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DEAR CITIZEN OF THE PLANET EARTH,

 

 

It is time, like all of us, represented in the NEW IDEAS link of the website www.taxiunion.bg, that you too shove your head out of the sand and stop acting like an ostrich, unplug your ears and open your eyes for the proposed NEW ORGANISATIONS OF AND LAWS ON the problems of traffic, and mainly of those related to the traffic in Sofia, Bulgaria, Europe and the world as a whole..

You can be very useful from the belfry of your position in the state, in the municipality or simply in the community.

WE APPEAL TO YOU to join your humble efforts to ours in order to bring Sofia, Bulgaria, Europe and the world as a whole from a state of TOTAL CHAOS to a state of TOTAL ORDER.

ALL OF US, leaving our homes, offices, etc., are either DRIVERS or PEDESTRIANS, aren’t we? Every PERSON on the PLANET EARTH, going out in the street, is in the first place either a driver or a pedestrian and only then: a HUSBAND/WIFE, BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND, COLLEAGE, etc. The issues put forward for discussion concern EVERYONE, AT ANY TIME, EVERYWHERE. One cannot hide away from them. One cannot be an OSTRICH/

 

Date: Permanent                                                             Yours sincerely:

Settlement: Any                                                                /K. Rizov Chairperson of TAXI UNION/

 

 

 

NEW IDEAS


 

UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF:

Eng. K. RIZOV   DScTech, Founder and Chairperson of NPA TAXI UNION,

Candidate member of IRU (INTERNATIONAL ROAD TRANSPORT UNION), with national convention for cooperation partner AEBTRI (ASSOCIATION OF THE BULGARIAN ENTERPRISES FOR INTERNATIONAL ROAD TRANSPORT AND THE ROADS)

                                          www.taxinuion.bg; E-mail: taxiunion.bg@gmail.com

GSM: (+359) 0885 025 247; (+359) 0896 806 578; Fax: (+359 2) 987 1607
 

WITH THE EXPERT OPINION OF AEBTRI, Member of IRU, represented by:

G. PETROV Chairperson of the Managing Board of AEBTRI,

                            Current member of the Presidential Executive of IRU

 

P. TZALKOV General Director of AEBTRI,

former member of the Presidential Executive of IRU   (three terms)

 

WITH THE KIND ASSISTANCE OF:

A. IVANOV    Road Police, Sofia

E. KOTEV            Automobile Administration Executive Agency, Sofia

S. SIMOV      Council of Traffic Safety Metropolitan Municipality, Co-Chairperson of NPA TAXI UNION
 

COAUTHORS

1.
R. KRUMOV Founder and chairperson of the National Union of Carriers in Bulgaria, Co-Chairperson of NPA TAXI UNION.
2.
eng. E. MANOV Co-Chairperson of NPA TAXI UNION.
3.
S. BOSNOVFounder of the Association of the Taxi Trade Unions in Bulgaria, Co-Chairperson of NPA TAXI UNION.

4. Y. YANKOV Founder and chairperson of the National Federation of Taxi Drivers in Bulgaria.

5. I. PAVLOV Member of MB of Radio CV Taxi OOD, Co-Chairperson of NPA TAXI UNION.

6. B. TEREZOV Member of MB of Radio CV Taxi OOD, Co-Chairperson of NPA TAXI UNION.

7. L. LAZAROV Executive Director, ZA 1 EVRO LTD, OK SUPERTRANS AD, Co-Chairperson of NPA TAXI UNION.
8. B. VUCHEV Executive Director, Taxi C Express AD, Taxi Company LTD,  Co-Chairperson of NPA TAXI UNION.
9. E. IGNATOV Executive Director, Radio CV Taxi LTD, Co-Chairperson of NPA TAXI UNION.
10. M. PETRUNOV Executive Director, SUPER PLUS LTD, INEX TAXI LTD, Co-Chairperson of NPA TAXI UNION.

11. R. STAVREV Executive Director, RICars Taxi LTD, Co-Chairperson of NPA TAXI UNION.
12. N. PETROV Chairperson of BD, Yellow 333 AD, Co-Chairperson of NPA TAXI UNION.

13. N. PELOV Executive Director, Omega Trans Taxi LTD, Co-Chairperson of NPA TAXI UNION.

14. A.ANDREEV Executive Director, Inter Yes LTD, Co-Chairperson of NPA TAXI UNION.

15. I. IORDANOV - Executive Director, VIVATRANS-GROUP LTD, Co-Chairperson of NPA TAXI UNION.
16.
A. ZAHOVA – Chief Accountant, Co-Chairperson of NPA TAXI UNION.

17. V. SEROV Economic Advisor, NPA TAXI UNION.

18. P. MAKARIEV Economic Advisor, NPA TAXI UNION.

19. I. TODOROV Economic Advisor, NPA TAXI UNION.

20. V. BORISOV - Legal Advisor, NPA TAXI UNION.
2
1. V. KRUSTEV Legal Advisor, NPA TAXI UNION.

22. M. KRUSTEV Legal Advisor, NPA TAXI UNION.
2
3. I. ZANEVA Technical Advisor, NPA TAXI UNION.

24. B. VALENTINOV – Technical Collaborator, NPA TAXI UNION.

25. K. KOSTOV – Technical Secretary, NPA TAXI UNION.


The NEW IDEAS relate to the optimisation of all possible elements of traffic generally valid in the territory of Sofia, Bulgaria, Europe and the world as a whole. In other words there is a need of:

A NEW ORGANISATION OF PARKING AND THE ENSUING THEREFROM NEW ORGANISATION OF TRAFFIC

A NEW ORGANSIATION OF SNOW CLEANING OR WASHING THE ROADWAYS FOR MVs

A NEW ORGANISATION OF WASTE TRANSPORTATION OR OF THE SUPPLY OF SHOPS, WAREHOUSES, OFFICES, ETC.

A NEW ORGANISATION OF REPARING THE ROADWAYS FOR MVs (OVERHAUL AND REPAIR)

A NEW ORGANISATION OF THE TRAFFICLIGHTS INSTALLATIONS, OF THE PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALKS; OF THE PEDESTRIAN OVERHEAD CROSSINGS WITH LIFTS FOR DISABLED PERSONS, ETC.

A NEW ORGANISATION OF THE CROSSING OF ANY RING ROAD ONLY BY WAY OF OVERHEAD CROSSINGS OR SUBWAYS

A NEW ORGANISATION OF THE INFRASTRUCTUER OF NEWLY BUILT RESIDENTIAL COMPLEXES, DISTRICTS, VACATION SETTLEMENTS, ETC.

A NEW ORGANISATION OF THE USE OF THE BYPASS ROADS IN THE SETTLEMENTS

NEED OF A NEW LAW ON THE TAX ON MVs

NEED OF A NEW LAW ON ROAD TRAFFIC

 

 

There are many organisations which encumber the implementation of the NEW IDEAS in every city of every state on every continent. Nevertheless, the blocking barriers in front of the NEW IDEAS are set up basically by one or two business or non-business organizations. For instance, in Sofia, the omnipresent business organization PARKINGI I GARAJI (PARKING LOTS AND GARAGES) is constantly in the way of everyone and all. There is only one way out of the situation: TO CLOSE DOWN PARKINGI I GARAJI ONCE AND FOR ALL.

PARKINGI I GARAJI IS THE SOFIA OCTOPUS. Day after day, month after month, year after year, the OMNIVOROUS OCTOPUS conquers more and more parts and entire roadways for MVs all over Sofia with the approval of the Metropolitan Municipality Council (MMC) and of the Metropolitan Municipality (MM) as a whole, regardless of the political forces dominating at a certain moment in the management of the capital city because the octopus accounts before the patrons, and they pass censure on the media and openly close them for the NEW IDEAS solving the transport problems of Sofia as a whole and, basically the problems of traffic. The Octopus spews into the streets tens, hundreds and thousands of collectors of money from the paid for parking places. Each collector collects in a way known solely to him/her. What is collected is distributed in a way known only to the Octopus. And only at the end, a portion of the collected money goes to the municipality. Everyone along the chain is satisfied, while the actual revenues to the MM are miserable. At every 50 meters, i. e. at every crossing,  the octopus sets up at least four signs: (a) for lifting by tow truck; (b) fro the hours “from – to” for which the stay is paid; (c) for the duration of one stay (up to 2 hours); (г) for the possibility of paying for the stay by an SMS or GSM. How much does a sign cost? What is their total number in Sofia (subject to the condition that the damaged ones are constantly replaced by new ones)? This is sheer madness. The traffic becomes even more jammed. All the drivers of MVs are put under the conditions of FORCED PAID FOR PARKING or IRREGULAR FREE PARKING. ROADWAYS FOR MVs ARE CONSTANTLY BEING TAKEN AWAY. RESTRICTING COLOR ZONES ARE BEING INTRODUCED (today BLUE, the next day, RED, the day after – PINK). Restricting SMALL AND BIG PICKETS/TRUNCATED CONES/SHOTS/ALL KINDS OF FENCES, etc. ARE BEING INTRODUCED. Pedestrians allegedly have, but practically EITHER DO NOT HAVE OR HAVE MUCH MORE THAN NEEDED PEDESTRIAN SPACE, HOWEVER, THEY NEVER HAVE AN INVIOLABLE SUCH SPACE (it has been proved that the passing of two wheelchairs or of two twins prams, or of two groups of “Mom, dad and I”  requires not more than 1,20 – 1,40 m). YET WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE EITHER A PEDESTRIAN OR A DRIVER!!! That is why we say that there is one and only way out of this: TO CLOSE DOWN PARKINGI I GARAJI ONCE AND FOR GOOD. TO MAKE A PRECISE EVALUATION of the proposed new organisations and laws and TO ENFORCE THEM IMMEDIATELY. Instead of the alms from PARKINGI AND GARAJI for the MM, the money necessary for the municipality to be raised MANY TIMES MORE by INCREASING TWICE OR THREE TIMES THE TAX ON MVs, thus eliminating the need of VOUCHERS another STUPIDITY in the territory of this country as a whole. Thus killing two birds with one stone: NO PARKINGI I GARAJI and NO VOUCHERS, but two times higher  tax on MVs (from which every municipality shall allocate funds in favour of the state depending on the number of MVs on its territory). We apply the well-known principle of FIRST AID: ALL PAY JOINTLY AND THOSE IN NEED UTILISE. A HOLOGRAPHIS STICKER in the place of the VOUCHER shall indicate the paid tax on MV, hence the right of the respective MV to move/stop/park free, i. e. unconditionally on the territory of any settlement or outside it in the territory of the entire state. The MONEY each municipality needs in such regard, as well as each state in Europe and the world as a whole, BECOMES AVAILABLE unlike the situation at present, when it is CHIMERICAL. The municipalities and the state as a whole are brought from a state of TOTAL CHAOS to A STATE OF total order. Everywhere there is only:

- UNCONDITIONAL PARKING AT 45° WITH PARKING PLACES FOR DISABLED PERSONS OR FOR PUBLICLY NEEDED MVs LIKE SOCIAL WELPHARE CARS, TAXIS, ETC. (WHICH WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE PROTOCOL PROCEDURES IN CASE OF ROAD ACCIDENTS);

- INVIOLABLE PEDESTRIAN ZONES;

- INVIOLABLE ROADWAYS FOR MVs;

- INVIOABLE ROADWAYS.

Outside the buildings reigns TOTAL ORDER and in people’s souls reigns TOTAL HARMONY. Everyone is satisfied. All societies prosper. WHO DOES NOT WANT THAT? HE WHO WANTS THAT SHOULD MAKE PRECISE AND INTRODUCE THE NEW ORGANISATIONS AND LAWS LISTED BELOW.


NEW ORGANISATION OF PARKING AND THE NEW ORGANISATION OF TRAFFIC ENSUING THEREFROM
(
THE SHORTEST VERSION)

There is a TOTAL CHAOS in that regard in Sofia, Bulgaria, Europe and the world as a whole. Such chaos is only beneficial to those having power and money. The INTRODUCTION OF TOTAL ORDER in the place of such TOTAL CHAOS is proposed as follows:

-        to guarantee at least one inviolable pedestrian zone allowing the passing of two baby carriages for twins or of two wheelchairs in every street;

-        to guarantee at least one inviolable roadway for MVs in every street (if the street is one-way) or two inviolable roadways for MVs  (if the street is two-way);

-        to guarantee an inviolable railway in every street (where it exists);

-        parking in every street to be only at 45° using one move to enter the parking place and respectively one move to exit the parking place with the rear of the car;

-        part of one (or of the two) of the pavement area and part of one (or of the two) roadways shall be taken away from each street; the curbstone shall be covered with asphalt or concrete, etc., thus increasing the number of the parking places with about 66 %, and the parking being hampered only by trees, pillars, legally existing kiosks for retail trade, accesses to the entrances of apartment houses, shops, catering establishments, garages, dustbins, etc.;

-        the inviolable pedestrian space shall be separated from the parking area with road rails, which prevent cars from squeezing in such area, and a yellow BUS line shall separate the inviolable roadway for MVs from the rear end of the cars parked at 45°;

-        the width of the roadways for MVs shall be considered with the width of the shovel of the snow cleaning machine. Only those machines may move, when need be, rounf-the-clock. All the rest of the machines (refuse trucks, supply trucks, etc. may run only from 10 PM to 06:00 AM. Parking places for disabled persons and for public utility vehicles (such as taxis, cars of the social welfare service, etc.). Participants in road accidents and the control body vehicle for performing the procedural actions shall also park at such places.

Parking shall become unconditional unlike at present: solely conditional with the help of  road rails, fences, blue or similar zones. The cars will stop circling with the purpose of finding a free parking place. The moves during parking in and getting out of the parking area will be reduced from 10 down to a single one. The exhaust gasses polluting the environment will be reduced to minimum. The entire organization listed above requires minimum investments, meanwhile bringing about maximum benefits.

 

 

NEW ORGANIZATION OF PARKING AND THE ENSUING THEREFROM NEW ORGANIZATION OF TRAFFIC

(LONGEST VARIANT)


CONCEPT

A new organization of parking of MVs with dimensions up to VAN level to be implemented through popularizing and legally enforcing (amendment of TL) and a resolution of the respective city council in stages from the downtown area towards the periphery of the city, starting from the capital City of Sofia and its downtown area. Under its introduction, all kinds of fencing, guardrail, “blue” zones, etc., should be removed, including all kinds of prohibiting signs for stopping and parking, i.e. parking and staying become unconditional anywhere, excluding places, restricted on municipal or state level.

 

GOALS. ESSENCE

I. To solve up to 100% the PEDESTRIAN problem (guaranteed space for safe side-walking along every street, wide enough for two twin-perambulators or two wheel-chairs), provided:

1. The pedestrian space is everywhere equally wide and always on the building façade side.

2. The pedestrian space may be of different width on different pavements (such as or ½ of the pavement, or the entire pavement).

II. To solve up to 66% the DRIVER’s problem (guaranteed maximum number of places of unconditional maximum fast parking at under approximately 45о in all streets), provided:

1. Parking shall not be allowed where there is: a tree, a pole, a legalized pavilion for retail trade, a garage approach or a building entrance, a parking place for disabled drivers’ MVs, a place for taxi-cabs or any other public MVs (such as social services cars, etc.).

2. In one-way streets parking shall be one-sided, guaranteeing one roadway for MV; if the street permits it, parking may be two-sided, guaranteeing one roadway for MV.

3. In two-way streets parking shall be two-sided, guaranteeing two roadways for MV (one in each direction); if the street does not allow it, parking will be one-sided, guaranteeing two roadways for MV (one in each direction).

 

4. The pedestrian space is partitioned with guardrail from the parking places, provided:

─ the height of the guardrail shall not be less than 1 m;

─ the diameter of the guardrail shall not be less than 50 mm;

─ each guardrail shall be erected half of its height in a preliminarily digged hole with a wider diameter that after driving in shall be filled in with the appropriate grout;

─ the guardrail shall be coloured along their length with equally wide white and black stripes;

─ the distance between the guardrail shall not allow any MV creep in from the parking place onto the pedestrian space.

5. The curb on the side of the roadway shall be of appropriate grout or asphalt, under an angle, guaranteeing free and convenient access from the roadway onto the pavement, where parking is always with the car front toward the guardrail (in principle, by a single manoeuvre), and exiting with the car back toward the roadway (in principle, by a single manoeuvre).

6. The parking places behind the backside of the car shall be marked with unbroken yellow “BUS” line, parallel to the curb and laid on the roadway, and with guardrail at 45° in front of the front side of the car. The parked MV cannot creep between the guardrail, while the back of the car should not be beyond the yellow „BUS” line on the roadway, hindering the traffic that way.

7. No marking shall be allowed on parking places, excluding: 1) garage approaches and building entrances, shops, catering establishments, etc.; 2) parking places for disabled drivers’ MVs; 3) stopping places for taxi-cabs, social services MVs or other public MVs; parking shall be everywhere at 45о, if there is no tree, pole, legalized pavilion for retail trade dustbin or any of the above mentioned marked for other purposes places.

8. Regarding staying places for taxi-cabs or any other social services MVs:

─ such places shall be 0 or 1, or more on the side of each street corner, and shall be as well 0 or 1, or more in the parking zone between the two ends of the respective street, which shall be agreed by the branch organizations and the respective city council;

─ staying of such type of cars (with the driver in it) shall not be allowed elsewhere, i.e. getting in/off/waiting for a customer shall not be allowed elsewhere;

─ parking of such type of cars (without the driver in it) shall be analogous and unconditional like parking any other cars.

9. Regarding roadway(s) for MV in one-way or two-way streets, irrespective of parking opportunities on one or both sides of the street:

─ the roadway width should allow passing of garbage vans, snow cleaning machines and washing vans at any time;

─ the total width, where there are two roadways for MV, should allow passing each other of two vans of such type;

─ parked MVs on one or both sides of the street should not hinder movement/passing each other of the above mentioned vans.

10. Regarding the operation regime of the above mentioned vans:

─ only snow cleaning machines shall be allowed to work at any time (up to 24 hours), since they facilitate the traffic, cleaning roadways from heaped snow. The mayors of cities and bigger towns, divided in districts, should ensure one van per district at least, which will allow all vans to clean at the same time, each one its district and under a preliminary prepared schedule they will pass along all the streets in the district, starting from those with heavier traffic, moving to those with lighter traffic;

─ garbage and washing vans should work only from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., when the traffic is at its minimum;

─ stocking of shops, catering establishments, offices, etc., should be carried out only from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., when the traffic is at its minimum in the perfect centre of Sofia and the bigger towns; stocking outside the perfect centre toward the periphery of the capital city and the bigger towns should be carried out in the remaining hours or round-the-clock and on each shop, catering establishment, office, etc. under the working hours board, a board with the stocking hours shall be placed, agreed with the respective city council.

11. Regarding “spiders”:

─ all relevant to them signs shall be removed, since parking will be unconditional everywhere, excluding restricted places on municipal and state level;

─ “spiders” shall only take and carry away to the punitive parkings MVs, having breached the order, only in the following cases:

1) MVs, whose front is protruding beyond the restricting guardrail, having broken or cut one or more of them;

2) MVs, whose backside is beyond the yellow „BUS” line on the roadway of MV;

3) MVs, parked at a place, restricted for parking on municipal and state level.

 

12. The railways should always be free. It is permissible to cross them as an exception:

─ by MVs under special traffic regime;

─ by any other MV, when necessary to drive round an obstacle;

─ if a portion of the roadway is under repair or an accident has taken place.

13. The inviolable pedestrian space presumes that:

NO ONE, NOWHERE, NEVER shall be allowed to block a street for traffic of MVs, unless in case of current repairs or an overhaul, fire-extinguishing activities or any other of that sort;

─ NO ONE, NOWHERE, NEVER shall be allowed to take away a portion (small, medium or large) of the inviolable pedestrian space for the use of shops, catering establishments, offices, etc.;

violators in this respect should be sanctioned with:

1) a high fine;

2) a twice higher fine in the event of a second breach;

3) suspension of the respective permit/license for business activities with the purpose of forcing the companies, having breached the regulations, to apply again for a permit/license, and to permanently forfeit it in case of a second suspension of permit/license.

14. The law (TL) should make provision for harsh sanctions for drivers or owners of MVs, violators of the above mentioned order, as follows:

1) a high fine for the driver of the MV;

2) a twice higher fine in the event of a second breach of the driver;

3) suspension of the driving license of a driver, having perpetrated a third breach, giving him/her the possibility to pass a checking examination.

15. The above mentioned measures shall allow eliminating the present-day state of CHAOS and achieving ORDER through the organizations of traffic/parking, whose function is the so-called “CRAWLING TRAFFIC”, thanks to which:

─ the car flow “crawls”, depending on the traffic, at different speeds, from minimum to maximum permitted, for the respective city, town, village;

─ overtaking shall be possible, where there are two or more roadways in the respective traffic direction, and shall not be possible in one-way streets with one roadway; in two-way streets with two roadways, one in each direction, with or without railway between the two roadways;

─ the “crawling flow” shall stop each time a MV enters/exits a parking place;

─ in case of more than one roadway for MV in one direction, a “crawling flow” shall be permitted in the endmost right roadway;

─ a roadway may be completely or partially closed for construction-repair works under due permit on municipal/state level, in coordination with the authorities;

─ upon occurrence of a road accident, the MVs involved therein shall be parked at places for stay for taxi-cabs or other public MVs in the cases, where there are no common parking places. The same refers to cars of the controlling bodies. This shall go on until the investigation procedures are done with, thus preventing the disturbance of the “crawling flow”.

 

REALIZED SAVINGS: ABOUT $ 1 BILLION ANNUALLY

1.     Having in mind the fact that in the absence of road holes in the capital city, about $ 25 million could be saved per year for fuel, since a MV slows down its speed to about 0 km/hour to avoid a hole or pass through it at a low speed, the new organization of parking and the ensuing therefrom new organization of traffic in the capital city will save approximately 10 times more, or about $ 250 million per year for fuel, since parking at 45о is the natural type of parking without needless manoeuvres, i.e. a MV enters/exits the parking place with only one manoeuvre, in contrast to parallel-to-curb parking, where:

─ poorly-skilled drivers park/pull off with about 10 manoeuvres;

─ average-skilled drivers park/pull off with about 5-6 manoeuvres;

─ well-skilled drivers park/pull off with about 2-3 manoeuvres.

2. Another $ 250 million will annually be saved from fuels, due to the fact that in order to find a parking place now, the drivers in Sofia drive around the city centre for over half an hour, additionally slowing down the traffic in rush hours.

3. Another $ 250 million will annually be saved in terms of ecological gains as a result of decreasing the harmful emissions in the air, due to: 1) the lesser number of entering/exiting parking places; 2) the decreased driving in searching for parking places.

4. Another $ 250 million will annually be saved as a result of the drivers’ being in good shape, instead of being on edge after searching for parking places or crawling behind washing vans, garbage vans or trucks for stocking shops, catering establishments, offices, etc. before 10 p.m. and after 6 a.m.

 

BACKGROUND

1. During the totalitarian times here, there were talks predominantly for high-built garages in almost every district in the capital city, but even the party-state could not build more than one or two such garages (due to economic and other considerations).

2. Since the beginning of the democratic changes, everybody talks about underground garages beneath central streets, school playgrounds, etc., however, up to the present day their number remains very small (due to economic and other considerations).

Sofia citizens avoid using those, in the first place, because of their inconvenience, since the garages are far from their working places. Exceptions are underground garages under new buildings and the tendency should follow the example of the city of Paris, where underground garages have parking places up to 2-3 times more than the number of apartments and even more than the number of offices.

 

IMPLEMENTATION

A team of 5 workers is enough, paid a monthly salary of BGN 1,000 each, hence BGN 5,000 for labour and between BGN 2,500 and BGN 7,500 for materials, depending on the length of the street, or for no more than BGN 10,000, one street can be arranged in the mode, convenient for the new organizations of parking/traffic. Reconstructing 100 streets is enough to unclog the downtown area of the capital city. This means that an investment of BGN 1 million will save over BGN 1 billion. Upon efficiency proven, we expand towards the periphery of the capital city and the bigger cities in Bulgaria. The model expands over Europe and the entire world.

We shall start with one team and the number may be increased or decreased with time. The co-authors of the idea are more than enough for one team. We can reconstruct the first street on a voluntary basis. It is appropriate to apply the practice for washing the streets in Sofia with a several days’ preliminary notification, so that the pavements and the roadways are freed by all MVs, followed by a compulsory removal by a “spider”. The reconstruction of a single street would require 1 to 2 days, but normally just one.

The effect is striking from the moment pedestrians and drivers start to use their spaces in the respective street under the new organizations of parking/traffic. Shops, warehouses, catering establishments, offices, etc., will be easily accessed; one will easily visit friends, relatives, and colleagues, find quickly a parking place, finish his work and continue onward, not getting nervous and always in good condition, while completing his tasks and engagements; and will finally park his/her MV for the night. The inviolable pedestrian space will always be free.

The number of discontented citizens will be lower and lower, thanks to the new organizations of parking/traffic. We will gradually become a state of CONTENTED CITIZENS.

 

CONCLUSION

We just want every one of us, in each street, to avail him/herself at any time of the advantages for pedestrians and drivers of the new organizations of parking/traffic.

 

 

NEW ORGANISATION OF PARKING
AND THE ENSUING THEREFROM NEW ORGANISATION OF TRAFFIC

(
IN PHOTOS WITH COMMENTARY)

 

Photo No. 1

The photo shows one of the shortest (no more than 100 m) and narrowest streets (no more than 4 m) of two pavements and a roadway for MV. This is Dobrudja Street between Aksakov Street and Slavianska Street. It can be seen that the common number of chaotically parked MVs on the two sides of the roadway and the two pavements is no more than 30. After the introduction of the NOPNOT (New Organization of Parking and the Ensuing therefrom New Organization of Road Traffic) with parking on only one side this number will grow to 40, i.e. 10 more. One of the pavements (approximately 1.20 m) with upright guardrail at the curb (so that MVs could not creep between) is the only inviolable pedestrian space. The other pavement is totally used – to the facades of the buildings – for unconditional and inviolable parking at 45° of 40 MVs, where parking is not allowed only if there is an approach to a building/shop or a storehouse, catering establishment, garage, etc. or if there is a tree, post, legitimate pavilion for retail trail, dustbin, etc. The back end of the having parked MV touches a yellow “BUS” line. Between the roadway for MV and the curb, asphalt, cement or another similar grouting is laid between, allowing MVs go easily up/down the parking space. The rest of the roadway is the inviolable part for MV, with a width, equal to the width of a snow cleaning machine shovel, within the limits of the guardrail from the side of the inviolable pedestrian space and the limits of the of the yellow “BUS” line from the side of the inviolable parking space. On the photo you can see TOTAL CHAOS, while we offer TOTAL ORDER.

Photo No. 2

 

Photo No. 3

The photos show a part of the curb at Vassil Levski Blvd., opposite Hadji Dimitar Street from the side of the Soviet Army Monument Park. Can you see a 3 m wide pedestrian space? No, you will not see such at any time of the day and night! So, we separate 1.20 m from the available pavement from the side of the garden and we erect guardrail to restrict the first inviolable pedestrian space. The rest 1.80 m of the pavement with a small part of one of the six roadways for MV (three in each direction), with grouting between the roadway and the curb, allowing MVs go up/down, becomes the first inviolable parking space for MVs at 45°.

Photo No. 4

This photo shows the same place as photos No. No. 2/3, but from the side of the other pavement on V. Levski Blvd. Here we separate 1.20 m from the side of the fronts of the buildings and we erect guardrail to restrict a second inviolable pedestrian space. The rest of the pavement and here a bigger part of one of the six roadways for MV (three in each direction) with grouting between the roadway and the curb, allowing MVs go up/down, become the second unconditional and inviolable parking space for MVs at 45°.

What we should add, commenting photos No. No. 2/3/4, is, as follows:

·        Each of the two inviolable parking spaces for MVs at 45° are separated with a yellow “BUS” line from the side of the roadways for MV;

·        Under this organization we liquidate one of the six available roadways for MV, leaving five of them, each of which inviolable, with a width, equal to the width of a snow cleaning machine shovel, and thus three roadways remain in the direction from Graf Ignatiev Street Towards Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd., while in the opposite direction – two roadways (resulting from studying the traffic);

·        Thus between the specified segments on V. Levski Blvd. 500 cars can be unconditionally parked (excluding the neighbourhood of the Turkish Embassy);

In whatever aspect, the new organizations of parking/traffic prove their advantages.

         

Photo No. 5

Photo No. 6

Photo No. 7

Practically, only the segment on V. Levski Blvd. between Khan Krum Street and Prof. N. Michailov Street conforms to a certain degree (80%) to the requirements of the new organizations of parking/traffic. The effect is obvious. But let us comment:

·        Photo No. 5 shows the offered by us and practically implemented inviolable pedestrian space. Only who does not know the place, cannot sense the effect of the offered by us inviolability on the pedestrian. Here you can see the fronts of the buildings, here is the 1.20 m wide inviolable pedestrian space and the guardrail that does not allow the cars to creep between and violate the inviolable pedestrian space;

·        Photo No. 6 shows the offered by us inviolable parking space for MVs at 45°. But here there is no asphalt/cement grout, which hinders parking at 45° and results chaotic parking;

·        Photo No. 7 shows parking at 45°.

 

Photo No. 8

Here only parking at 45° is used, but without a portion of the pavement, guardrail, grout and yellow “BUS” line.

If this is done, the roadways will grow from 4 to 5 and 500 new parking places will appear.

 

Photo No. 9

The implementation of the new organizations of parking/traffic will open 650 new parking places between Christo Botev Blvd. and Graf Ignatiev Street

 

Photo No. 10

 

 

The photo shows an unused 3 m wide pavement. The new organizations of parking/traffic will open 650 parking places here.

 

Photo No. 11

 

 

The central Vitosha Blvd. – since the traffic is restricted, the neighbouring streets are congested. Thus 600 parking places are blocked. In place of the useless “Pedestrian zone” we offer:

 

·        Two inviolable pedestrian spaces – on each side of the boulevard;

·        Two inviolable spaces for unconditional parking at 45° of 600 MVs from the side of the two inviolable pedestrian spaces, restricted by guardrail and yellow “BUS” line;

·        Two inviolable roadways for MVs (one in each direction);

·        The two available railways (one in each direction).

 

Photo No. 12

 

 

By replacing the guardrail a bit to the fronts of the buildings in order to fix the border between the inviolable pedestrian space and the unconditional space for parking at 45°, the parking space becomes wider.

 

Photo No. 13

 

The photo shows the wide pedestrian space at the moment, which allows moving the guardrail in Photo No. 12.

Photo No. 14

Under the new organizations of parking/traffic catering establishments on the pavement will not be allowed.

Photo No. 15

Photo No. 16

From this photo we can see that:

·        Instead of the two horizontally parked MVs, four could be parked at 45° and thus at the same place instead of six, eight cars could be parked, under our new organizations of parking/traffic.

 

Photo No. 17

Photo No. 18

 

 

The second photo shows a 3 m wide pavement, where now approximately 50 MVs can be parked horizontally. Under the new organizations of parking/traffic the parking places become 130 in this segment only and four couples of inviolable spaces are introduced, incl. two 1.5 m wide roadways, allowing overtaking.

 

Photo No. 19

Photo No. 20

Photo No. 21

The last photo shows that instead of the 20 horizontally parked MVs, 40 MVs could be parked at 45°.

Under the new organizations of parking/traffic at this space can be introduced:

·        Two inviolable 1.20 m wide pedestrian spaces from the sides of the fronts of the buildings;

·        Four inviolable spaces for parking of MVs at 45° in couples, each enclosing two inviolable roadways for MV, restricted with guardrail by one inviolable pedestrian space and an inviolable railway;

·        Two inviolable railways (one in each direction);

Here we reach a record of 12 inviolable spaces (two pedestrian spaces, two railways, four roadways for MVs and unconditional and inviolable spaces for parking of MVs at 45°), where the total number of parking places on this boulevard between the two squares become 120.

 

Photo No. 22

 

 

This photo shows a section of Graf Ignatiev Street between Ivan Denkoglu Street and Solounska Street as an example of the only street in Sofia organised 100 % in accordance with our new organisations of parking/movement where there are two inviolable pedestrian spaces and one railway in each direction, i. e. two in all, separated by guardrail and, respectively, without inviolable roadways for MV and without inviolable spaces for parking MV at an angle of 45°.

 

IN CONCLUSION, we can say that, roughly speaking, in 5 examples we have “opened” about 2,000 new parking places and “introduced” TOTAL ORDER on the places where the photos showed only TOTAL CHAOS. And what if we multiply the examples up to 5,005? We become speechless….

 

From downtown Sofia towards the periphery, from the downtown areas of the other bigger towns in Bulgaria towards their peripheries, from the downtown areas of the the big EUROPEAN and WORLD settlements towards their peripheries…. This is what is to happen from now on…. And all that is simply inevitable!!! Because THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE!

 

 

NEW ORGANISATION OF SNOWCLEANING OR OF WASHING THE ROADWAYS FOR MOVEMENT OF MV

 

The organization of this activity varies from place to place in each country in each continent of the planet Earth. Nevertheless, each organisation, in each settlement, needs optimization.

 

The question is: can we talk about a single unified organisation worldwide? Yes, we can! When and how? When the settlements introduce NOPETNOT. And if that is introduced, then:

 

-- citizens and officials from residential, office, etc. buildings in a certain street clean themselves their belonging parts of the inviolable pedestrian space piling up the snow mass in the direction of the guardrail separating such space from the unconditional inviolable space for parking MV at an angle of 45°;

-- possibly, special railway snow cleaning machines (or otherwise ordinary snow cleaning ones) clean the inviolable railways piling up the snow mass in the direction of the inviolable roadways for MV;

-- snow cleaning machines according to the number of the roadways for MV with width equal to the width of the snow shovel, equal to the width of the inviolable roadway for MV and at an angle of the shovel from the inviolable railway towards the inviolable place for parking MV at an angle of 45°, shovel the snow mass away from the railway in the direction of those parking places covering up to an extent the latter and uncovering them is at the expense of the MV owners by shoveling away the snow mass when shoveling off the MV again in the direction of the guardrail separating the inviolable pedestrian space for parking MV at an angle of 45°, i. e. the pedestrians are the first and the drivers are the last in the stage by stage snow cleaning finally piling up the snow mass onto the above mentioned restrictive guardrail.

 

How about the situation with the NOPETNOT not yet introduced? In this case we only talk about optimisation of the practices existing so far. We will examine the city of Sofia as an example. Typical of the practices existing in Soofia is the following:

 

-- the cleaning of the snow begins most often after the snowfall stops or visibly diminishes;

-- it is carried out along the routes of buses, trolleybuses and trams, and rarely at other places (in front of embassies, hospitals, etc. according to the concessioners’ contracts with the municipality);

-- throwing lye follows and sometimes precedes snow cleaning;

-- and that is all!

 

How should snow cleaning be optimised in view of a preparation towards NOPETNOT:

 

-- the concessioners’ of the snow cleaning should have two types of snow cleaning  machines and machines for spreading lye, so as to clean with the presently available machines ones the large streets and boulevards in the entire city of Sofia (without any exception) including or excluding the ring-road (in accordance with the contracts of the concessioners with the municipality);

-- with the new snow cleaning machines (and machines for spreading lye), in which the novelty is the smaller width of the shovel (smaller than the width of the roadway for MV) will be cleaned all small street throughout the city, covering up to an extent the parked MVs, but doing away with the snow and ice wheel-tracks in the smaller streets from the downtown area towards the periphery of a certain settlement, as in Sofia in the present example. The shoveling off of the parked MV shall be the DRIVER’S obligation, and the snow cleaning of the adjacent parts of the pavements  in front of the residential and office buildings, etc., shall be the PEDESTRIAN’S obligation;

-- all snow cleaning and lye spreading machines, etc., shall be the only ones in this territory of a certain settlement in a certain country in Europe or in the world as a whole that shall be allowed nonstop 24-hour regime of work in order to be able to do their work quickly and of good quality.

 

What is the difference between snow cleaning and washing the roadways for MV?

 

-- washing can only be done from 10:00 PM to 06:00 AM (in reduced traffic conditions), unlike snow cleaning which can be carried out nonstop round-the-clock;

-- naturally, the machines for carrying out such activities are different:

-- the washing machines are filled with water from underground and aboveground reservoirs, but never with drinking water;

-- there are two possible organisations regarding washing: FIRST,  where the roadways for MV are washed without moving away the parked MV (except in the cases of MV parked on clogged pumping-shafts of the sewerage) which are moved away by a tow truck for the period of unclogging the shaft); SECOND, where the streets are cleared from MVs subject to a one-week notification of the day of washing the roadways and the pavements  (whereas on the day of washing, the MVs that have not been moved voluntarily, will be moved away by compulsion by a tow truck).

 

 

 

 

NEW ORGANISATION .

OF WASTE DISPOSAL OR OF

SUPPLY OF SHOPS, WAREHOUSES, OFFICES, ETC.

 

The FIRST important thing in this organisation is the fact that those activities can only be carried out from 10:00 PM to 06:00 AM (in reduced traffic conditions). By way of exception, a certain municipality may allow by a separate order of the mayor such activities to be carried out during other hours of the day and night on a specific day and for a specific place. The hours for supplying the afore mentioned sites may be indicated likewise and on the same tables on which the working hours of the specific site are indicated.

 

The SECOND important thing, specifically regarding the waste disposal: it should be carried out regularly and with appropriate machines according to the type of waste disposal – separately or jointly. Where there is no waste processing plant in the settlement or near it, the respective municipality should be ready to provide the consessioners with a new waste depot upon filling of the capacity of the available one.

 

The THIRD important thing, specifically regarding the transportation of waste. There is one and only solution for closing up the cycle of waste picking up/transporting/processing. The processing should be carried out at a special plant. A prime task of each state should be to help each municipality or groups of municipalities by regions to build and set in operation such plants.

 

 

NEW ORGANISATION

OF THE REPAIR OF THE ROADWAYS FOR MV’S

(CURRENT AND/OR OVEHAUL REPAIRS)

 

The above mentioned organisations on the territory of a certain depend on the extent of development such country has reached to. We will comment on Bulgaria and on Sofia, in particular.

 

In Sofia everything in this regard is done improperly.

 

It is presumed that the “mending” of the holes is an activity that should be performed nonstop every day of every month of every year (save in the hours of torrential rains or heavy snowfalls), since the range of machines for pecking up/clearing/covering with asphalt/rolling, etc. can work nonstop. The situation in Sofia is not like that. There is activity mainly during certain seasons or before local elections. However, holes keep opening all the time as a result of the said reasons every day of every month of every year. One can see bulges, hollows, collapses of entire fragments or entire sections of the the roadways for MVs, etc/ As a result of that, almost every MV is nonstop, every day of every month of every year around the service stations. This involves an enormous amount of expenditures.

 

When we talk about overhauls of separate roadways for MVs or  of entire streets in certain sections or along their entire length, the problems are of a different nature:

 

-- it is most flagrant when one and the same section of a certain street is closed for an overhaul and repair every couple of months or years because someone that is in charge has “forgotten” something important during the previous repair or has not performed it with good quality. Well, let him get what he deserves in the appropriate portion and be sure that he won’t get away with it unpunished;

-- there is a smell of money in the air, since every won competition for an overhaul and repair of a certain street or a section thereof involves millions in Euro and possibly commissions which is the reasons why those in whose power it is, readily allow the overhaul and repair that otherwise is almost undoubtedly beneficial;

-- the trouble from organisational aspect is when at the same time or at close intervals more than one or two streets or sections thereof are closed for an overhaul and repair because the closing of any large street for whatever reason (turning it into a PEDESTRIAN ZONE or in connection with the conduction of a soccer game or of another big sports or another kind of event, etc.), all the adjacent streets and especially the larger, parallel to that one, get immediately blocked. The way to avoid this is to never closed simultaneously for an overhaul and repair more than one, two, maximum three large streets (especially adjacent) in the territory of a certain settlement. The closing of the following for the same reason to be effected after opening the earlier closed ones. For come to think, as if repairs are performed in the months of slower traffic, yet the traffic is equally intensive all the year round.

 

 

NEW ORGANISATION

OF THE TRAFFICLIGHTS INSTALLATIONS,

THE PEDESTRIAN WALKS, AND THE PEDESTRIAN SUBWAYS

WITH A LIFT FOR DISABLED PERSONS, ETC.

The problems in this sphere are many all over the world. However, there are many right solutions too. Let us examine the problems and the possible solutions. The examples regard the City of Sofia.

I begin with the traffic lights installations. In Sofia the entire range of problems lies with them:

-        regardless of the year when they were installed (20, 10 or 5, etc. years ago) the traffic lights installations, with a few exceptions, operate according to the programme since the date of there construction, regardless of the fact that the traffic has undergone many changes since then. How is that possible? A business company from the city of Plovdiv is well-known for its willingness to solve those problems!!! Is that sufficient? After all, according to the daily reports of the road control bodies, the programmes of the traffic lights need to dynamically changed;

-       the proven most appropriate solution regarding those installations (in view of the analyses of the road accidents at the crossings regulated by traffic lights) is the option where a certain traffic lights installation allows the traffic simultaneously to the left, forward and to the right, but consecutively for each of the four directions of arrival of the MVs. May it be so that all installations everywhere are like that! That would mean almost lack of accidents at the crossings regulated by traffic lights! There may be exceptions like that at the Eagles Bridge in Sofia, but it is probably the only properly regulated crossing of a different type (double traffic lights installation). Regardless of the aforesaid, there may be other exceptions too, but not as a rule;

-         thanks to the above mentioned company from Plovdiv, indicative boards have appeared in Sofia: in GREEN colour with counting down figures indicating the remaining seconds till the consecutive lighting of the yellow and red sections and in RED colour with counting down figures indicating the remaining seconds till the consecutive lighting of the yellow and green sections. This orientates the drivers from afar to calculate whether they will manage to pass the crossing or to stop in time, respectively, to start on time their MVs from the crossing which increases the traffic capacity of that crossing. The problem is that the number of the crossings regulated by traffic lights with such indicative boards is very small. Let us hope they will appear everywhere!

-       on radios, TVs, radio stations of taxis or via drivers’ mobile phones, the road control bodies are informed of non-operating traffic lights installations. That is fine. However, their representatives do not always appear on the place to take over the regulation of such crossing which becomes immediately clogged and hence the clogging of the adjacent streets. Let us hope that the situation will improve. The aforesaid is equally valid regarding the spots outside the area of crossings where serious road accidents have occurred and in the so-called emergency cases: murder, robbery, sport event (for example a football match), etc.;

-         in the states on the planet Earth which are more advanced in the organization, the representatives of the road control bodies take over manually the regulation of the crossings in peak hours (playing the role of a dynamic change of the traffic lights programme). Let us hope that such practice will become daily in Sofia and Bulgaria as a whole.

Regarding the pedestrian crossings. They are to facilitate the pedestrians, but the dye on the road fades quickly which is why the crossing too, very quickly following its renovations, stops performing its function. It even becomes a reason for road accidents with hurt pedestrians. The solution is the established of late as a good practice in Sofia type of concession over a certain pedestrian crossing. In that case, against a permanent advertising of the sort of “THE CROSSING HAS BEEN GRANTED BY VOLVO AND MOTO PFOE”, the companies thus mentioned in the advertising constantly renovate the pedestrian crossing and even indicate it with a sign (even a reflecting one) for such a pedestrian crossing above which the add is. Let us hope that this will become mass practice in Sofia, Bulgaria, Europe and the world as a whole.

Regarding the pedestrian overhead crossings with lifts for disabled persons: Those have begun to appear in Sofia, for instance at the “HMS” stop in Alexander MAlinov Blvd. in the r.d. of Mladost I. We know what accidents used to take place there before the construction of the overhead crossing. Obviously, this practice too should be introduced all over Sofia, Bulgaria, Europe and the world as a whole. Such overhead crossings are the good alternative of the undisputed in terms of their value subways representing the good practices in Sofia. There is one thing thought: even the undisputed subways, due to the lack of lifts (here they should be belt type escalators), make it difficult for the elder people having problems with their musculoskeletal system (they find it more difficult to climb up than to climb down the inevitable stairs in the subways) and such people continue to cross the streets in any traffic becoming victims of road accidents.

 

NEW ORGANISATION

OF CROSSING ANY RING ROAD ONLY AND SOLELY THROUGH

FACILITIES SUCH AS OVERHEAD CROSSINGS AND SUBWAYS

The larger a certain settlement of the planet Earth is, the more ring roads it has. Taking for an example Sofia, we see that as of today it has only one ring road. What are the problems here and the options for solving them? For the most part of it, the Sofia ring road has only two roadways for MVs (one in each direction). At some spots as in the section between the residential districts Malinova Dolina and Boyana, the traffic capacity of the road has come down to the fatal 5 km/h. With the decisive help of the MM and of other interested bodies, today the roadways are increasing to 2 – 3 in each direction in that section causing traffic jam. The question is: is that the solution? The answer is: No! Why? Because every ring road must be an express way. Of course, the larger number of roadways for MVs in the respective directions helps this. However, the main problem is the absence of OVERHEAD CROSSINGS and SUBWAYS at each crossing along the roadbed of the RING ROAD. At present there are many, both traffic laights regulated and non-regulated crossings.  Can we talk about having an express way then?

 

NEW ORGANISATION

OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE NEWLY BUILT COMPLEXES, RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS, VACATION SETTLEMENTS, ETC.

Once a certain settlement on the planet Earth is developing, entire complexes, residential districts, closed vacations settlements, etc. keep springing up, sometimes like mushroom, therein, i.e. the built-up areas and the number of residents/servants therein keep growing. Immediately (it is especially typical of Sofia) problems occur, such as:

-        the lack of the rule as a practice, the acceptance of a newly built building subject to the issuing of the certificate for use and exploitation of the building /Act 16/ only if underground garages for 2 MVs per flat and for 3 MVs per non-residential premises (office, shop, warehouse, etc.) have been built, i. e., the bodies issuing the building permit to take into consideration such fact prior to issuing it (for instance, such is the practice in Paris);

-        NOPNOT has not been introduces as a practice;

-         the streets in those newly built small settlements remain for long in miserable condition instead of being promptly carried out in accordance with  NOPNOT;

-         buses and trolleybuses or trams plus route taxis reach fast those small settlements and in short time they become populated with a large number of residents/servants.

 

NEW ORGANISATION

OF THE USE OF THE BYPASS ROADS IN A SETTLEMENT

Tere problems in this regard all over the world and in Sofia, in particular. The problems are basically technical, but also subjective:

-        drivers in the developed areas receive by a separate round-the-clock radio channel the entire information about the traffic therein and about the currently advisable bypass roads, however, there is no such channel in Sofia, therefore this problem needs to be addressed and solved;

-        in the meantime, the practice of the existing radios and TVs which gather in their own ways and provide information to their listeners/viewers about the neuralgic points of a certain settlement that the drivers should take into consideration should be used;

-        the following decisive step before the launching of the aforementioned radio channel should be introducing through the electronic media the practice of advising in the course of whichever radio or TV programme which suitable bypass roads to use in case of occurrence of a neuralgic point (teletext).

 

NEED OF

A NEW LAW ON TAX ON MVs

 

What refers to Bulgaria, refers more or less to any other state on the planet Earth. We talk about Bulgaria.

 

WE SUGGEST THAT THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE LAW ON TAX ON mvS BE CHANGED. Presently, we are both paying tax on MVs for the right of movement of the MV in the territory of a certain settlement according to its registration, and paying for vouchers for the right of movement of the MV outside the settlement in the territory of Bulgaria as a whole. Soon the vouchers will be cancelled and will be replaced by respective road toll fees for moving along highways and possibly along other roads of lower class as it is in the territory of the remaining larger part of Europe.

 

Instead of the above said, WE PROPOSE ONE COMMON PHILOSOPHY to be introduced firt in Bulgaria and then throughout Europe. Later, on the territory of the planet Earth as a whole. The essence of such philosophy is the well-known principle of FIRST AID: ALL OWNERS OF MVs PAY JOINTLY AND THOSE WHO ARE IN NEED USE, which is technically effected through a new holographic sticker for paid off tax on MV.

 

Such holographic sticker shall be stuck on the place of the current voucher and will indicate the following:

 

- the owners of the respective MV has paid off the new tax on for the respective year;

- the respective MV shall have the right to move, to stop and to park unconditionally in the territory of the settlement of registration throughout the year for which the tax has been paid;

- such MV shall have the right to move, to stop and to park unconditionally outside the territory of the settlement of registration, i. E in the entire territory of the Bulgarian state.

 

The amount of the proposed new tax on MVs should be at least two or three times higher that the currently operation tax on MVs. It shall be collected by the municipalities. Each municipality shall allocate an amount of the collected new tax on MVs for the state, depending on the number of MVs registered on its territory that have paid their tax. That means that if the new tax is three times higher than the present one, one third of it will remain for the municipality where it is paid and two thirds will go to the state. The aforesaid is just an example. The experts will rule on the proportion in which the tax collected shall be distributed between the respective municipality and the state.

 

THAT IS HOW ALL THE MONEY NECESSARY FOR THE INSFRASTRUCTURE OF A SEPARATE SETTLEMENT AS WELL AS OF A SEPARATE STATE ON THE PLANET EARTH SHALL BE AVAILABLE IN CASH.

 

 

NEED OF A NEW

LAW ON ROAD TRAFFIC

 

We talk about Bulgaria with validity for Europe and the world as a whole.

 

Since its first edition up to this day, the LAW ON TRAFFIC ROAD (valid for Bulgaria) IS CONSTANTLY BECOMING INCREASINGLY COMPLICATED (as if on purpose). More and more new articles and paragraphs, etc. are being added. One has the impression that this law is the favourite occupation of the Bulgaria Members of Parliament (MPs) (and not of them alone). So what?

 

Going out of one’s home, each of us finds him/her self in a situation of a TOTAL CHAOS. Have you ever seen anyone anywhere in Bulgaria observing the Law on Road Traffic not 100 %, but at least to a certain extent? You will not see anyone like that! Anyone who attempts at observing the law 100 % causes a road accident because the rest of the traffic participants (drivers or pedestrians) do not observe the law not only in its entirety, but even partially!!!

 

Is there a way out of this situation? Yes, there is! What is it? THE MAKING OF A NEW LAW ON ROAD TRAFFIC BASED ON A NEW PHILOSOPHY REFLECTING THE NEW ORGANISATIONS PROPOSED ABOVE. And one more thing. ONCE WE TALK ABOT GOD’S COMMANDS, WE COULD TALK LIKEAISE ABOUT A MINIMUM NUMBER OF GROUPS OF ARTICLES OF THE LAW: CLEAR INAMBIGUOUS, SIMPLE TO BE PERCEIVED AND OBSERVED 100 % BY ALL TRAFFIC PARTICIPANTS (DRIVERS AND PEDESTRIANS). Is that possible? Absolutely!

 

Should you think that we are going to write down the new Law on Road Traffic in Bulgaria in the flowing lines, you are wrong. Our purpose is to give the guidelines. WE WILL PROMPT THE CONTENTS OF THE MINIMUM NECESSARY GROUPS OF ARTICLES (SIMILARLY TO THE TEN COMMANDMENTS).

 

Therefore, what groups of articles should the new Law on Road Traffic in Bulgaria contain? Here is what:

 

FIRST GROUP: Regulation of the terms and conditions of organising the road traffic on the roads open for public use.

 

SECOND GROUP: Regulation of NOPNOT (New Organisation of parking and the ensuing therefrom New Organisation of Road Traffic) as follows: inviolable pedestrian space; unconditional and inviolable space for parking at an angle of 45°; an inviolable roadway for MVs; an inviolable railway; plus regulation of the hours permitting parking of the specialised snow cleaning machines, refuse trucks or machines for road repair works and of the regular shops, office, etc. supply trucks.

 

THIRD GROUP: Regulation of the new organisations: at the traffic lights crossings, at the pedestrian crossings, at the pedestrian OVERHEAD CROSSINGS with lifts or of the pedestrian SUBWAYS with belt escalators for old people or people having motility difficulties.

 

FORTH GROUP: Regulation of the New Organisation of Crossing any RING ROAD: only by way of OVERHEAD CROSSING or SUBWAYS; plus regulation of the elements concerning the lalw in connection with the New organization of the infrastructure of the newly built residential districts, complexes or closed-type vacation settlements, etc.

 

FIFTH GROUP: Regulation of the New organisation of using the bypass roads in the towns and villages.

 

SIXTH GROUP: Regulation of the traffic of motor vehicles and of the special duty ones; regulation of the rights and obligations of the supervising, finding, regulating and control bodies on the roads.

 

SEVENTH GROUP: Regulation of the use of light signalisation, road signs and road marking on the roadway and the wayside facilities.

 

EIGHTH GROUP: Regulation of the requirements for the motor vehicles for participation in the road traffic.

 

NINTH GROUP: Regulation of the requirements for the qualification of the drivers of motor vehicles.

 

TENTH GROUP: Regulation of the measures of compulsion implemented and of the sanctions for infringing the regulations of the law and of the normative documents ensuing therefrom.

 

As we can see, having 10 commandments, we can reduce the groups of articles of the new Law on Road Traffic down to 10. It is important that every article of a certain group regulates the matter in question in a simple and clear way, so that every citizen, regardless of his/her intelligence, can remember it once and for all. For instance, if we talk about right of way, to express that as follows: (а) right of way shall have the road motor vehicle which has already entered the ring traffic; (б) right of way at a non-regulated crossing shall have the road motor vehicle standing in the right; (в) the road motor vehicle from the front shall always have the right of way; etc. That’s all!

 

 

 

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