Salobreña’s Blue Zones will remain in force until the 15th of September, so just because the holidaymakers have gone, it doesn’t mean you get free parking now.
The Blue Zone machines started clunking with falling coins back in June and since then, according to the Town Hall… there have been no incidents.
The Blue Zones are comprised of 600 parking spaces all along the beach road and also the stretch of the avenue connecting the town and the beach; i.e., between the last roundabout and the beach.
The manager of the company that runs the Blue Zones, Ignacio Trujillo, says that it has been a “quiet” summer; all of the machines have worked correctly and there have been no complaints – in fact, only one ticket inspector was lynched… just joking!
One big change this year was that the area between the parks and the roundabout where Bar Pereira is, was not included, despite the parking area bearing the blue lines.
And of course the TH1 roads between the Peñon and the Guardia were opened up providing lots of free parking.
One of the ideas that will be used next season is that the machines will be able to take bankcards; something that has long been requested by both users and bars, where drivers come looking for change for the parking meters.
(News: Salobrena, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)