crossed, athletes and their supporters will get to experience the truly sensational month of October, and the chock-a-block slate of weekend activities that come with it”.

Sport councillor Paula Ferrer highlighted an already all-time high for signups—300 plus, a 30% uptick compared to 2018—and ongoing registration at www.triatlonformentera.com. Ferrer saluted “all the groups that have worked hard to make the triathlon happen” and asked for patience from islanders not taking part in the function during the planned traffic interruptions.

Manuel Hernández of Unisport Consulting, the group organising the trials, said roads from Sa Revista to es Pujols would be blocked to car traffic from 2.00pm to 3.30pm for the Sprint (the roundabout will remain accessible), and again for the Olympic modality from 4.00pm.

Trasmapi marketing chief Núria de la Torre was also on hand at the presentation. Trasmapi is the Illa de Formentera triathlon’s leading sponsor.

3 October 2019
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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