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City Hall plans to abolish parking on pavements

By Mariam Chanishvili
Friday, September 30
“Parking spots on pavements will be abolished gradually,” according to Tbilisi Mayor Davit Narmania.

The Mayor said that this issue would be carefully resolved in order not to cause dissatisfaction amongst drivers.

“There are about 1000 places where parking on the pavements is possible. We expect that investors interested in constructing multi-story car parkings will appear. We already have five places and are preparing to build a further five spots in order to build multi-story car parkimgs that will serve the Vake-Saburtalo and Vera Districts,” stated Narmania.

According to Narmania, parking on the narrow pavements has almost completely been abolished, but it is still possible to park cars on the streets that are wide enough for pedestrians and cars. As stated by the Mayor, in about a year and a half, after constructing multi-story car parks, the pavements will be completely free from parking zones.

Some streets in the capital city were marked specially for busses and mini busses.

The road from Turtle Lake turn up to Vake Park and from Vake Park to Tsereteli Avenue already have bus lanes. The Mayor’s Office of Tbilisi stated that the marking of streets for buses will continue. The markings are made with yellow paint, and within the marking spots the inscription “Bus Lane” can be read.

“The Mayor’s Office made a decision to make a special marked line on the streets based on the European model. The Lanes will give opportunity to public transport to move faster and also it will make their movement safer,” reads the statement released by the Mayor’s Office.

According to the Mayor’s Office, bus lanes will also be painted on Davit Aghmashenebeli Avenue soon.

“The Mott MacDonald company is making a survey about the possibility of marking bus lanes on other streets in the city as well. They are making the survey with the cooperation of the Asian Development Fund,” reads the statement.

According to the Mayor’s Office, the Transport Service Center plans to make special markings all over the city.