Implementation of Restrictions on Tents to Reduce Waste at Hangang Park
In order to manage the cleanliness of the Hangang Park, a popular resting place for global citizens, Seoul will officially implement the “Hangang Park Cleanliness Improvement Measures.” First, the city will enforce the “Standard Bag Name System” for waste produced by businesses in Hangang Park. The Standard Bag Name System will be introduced to separate trash produced by Hangang Park’s kiosks, camping grounds, and other businesses for the efficient management of recyclables. The “Clean-Up Guidelines” will also be presented at various events held throughout Hangang Park.
With such implementations, Hangang Park will designate and operate the “Permitted Shade Canopy/Tent Sections” throughout the park. Shade canopies and tents are one of the methods for hanging out enjoyed by citizens, but it is becoming a hotbed of damaged greens and waste production.
Due to the rising concerns about inappropriate behavior in public locations, “Permitted Shade Canopy/Tent Installment Sections” will be selected in which two sides of the canopy or tent must be open at all times and must be taken down after 7 p.m. Failure to comply with such regulations will result in a fine of KRW 1 million in accordance with the River Act.
There will be thirteen permitted shade canopy/tent installment sections in the eleven parks of the Hangang River (two at Yeouido, two at Banpo). Each shade canopy or tent must be under 2 m x 2 m with at least two sides open at all times. Hours of permitted operation are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Starting on April 22, 2019, Seoul will implement a guide and offer instructions for canopy/tent installments and will take regulatory measures in unavoidable cases.
Flyers will be posted on “Delivery Zone Bulletin Boards.” The two delivery zones at Hangang Park and the five in other parks (two in Ttukseom, three in Yeouido) will operate as places where citizens can receive their food orders in order to prevent motorcycle accidents in the park. The “Designated Bulletin Boards” will be installed to prevent the increase of reckless and unpermitted distribution of flyers by competing businesses.
Along with these measures, trash will be removed more promptly as the cleaning time gaps of cleaning businesses will be minimized. During the park’s peak season, more clean-up personnel will be added to increase the number of waste removal times from three to four times a day. The clean-up personnel will also see a switch to flexible working hours in order to minimize the amount of waste that is generated at nighttime and left until the next morning. Seoul plans to utilize SNS, and online and offline media to encourage participation and to find a consensus between citizens.
Permitted Locations for Shade Canopy/Tent Installment
|Park Name||Permitted Zone||Area (㎡)||Map|
|Gwangnaru||Grass field in front of the bicycle park||11,500|
|Jamsil||Green area near convenience stores 1 and 2||8,100|
|Ttukseom||Near the waterside stage||18,000|
|Jamwon||Grass field in front of Jamwon Underpass||6,800|
|Banpo(2 locations)||Picnic areas upstream and downstream of Banpodaegyo Bridge||26,800|
|Ichon||Dongjakdaegyo Bridge – Nature Exploration Area||15,000|
|Yeouido(2 locations)||Summer Campground, Seasons Plaza||45,000|
|Yanghwa||Between Seonyugyo Bridge & Dangsandaegyo Bridge||9,000|
|Mangwon||Lower part of northernmost Seongsandaegyo Bridge||11,500|
|Nanji||Grass field in front of Nanji Information Center||19,000|
|Gangseo||Southernmost Family Picnic Area of Banghwadaegyo Bridge||7,500|