Parking Meters in Jaraguá

System starts up in 20 days and drivers will have 30 days to clarify doubts

Fifty-two electronic parking meters are already installed in the center of Jaraguá do Sul. The system should begin to operate in 20 days, but the first 30 days will serve to guide drivers. 52 monitors will assist drivers on the use of the equipment. After this period, the system will begin to charge for the occupation of parking spaces.

According to Moacir D'Alessandri, the manager of Time Park – which runs the parking system –, the work of implementing the system was on schedule.

As time has helped us, we managed to complete the installation of equipment in the streets.

Moacir reported that there was a delay to the start of the campaign because the positions for guidance monitors had not been filled. He said the preference is to hire residents of Jaraguá do Sul. Yesterday morning, he began training the 18 first candidates.

“The monitors will not only review but will also answer drivers’ questions”, explains the manager.

The City's transit coordinator, Jose Antonio Schmitt, says that the establishment of rotational parking was a request from the Chamber of Shopkeepers (CDL) and the population.

“Very often, people avoided going to the city center for fear of not finding a place to park” he says.

TThe electronic equipment will be operated by the driver, without interference from a company employee. However, monitors will carry a portable device to charge for the space if the driver has parked far away from the parking meter. This equipment also has the ability to photograph the vehicle that is irregular. Thus, the inspector will have proof that the driver did not comply with the system.

Rotational parking will operate from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm and on Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm.