Access restrictions on the Rosinca side of the Cap de Creus National Park have prevented the entry of 28,100 vehicles. 05/09/2023
On August 31 ended the period of circulation restrictions in the Natural Park of Cap de Creus from the municipality of Roses, which began last July 15 and for the third consecutive year, as a protective measure to avoid saturation, the 'impact on the natural environment and possible risks in cases of emergencies. The restriction has prevented a total of 28,100 vehicles from entering the park during this period
The restrictions implemented have been active in Roses every day between 10.30 and 16.30 for vehicles with 4 wheels or more, through an access control point located at the height of the Torre d'en Sastre and managed with informants . During the second half of July, 400 vehicles per day were prevented from entering the Park on average, while in August this number rose to 700 vehicles per day.
"Some data - points out the Councilor for the Environment of Roses, Lluís Espada-, which show the effectiveness of the measure and which allow us to make a positive assessment of the implementation of this system, since it has enabled the achievement of the set objectives, avoiding overcrowding, mobility problems, the negative impact on the environment and possible risks in cases of emergencies".
"Even so", points out the councilor, "this is a long-term project that we want to improve gradually. That is why, looking ahead to next year, we want to implement improvements such as the increase in information and dissemination of the measures, the signage in the center of Roses to prevent many vehicles from going up to the checkpoint and having to back down and the extension of the restricted time slot in the Park, as well as continuing to advance the projects for the provision of parking lots in the longer term".