THE Balearic Islands have proposed limiting the number of cars on its streets to cope with the surge in tourism.
Formentera town hall say the draft bill will limit the number of cars in circulation and cap the number of rental cars and motorbikes.
Being the smallest island means the 50,000 vehicles stretch its road infrastructure network to its limit and is instead promoting electric cars as a green alternative.
Councilor Marc Pons describes the initiative as a ‘pioneering measure for Spain and Europe’ but says it will not be extended to other islands.
If approved it will take effect at the end of this year or the beginning of 2019.
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