Baku not for provincials
Such a restriction has been introduced for the period from 1 October till 1 May – it is believed that there are the most fierce traffic jams in Azerbaijani capital in this period.
Now, all drivers arriving in Baku from other cities will leave their cars at special parking lots in the suburbs, and then will travel by public transport. Parking lots will be free. However, in the discussions underway in this regard in the social networks, the losses are mentioned more than benefits. Some calculate the additional time spent on parking and transfer to buses, others calculate fuel costs and conclude that it is cheaper to come to Baku by intercity bus.
The opinion has been voiced that the new rule is nothing but a violation of the freedom of traffic.
Baku residents have not yet noticed the reduced number of ‘jams’ in the city and that is partially the reason, why they are skeptical about this novelty.
For instance, Elshad Huseynov, a lawyer, who is considered to be the vehicle traffic expert, said: ‘There are not so many cars in Baku, compared to other capitals. So the problem does not lie in them, but rather in the need for infrastructure and culture of road behavior.’