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  • Implementation of Restrictions on Tents to Reduce Waste at Hangang Park

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    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

    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