The Zona Verde Project, which provides for the implementation and exploitation of a paid parking lot for vehicles in the central areas of the DF, faces resistance from the progressive bench of the Legislative Chamber of the Federal District (CLDF) and among the population that uses public spaces. The project designed by governor Ibaneis Rocha is under analysis at the DF Court of Auditors.
A person who parks their car within a period of 12 hours to work in the central region of Brasília will have to spend R$24 per day and up to R$576 per month, as is the case of nursing technician Anderson Martins. “I use the parking lot every day for work. So, I think it is absurd for the government to hand over public parking to the private sector, for these companies to earn money at our expense, ”he said.
Deputy Fábio Félix (PSOL) posted a video on his social networks with testimonials from people who are against parking charges. Among the points raised by the interviewees is that the implementation could further harm commerce in the central region of the DF. “The Ibaneis government wants to hand over all the parking lots in the central region of Brasília to the private sector,” said Félix, noting that if the project is approved, people will pay R$ 3 an hour to park the car and R$ 1.50 to park the motorcycle.
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Representative Gabriel Magno (PT) drew attention to the fact that several large and medium-sized cities have adopted the parking charging model, as a way of discouraging individual transport and improving traffic. “We have no problem with the merits of the proposal, the problem is that this is very out of line with the city’s general agenda”, stated the parliamentarian, remembering that the current government focuses on individual transport, the expansion of roads and little on public transport. .
The president of the CLDF Transport and Urban Mobility Commission, Max Maciel (PSOL) said that there is a lack of “clarity” in several points of the project and highlighted that the possibility that the project highlights is that people who live in the central area of the DF register up to 3 vehicles with parking exemption. “If this rule remains, we will continue to give privileges to only one area. Meanwhile, people who live in more distant places, and already have a cost to travel to the center, will pay more”, pointed out Max.
According to the summary of the Zona Verde project provided by the Secretariat for Transport and Mobility (Semob), the objective of the project is “to stimulate public transport and the efficient occupation of public spaces, in compliance with the principles, objectives and guidelines of the National Mobility Policy Urban”. The proposed contract is for a term of 20 years.
In all, 115,000 parking spaces should be part of the Green Zone in Asa Sul, Asa Norte (commercial and residential blocks), Southwest; GIS; SIS; Banking, Commercial and Municipality Sectors (South and North); Terrace; Monumental Axis; Pockets at subway and BRT stations. This information is contained in the summary of the Zona Verde Project.
In a note, Semob informed that feasibility studies were carried out for the concession and that the government is awaiting approval from the Court of Auditors to continue with the project’s processing and proceed to the bidding process.
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The Federal District Court of Auditors (TCDF) informed in a note that there are two processes on the Zona Verde Project in the body. Analysis of the concession for implementation, exploration, operation, maintenance and management of the paid rotating parking system for vehicles in public places and areas belonging to the Federal District. And a representation, with a request for a precautionary measure, formulated by the Community Council of Asa Norte against the aforementioned project.
In the first, the TCDF informed that it had ordered Semob to condition the opening of the concession bidding procedures on the issuance of its own regulations. “The Court also ordered Semob to comment on improprieties in the draft notice, contracts and other annexes prepared by the department.” In compliance with this determination, District Decree No. 43.961/2022 was issued.
In the last decision, the Court determined that “the technical staff of the Court carry out an assessment of this decree to verify the impacts arising from the aforementioned rule on the concession under common examination, as well as whether the said decree regulates, in its entirety, the matter provided for in the Law District Complementary No. 692/2004”. According to the TCDF, it is important to know if there is a need to issue a supplementary rule as a condition for the publication of the reference notice.
In the process formulated by the Asa Norte Community Council, the Plenary considered the aforementioned representation unfounded. “The reporting member of the case followed the understanding of the Attorney General’s Office of the DF that the legislative evolution demonstrates that, if at first the management (implementation, maintenance and operation) of these rotating public parking lots was linked to the executive transit bodies and entities , with the institution of the National Urban Mobility Policy, this management became an instrument of municipal urban mobility plans”.
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Source: BdF Distrito Federal
Editing: Flávia Quirino