New regulated parking zone in El Congrés i Els Indians
The area bordered by the streets of Passeig Maragall, Ramon Albó, Ribera d'Horta, Concepció Arenal and Havaneres makes up the new AREA Parking Zone 26
Work will begin on 4 July to install signage for the implementation of a new regulated parking zone in the neighbourhood of El Congrés i Els Indians, in the district of Sant Andreu. With this introduction of regulations for on-street parking in the area bordered by the streets Passeig Maragall, Ramon Albó, Ribera d’Horta, Concepció Arenal and Havaneres, residents will have priority when parking.
Meanwhile, with the creation of this new zone, the old Zone 17 and Zone 18 are reorganised and become part of the new Zone 26.
In response to suggestions made by residents of El Congrés i Els Indians via various communication channels and also the request submitted by the District of Sant Andreu authority, Barcelona’s regulated parking system, AREA, has created the new Zone 26, which will be formed of 1,000 regulated spaces and 800 unregulated spaces.
The regulated spaces in the new Zone 26 will be Green spaces (for both residents and non-residents) and will be identified with green paint. This means that, with the aim of giving priority parking to residents, non-residents of Zone 26 may only park their vehicles for up to two hours during the times shown on the corresponding street sign.
Information for residents and operational date of the new Zone 26
All residents of this new regulated area who are the owners of a vehicle registered at their address can enjoy the ability to park as a resident of the new Zone 26. Therefore, in the coming days, the residents of the new Zone 26 will receive a letter with a card entitling them to residents’ parking rights in the area, information regarding the new residents’ area and an information booklet on residents’ parking.
Residents of the former Zone 17 and Zone 18, being areas already regulated by AREA, will only receive the notification letter, since the card they already have will continue to entitle them to parking rights as a resident in the new Zone 26.
How to get tickets
To get on-street residents’ parking tickets, users are recommended to use the free mobile app ONaparcar residents (WHEREtopark residents). Tickets can be obtained via this app for periods from one day up to, at most, the end of the year. Being a digital ticket, the traffic warden can check it in a secure manner and in real time using their device and, therefore, it is not necessary to use a meter, or display any permit or paper ticket in the vehicle.
Meanwhile, to get on-street parking tickets as a non-resident, users are recommended to use the mobile app apparkB. This app allows users to pay for Blue and Green spaces digitally and once the digital ticket is obtained, the traffic warden can check it in a secure manner and in real time using their device and, therefore, it is not necessary to use a meter or display the ticket in the vehicle.