From Monday 5 September, the streets between the Heldenlaan and the tracks in the center of Zottegem will be transformed from a blue zone to a paying zone.
This concerns the third and fourth step in the phased introduction of the new parking policy with which the city of Zottegem says it wants to meet the parking needs of residents, commuters, visitors and shoppers and it reduces search traffic in the center. The changes will take place in five phases:
- Extra shuttle parking in Deinsbekestraat
- Second resident card
- Expansion of paying zone between Heldenlaan and the tracks
- Adjustment of the Nijverheidstraat parking lot
- Entering the blue zone in Bevegem
Earlier this year (read more about this via this link, ed.) we have implemented the first two points. Firstly, part of the new OCMW car park in Deinsbekestraat became free instead of the blue zone. This further expanded the parking capacity for commuters.” say aldermen of Mobility Cynthia Van den Steen (N-VA) and Mayor Evelien De Both (N-VA). “Secondly, since 1 June, all residents living in a paying or blue zone can purchase a second resident card. The third and fourth phase of the new parking plan will be rolled out from Monday 5 September. From then on, the streets between Heldenlaan and the tracks will be transformed from a blue zone to a paying zone. In this way, the search traffic for a free parking space in these streets is tackled. In concrete terms, this concerns the following streets: Laurens De Metsstraat, Vestenstraat, Grensstraat, Noordstraat, Dolage, Kapellestraat, Hospitaalstraat, De Pauwstraat, Nijverheidsstraat and Musselystraat. Residents of these streets who already have a resident card can continue to use it. Residents who do not yet have a resident card can request a card at the parking shop. In addition, the paid parking in Nijverheidsstraat will continue to pay, but will be accessible to direct residents who have a resident card. In order to realize this change, the parking company has already made a number of infrastructural adjustments in recent weeks, including relocating parking meters. The fifth phase of the modified parking plan concerns the introduction of a blue zone in Bevegem. This adjustment will only take place when the NMBS makes payment for the parking at the station.”