Easter and holidaymakers – Fines against those who litter the city will rain

Good weather and holidays will push people out. The Highways will triple its capacity, the municipal police promise to sanction.
Chloe Dethurens

Posted today at 07:04

Last year, the images of the plain of Plainpalais littered with waste in the early morning had shocked.

MAURANE DI MATTEO

The Covid has put nature to the test: last year, ten times more contraventions were distributed for incivilities committed to campaign. But in urban areas too, human pressure sur l‘outside is intense. It will be even more so in the coming days with the Easter holidays, during which many Genevans will not be able to leave, pandemic obliges. To avoid an influx of waste on its territory, the City of Geneva will triple the strengths of its Voirie and tighten the screw to the offenders.

Last year, the images of the plain of Plainpalais littered with waste in the early morning had shocked. Other sites, such as the quays, certain parks or courtyards, had also borne the brunt of wild parties for young people deprived of bars and nightclubs. With the vacation to come up, whilee the festive places remain closed, thissome authorities fear that rubbish proliferates in sight of the mass of people who will benefit from the good weather, without counting the residues generated by the sale to l’take out restaurants. “We are expecting an influx of people into the public space, so I asked the road network and the municipal police to take strong measures to anticipate this as much as possible”, indicates Marie Barbey-Chappuis, magistrate in charge of the Department. of Safety and Sports (DSS).

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