Bratislava mayor wants to make Kamzík recreational zone more car free

Municipal police to check illegal parking more frequently.

The signpost erected  by Bratislava city council warning people not to park on this road.The signpost erected by Bratislava city council warning people not to park on this road. (Source: FB profile of Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo)

The Kamzík area in the Small Carpathian mountains just above Bratislava is one of the most popular recreational zones in the district. The problem is that a lot of visitors, instead of taking public transport or walking, use their cars to get there. They park in places where parking is prohibited, becoming not only a burden to traffic, but also devastating nature. Bratislava city council is promising activities to eradicate this negative behaviour.

“Kamzík is one of the most valuable natural areas of the capital, with significant ecological and recreational functions,” wrote Mayor Vallo on Facebook, adding that the city council is striving to meet the increasing demands for protection of the environment, pedestrians, the safety of cyclists, as well as for limiting car traffic in this area. “Therefore, in the coming days, we will begin to tighten traffic regulation.”

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