Surely if you have already circulated through the streets of Madrid center or some municipalities, have you come across parking lots marked with blue and white lines, known as SER squares.
Well, these areas are part of the new circulation plan of the José Luis Martínez-Almeida mayor’s office (Madrid 360 Environmental Sustainability Strategy), which seeks to reduce emissions caused by complicated traffic that we find every day in the city.
“The parking reserves with special regulation are located in streets or sections with intense demand for parking. parking due to its proximity to administration headquarters, official centers, health, educational, cultural, sports facilities or shopping areas”explains the Consistory itself.
Regarding the operation, the maximum time for the parking in these areas is 45 minutes, with the aim of lightening the rotation of cars.
📢 The first seats of the #BE high turnover to reduce traffic 🚗 produced by searching for parking. ✅ In these areas the maximum parking time is 45 minutes. 👉https://t.co/UAX2E5YkOG pic.twitter.com/MuB1PWHNyW
– Madrid City Council (@MADRID) February 8, 2022
As explained by the city council, the measure initially reaches seven districts: Chamberí (132 places); Tetouan (91); Arganzuela (85); Retirement (71); Salamanca (50), Chamartín (47) and Fuencarral-El Pardo (15).
In these new areas, the rate for parking will be 20 cents every 5 minutes, which means a total of 2.05 euros if you park the maximum time, 45 minutes, exposing yourself to a fine if you exceed the limit.
What is Madrid 360?
This environmental sustainability strategy that is being carried out in Madrid seeks to reduce the polluting emissions of the capital, in order to convert the city into a healthier and more responsible environment.
“Madrid 360 makes the fight against climate change compatible with economic development by promoting the transition towards efficient air conditioning systems, the renewal of fleets, the promotion of public transport, the integration of all means of transport, the reinforcement of road safety and the innovation”, They explain on their website.
Among the main objectives that seek to avoid some other penalty fee Due to high contamination, the following stand out: emission reduction by 2023 of 11.3% of nitrogen oxides (NOx) emitted by the city of Madridrestrictions on the movement of cars or A vehicles or new metro stops, among others.