Blue Zone Spreading

ALM Avenida de Europa Blue Zone(This article was originally published in June 2009 and is visible now so that readers can look at what was happening on the Costa Tropical back then.)

So, let’s get back to good-old bickering and political nagging, eh? Furthermore, it is a subject that will interest you: Blue-Zone parking areas.

Again, it is the IU that sent us a press communiqué and it reads thus: The Town Council decided on the 11th of May to convert parts of Avenida de Europe that hitherto had free parking, into Blue-Zone parking areas. The area in question is between the junction with Calle Enrique Carrasco and the Paseo de San Cristóbal.

The voracity of the Mayor’s tax-collecting system, reads the communiqué, has no limits. After having installed parking metres along just about every beach in the township, now the Mayor is extending it towards another street, but in the centre – one of the few free-parking ones in town. The IU supposes that these new ‘paying’ areas are compensation for the company that is running the Blue Zones for the loss of revenue in the Avenida de Andalucía, which is closed due to road works.

With this new move, says the IU councillor, there is growing discontent amongst residents and visitors alike; just one more nonsense to add to the chaos caused by the dug-up paseos of Velilla and San Cristóbal.

Furthermore, according to the IU councillor, nobody believes now that the work on Avenida de Andalucía will be concluded before the summer, as was promised by the Mayor when he explained that the townsfolk would have to choose between having the street up during Semana Santa or Summer.

As a parting, sarcastic shot, he wondered why it is that the stretch of the Avenida de Europa in front of the hotel there that belongs to the ex-Councillor of Urban Development was not converted into a Blue Zone, along with the rest?

(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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