There seemed to be more than a bit of confusion on changeover day in calle Manuel Marín yesterday with cars ending up parked on both sides of the road, making it a nice slalom course for anyone entering or leaving. They did get themselves sorted by the end of the day, though, and without getting a ticket!
The Mayor of Ronda, María de la Paz Fernández (PP), has announced the intention to introduce the first ‘blue zone’ parking area in the town, the location being the current ‘free parking’ area of La Concepción.
Cártama Council has announced the introduction next week of new regulated (blue zone) parking areas to facilitate the rotation of vehicles on the main shopping streets.
Between April 1st and October 21st it is no longer possible for residents to purchase the cheap rate subscriptions for the Balcon de Carabeo Car Park situated in Los Huertos de Carabeo (feria ground), although existing subcribers are able to renew their passes.
The 273 parking spaces in the Verano Azul underground car park are to become ‘residents only’, the current rotation system set to end under a new municipal ordinance.
Glad to see the Art of Creative Parking is not dead, the driver pausing for a moment to admire his handywork after completing his shopping.
Prices keep on changing at the car park in Los Huertos de Carabeo, the largest parking area in Nerja with 1,000 places, although not so popular since the introduction of charges.
The so-called ‘blue zone’ paid parking system in Vélez-Málaga and Torre del Mar will not come into operation until some time in 2012, the Council not wishing to act in haste. The project was only started in 2007.
Carboneras Council has been forced to seal the Los Muertos car park until a dispute with the Department of Environment can be resolved, an action which leaves around 400 people with nowhere to park.
Parking, or free parking to be more precise, is at a premium these days, so a bit of creativity is required. Meanwhile, in calle Manuel Marin, there has always been a small plot of land – very small – where three or four cars have been able to park.