Lisbon Municipal Mobility and Parking (EMEL) on Friday announced six new car parks by 2025, with more than 3,200 places, representing 57% of the €58 million investment planned in 2022-2025.
“In 2022 we expect to build Lumiere Market Gardenfor the year 2024 Pátio das Sedas, a park located in the parish of Campo de Ourique, then until 2025 Pinside Park, Maria da Fonte, Alto de São João and Pontine NorteIt is the latter that will be the Great Deterrence Park, which is located next to the futuristic Feira Popular and which will be a park with a large number of vehicles, within 1,800 seats,” said EMEL President, Luis Natal Marques.
As part of a hearing on the municipal budget for 2022, which was held by video, with deputies of the Lisbon Municipal Council, the president presented the company’s business plan, which “for the period 2022-2025, create six new car parks with a capacity of more than 3,200 places “.
Regarding the car park in Pontinha Norte, Luís Natal Marques said that problems arose with the intervention of the Metropolitano in this area and with the registration of ownership of the land, which are also located in Odivelas and Amadora, as well as Lisbon, so it is necessary that the projects will have a “triple approval” by the municipalities .
Discounts for residents
Regarding the application of a 50% discount on EMEL parking for residents of the capital, a measure proposed by the current CEO of the municipality, the head of the municipal company said that for this purpose The parking system must be changed and it is necessary to access all 24 parishes in the city.
“If there are parishes in which there is no e-mail, for example Marvilla and Alcantara, in order to somehow grant this advantage to the residents, we must be in the parishes, otherwise we will not know who the residents are who will be able to give them at the end of the accounts to attribute this advantage to a deduction 50%”, explained Luis Natal Marquez, noting that registration must be registered for this and the procedure will work through the mobile application or parking meters.
In the course of the inspection, An area that occupies “practically 50% of the company’s employees”It is planned to focus on mechanical inspection, using a “scanning vehicle,” the official said, pending permission from authorities, including the National Data Protection Commission (CNPD).
“It is a fallacy and an urban legend to think that Emil lives on fines, it’s fake, Only 5% to 6% of the EMEL fee is related to administrative offenses’,” Luis Natal Marquess noted, noting The main source of income relates to residents and non-residents who “religiously pay for parking.”Most people comply with the payment.”
The head of Emel also said that The company “until lose money” with fines, in addition to that “Trailers and managing towing yards ruin the company”.
In terms of investment for the period 2022-2025, the official said that the total amount expected by the municipal company is “close to 58 million euros”, as car parks absorb 57%, estimating a “gradual and moderate recovery” of revenues, after the fall of the past two years due to Covid-19.
In addition to parking, EMEL wants to continue investing in the expansion of GIRA’s shared bike networkLtd., which has 102 operating stations, with 900 bicycles, and expects to operate 43 stations in the first half of this year and also this year 26 stations waiting on site, in addition to an annual growth of 20 stations until 2025.
Regarding the bike network, 39 kilometers of bike lanes have been built and there are 17.5 kilometers under the project to be implemented by Emile., advanced.
Louis-Natal Marques also highlighted the investment in electric car chargers, with the goal of having one in every parking lot at EMEL.
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