By decision Traffic Sector of the Zagreb City Office for Reconstruction, Construction, Spatial Planning, Construction, Communal Affairs and Traffic the stop for tourist buses in Palmotićeva and the parking lot in Vončinina Street were permanently abolished.
The transport sector has made three locations available to tourist buses: Main Station, Mažuranić Square and the east parking lot at the Zagreb Fair.
The decision to cancel the stops and parking lots was made before the beginning of Advent in Zagreb, as a measure that will be in effect during Advent, but it was emphasized that there is a high possibility that it will remain in effect after that.
Sabina Fučić, tourist guide and member Association of Tourist Guides of the City of Zagreb, To Society of Tourist Guides of Zagreb and the Central Croatian Macroregion launched at the end of January online petition for the re-establishment of the tourist bus stop on Palmotićeva Street and the parking lot on Vončinina Street in Zagreb, stating that it is certain that the implementation of the decision could lead to a series of organizational and logistical problems, which could negatively affect the number of tourist groups in Zagreb in a very short period of time.
"After our associations sent a letter to the authorities in response to the information about this decision, which was made very suddenly, and after it became clear that the measure from the decision remains permanent, I concluded that it would be best to create a platform through which tourism workers will be able to express their opinion on this decision, about which no one consulted them", explained Sabina Fučić.
Disturbed by the said decision, several hundred tourist guides, tour leaders, bus drivers and travel agencies have meanwhile signed a petition and commented on the controversial decision.