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THE TOWN COUNCIL REGULATES THE NIGHT PARKING OF THE CARAVANS IN THE MUNICIPAL DISTRICT

Friday, 11 May, 2018 - 08:15

The municipal plenary meeting to be held today Friday will discuss the regulation of the parking of motorhomes and similar cars in the town district. The plenary meeting will try to solve the problems arising from the continuous parking of motorhomes on public roads that, sometimes, involve discharges in public spaces and cause damages in the urban landscape.

 

In order to reconcile this type of tourism, which is growing throughout Europe, with the respect for the environment, a modification of the municipal circulation by-law with parking regulation and time limitation is proposed. The modification will allow the parking of motorhomes, or similar vehicles, on public roads or spaces adjacent to these, from 9 a.m. to 21 p.m. in summer, and from 9 a.m. to 20 p.m. during the rest of the year. With this, the motorhomes will have to sleep in the zones, public or private, enabled for this purpose.

 

Likewise, camping is also prohibited on public roads, with the exception of authorized areas. It is understood that a motorhome is used for camping when the vehicle has contact with the ground with more than the wheels (stabilizing legs or any other device); when more space is occupied than that of the closed motorhome (projected windows or open doors, chairs, tables or similar); or when emitting some type of fluid, contaminant or not, that is not the own one of the combustion of the motor (gray and black water or similar substances). Failure to comply with the law will entail reporting a minor infringement and even removing the vehicle.

 

The boom of the so-called "itinerant tourism" in Europe has led to the proliferation of motorhomes; however the permanent parking of these vehicles on public roads raised in recent months numerous complaints from neighbours as there have been cases of both discharges to the road public and connections to public network of water supply without authorization. The main goal of this initiative is to promote this type of tourism but in the right places for this purpose.