Wrocław President Jacek Sutryk has taken to social media to announce a crackdown on illegal parking in the city.
On a Facebook post published last Thursday, Sutryk said that he wanted to “declare war on crazed drivers” who “park literally everywhere”.
It is the latest move from the President of Wrocław to “clean up the city”. The announcement follows Sutryk’s successful crackdown on illegal trade taking place around the iconic Świebodzki market on Sunday.
Parking on pavements and various other ‘vacant spaces’ has long been rife in Wrocław. Sometimes drivers to do so purely for convenience, however it is often done as a means of avoiding parking fees.
This isn’t helped by the fact that some car parks, such as the underground parking on pl. Nowy Targ and at Hala Stulecia, are prohibitively expensive.
One of the areas that Sutryk has highlighted is the lawn near the old Dąbie tram depot, a spot handy for drivers looking to access the Zoo, Hala Stulecia and Pergola.
The lawn will now be subjected to extra patrols by city guards, who will dish out fines to those illegally parked. Sutryk believes there is no need to park in such a place as the area is linked by tram.