By Tara Rippin • 08 July 2020 • 16:15
FRANCISCO ROBLES RIVAS: The Councillor for Security and Traffic with one of ther new parking ATMs.
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Almuñecar
Since the car parks opened nine years ago, payment could only be made in cash, with the maximum denomination being €20, which led to complaints from users.
Councillor for Security and Traffic, Francisco Robles Rivas, said: “The new ATMs have been installed in these underground car parks in order to meet the demand that users have been making for some time.
“The new ATMs, which represent an investment of almost €30,000, are equipped with credit card payment system so that users can pay comfortably and in line with conditions brought about by the pandemic.”
He added: “In both car parks, whose current rates are very low, a proposal has been made to amend the ordinance regulating summer season tickets where demand exceeds supply.
“In winter, the opposite occurs, and therefore, to encourage residents to use the car park, season tickets of €32 per month will be proposed.”
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