Algarve mayors appeal for residents to boycott A22 tolls

in Algarve · 11-12-2010 00:00:00 · 0 Comments
Algarve mayors appeal for residents to boycott A22 tolls

Members of the Association of Algarve Municipalities (AMAL) have appealed to the general public to boycott the payment of tolls on the A22 or Via do Infante, which are due to come into force next year.

“The placement of the toll equipment is imminent, with the public tender process already underway,” said AMAL President Macário Correia, adding that the government is not interested in speaking with mayors of the Algarve.
In a statement, AMAL say that collectively refusing to pay the tolls is the best way to fight against the “injustice”.
Earlier this year, AMAL agreed with the measure of placing tolls on the A22 as long as the EN125 road was renovated first, but are now protesting after the government gave instructions to place 10 porticos on the A22 with a view to implementing the tolls.
AMAL requested an urgent meeting with the Prime Minister in October and also last month to ask for the introduction of the tolls to be delayed until the EN125 is renovated, which has so far not been scheduled.
Meanwhile, members of a protest group called the Commission of Via do Infante Users organised a slow moving protest which took place on the A22, against the government proposals at the end of last month.


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