Updates to the Blue Parking Zone 2024

 

What has changed this year?

Formentera, April 1, 2024

During the months from May to October, parking regulation in Formentera is crucial for both residents and visitors. Changes have been made by the mobility department of the Formentera Council that affect anyone driving a car on the island. For this year 2024, several new features regarding parking in the blue zone have been implemented compared to previous years, which we will detail below.

  1. Reduction of Payment Hours:
    The payment hours have been reduced, ending now at 9:00 pm instead of 10:00 pm as it was until the summer of 2023.
  2. Free Period between 14:00 and 16:00:
    A new beneficial measure for users’ wallets is the introduction of a free period between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. This provides a break during the hottest hours of the day, when most people are spending time at the beach rather than in the urban areas of Formentera.
  1. ree Parking on Sundays and Holidays in Sant Francesc and Sant Ferran:
    F Unlike previous years, parking will now be free on Sundays and bank holidays in Sant Francesc and Sant Ferran, but not in La Savina and Es Pujols.
  1. Increase in Free Time in High-Rotation Spaces:
    High-rotation parking spaces will remain free, but starting in 2024, the free time has been extended from the previous 15 minutes to 30 minutes. This provides more flexibility for drivers who need to complete quick errands.

Parking Conditions by Villages

The conditions will vary depending on the town where you decide to park, so we will describe as clearly as possible the rules that apply in each of them, as reported by the Formentera Island Council on its Mobility website.

Es Pujols:
Maximum parking time: 72 hours.
Payment schedule: Monday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

La Savina:
Maximum parking time: 72 hours.
Payment schedule: Monday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Note: In La Savina, there are also streets designated as Green Zone exclusively for residents, where parking is prohibited even when paying for a ticket.

Sant Francesc y Sant Ferran:
Maximum parking time: 72 hours.
ayment schedule: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Parking is free on Sundays and bank holidays.

Prices and Discounts

Parking in the blue zone of Formentera costs 1.20€ per hour with a maximum parking duration of 72 consecutive hours without moving the car.
For parking durations of less than half an hour, parking meters offer a free ticket, but it is only valid for parking in the designated spaces.

In addition, there are special discounts:

Persons with reduced mobility: Free parking.
Electric vehicles: 100% discount.
Hybrid vehicles: 50% discount.

These measures aim to facilitate mobility, promote sustainability, and offer advantages to different types of users on the island.

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Flowbird Parking App

A practical and convenient alternative for managing parking in the blue zones of Formentera is the Flowbird Parking application. This free app allows you to obtain your parking ticket directly on your mobile phone, eliminating the need for unnecessary paper tickets. Additionally, it offers the convenience of paying with a credit card instead of physically at a parking meter, adapting to your needs whether you are in one area or another of Formentera.

The process is simple: download the application on your smartphone and register. By entering your car’s license plate, you will automatically receive the parking ticket on your mobile phone. This way, you avoid the need to go back to the street to search for a parking meter. Additionally, you will receive notifications when your parking time is about to expire, giving you the opportunity to extend it directly from the application.

The Flowbird Parking application is available for download on the Play Store and App Store using the QR codes provided below or simply by clicking on any of them.

If You’ve Been Fined:
Payments and Cancellations

If you receive a fine for not complying with parking regulations, it’s important to understand how to proceed to resolve the situation.
Here are some guidelines to help you manage parking fines in Formentera:

Cancellation of Fines for Exceeding Time Limit:
If you’re fined for exceeding the permitted parking time in the blue zones, you have the option to cancel the fine within 60 minutes of receiving the infringement notification. Simply go to any parking meter and click on the designated number on the screen for this operation. With a payment of €3, you’ll be able to cancel the fine permanently.

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Payment Methods for Final Sanctions:

If more than 60 minutes have passed since the notification of the infringement, the sanction is final, and you won’t be able to cancel it at the parking meter.

Online Payment: Visit the website of one of the two designated banks (Caixabank or Banco Sabadell) and enter the lower number of the barcode on the fine. If you make the payment within the first 7 days, you will receive a 50% discount.

Payment at an ATM: You can also pay the fine at an ATM of Banco Sabadell or CaixaBank. If you choose this option and make the payment within 7 days of receiving the fine, you will need to use the barcode that appears on the infringement, and you can benefit from the 50% discount.

In-Person Payment at the ATIB Office: The fine can also be paid at the ATIB office located in Sant Francesc, at Calle d’Eivissa 9. In this case, the maximum period to obtain the 50% discount is 20 days.