The article refers to a specific parking area, not the entire city. I'm thinking there will still be places for longer term parking. After all, the residents who live and work there still need somewhere to park all day.
Re: New parking zone in Marigot
#68719 09/22/201503:15 PM09/22/201503:15 PM
I don't know the area well, but would it make sense for tourists to use the shuttle service described at the end of the article if they wanted to be in the area for more than 1.5 hours?
"A shuttle service rotating between downtown Galis Bay and from the Tourism Office car park on the other side will be introduced by the Collectivité at the same time as implementation of the Blue Zone."
OK, lets see if I got this right. I'm on the honor system to set the arrival time & duration, assuming I even have a "disc". Then I return <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Groovin.gif" alt="" /> at 1 hr 25 min and reset the disc. Well, that is certainly a nuisance. Then I return again another 1 hr+ later to reset and guess what, the disc has been stolen. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/duh.gif" alt="" /> and my window probably damaged. After all, they are worth a euro, probably more to someone without a disc. Now, if I am a tourist and know about the rule but have no disc, why would I even trip up to Marigot? If I am a tourist and don't know I need a disc......where did my car go?? I see another bureaucratic invocation of both Murphy's and the Law of Unintended Consequences. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/impatient.gif" alt="" />