"Klaipeda to Smiltyne in the machines almost don't drive, so this fee is more applicable to foreigners and residents of other cities. The collection introduced not in order to raise money, despite the fact that they need to improve infrastructure in Smiltyne, but in order to have more order", – explained motives of the decision of the Vice-mayor of Klaipeda Arturas Sulcas.
The fee for Parking in Smiltyne (red zone) will be 0.3 euros per 20 minutes or € 0.9 per hour. The tax will be in effect until September 15, from 8 to 22 h In the Old town of Klaipeda fee will be charged for Parking from 8 to 18 hours and only on working days.
"Really will have to pay throughout Smiltyne", – said the Director of Klaipėdos keleivinis transportas company Gintaras Neniskis.
"While in Smiltyne are 4 of the Parking meter. We understand that this is not enough, but we have them just as much. The first day showed that people take the opportunity to pay for Parking using your phone. Of course, the Russians and the Latvians, this is not possible, but the Lithuanians will not have problems," said Neniskis.
Smiltyne - the red zone, this means that there is imposed a fee for the sake of the environment, to reduce traffic.
Charge for Parking is already in charge of Melnrage and Giruliai. This is a green area, Parking here is 0,3 Euro per hour.
"On the seaside, of course, and in Smiltyne will work the controllers. If someone leaves the car in the woods to avoid being charged, we'll find it, then fix the violation and give the information to the Department of public order. Such driver may be punished not only for tax evasion, but also for Parking in the wrong place," said Neniskis.