first_imgDubrovnik Mayor Mato Franković said that the fact that the Law on Liberalization of the Taxi Market in the Republic of Croatia had strong effects: “It was initially conceived as a law that would first reduce congestion and then provide a more affordable service for the use of taxi transport for all citizens, but also for visitors. Neither effect happened in Dubrovnik or Split – two UNESCO-protected cities under enormous pressure from taxis. ” Franković pointed out and added that there are currently about three thousand taxis in Dubrovnik, and before liberalization there were about 220, but services are still too expensive. ROVINJ INTRODUCES SPECIAL CONDITIONS FOR INSTALLATION OF ATMS IN THE OLD CENTER “Let others enjoy liberalization, we want to have our own autonomous ability to decide on the number and manner of using taxi services in our cities”Conclude the leading people of the city of Dubrovnik and Split. Introduction of communal order in Dubrovnik and Split A draft tender that should provide access to taxi stands in Split has been made, announced Krstulović Opara. “Chaos is created at bus stops, then we have drivers who do not know Split, and they came to make money. Let them make money, they will only work according to our rules – it is impossible for them to stop wherever they can think of, and they will enter the contact zone of the city only with our permission. In Split, we also have about three thousand taxis at the moment, which is too much, according to our first estimates, the optimal number is about 650. Traffic safety and our citizens must be a priority, far ahead of profits. pointed out  is Krstulović Opara. UNIQUE SMART PARKING SYSTEM LAUNCHED IN DUBROVNIK  DUBROVNIK: ATMs are leaving the old town  CITY OF SPLIT / Draft proposal of the Decision on conditions and manner of placing advertising objects and inscriptions in the area of ​​the City of Split Mayor Andro Krstulović Opara called on all his fellow citizens to get involved in the public consultation procedure on the draft Decision on Communal Order, which is also one of the steps towards returning public city space to citizens. Also, in the city of Split, a public consultation was opened through the Draft Proposal of the Decision on the conditions and manner of placing advertising objects and inscriptions in the area of ​​the City of Split.center_img Side dish: The mayors of Split and Dubrovnik, Andro Krstulović Opara and Mato Franković, agree that the current situation on the city roads of their cities is unsustainable, so it is necessary to amend the Road Traffic Act, which will eliminate the negative effects of taxi liberalization.   CITY OF SPLIT / Draft proposal of the Decision on communal order “By the end of August, we plan to have a draft text that we will send to the Parliament and the Government. Only my colleague Franković and I have been pointing out all these negative effects for two years now. Now, in the focus of the tourist season, all citizens, as well as those who will decide on changes to the Act, can also see and feel all the negativity. ”  Krstulović Opara emphasized. During today’s meeting, the mayors also touched on the communal order in the cities, especially the draft Decision on the communal order of the City of Split, which is currently under public consultation, and which was created in cooperation with Split and Dubrovnik and Venice. Speaking about the situation in Dubrovnik today and two years ago, Franković said that he found complete disorder and disrespect for the city, and with the consistent implementation of the Decision, the situation is much better today. The plan of the Dubrovnik city administration is to further reduce public areas for catering facilities on January 1, 2020. As both mayors concluded, they will continue to insist on changes together and will not allow such a law to continue to reduce the quality of life of the citizens of Split and Dubrovnik. Also, in their initiative, they point out that it is necessary to identify and single out UNESCO protected areas or sites and to treat them differently, ie as they propose, to allow local self-government units to have the opportunity to set limits, ie independent introduction of order into space. RELATED NEWS: Cover photo: Pixabay.comlast_img