To control paid parking spaces in the street, the town hall of Toulouse will set up an automated control system with on-board cameras on two vehicles. The entry into office is scheduled for August 16 after the usual fifteen days of free summer.
In test for a few months, the two vehicles equipped with cameras for the control of paid parking in the streets of Toulouse will come into operation on August 16, after the usual free period of the first fifteen days of August. Deputy mayor in charge of security and prevention, Emilion Esnault specified the date of entry into force this Friday, on the sidelines of the Toulouse city council. An entry into force that he wishes “progressive”, he says.
With this device which already exists in many other cities, Toulouse will reinforce the control which, today, is still carried out by pedestrian patrols which cannot cover the whole of the territory. Toulouse residents know this well since the payment rate is low with seven out of ten Toulouse residents who, according to a municipal estimate, do not pay at the parking meter.
This device allows a faster control but it remains subject to the intervention of an agent, specifies the deputy mayor. This is particularly the case for people with reduced mobility. These are entitled to free. One of the officers present in the controlling car must therefore get out to check that the card is indeed on the windshield. The provisions made for parking control in the case of disabled people, which are the subject of deliberation during this municipal council, are contested by associations of disabled people.