Geneva's ban on 'wild' BBQ's deemed a success
The ban on 'wild' barbecues in Geneva's parks, which began in June, has been a success, according to the Department of Urban Environment.
It dropped by 80%, say the Greenspace Service (SEVE), but wild grilling continues to be a problem in Le Sentier des Saules.
The municipal police still fined some people, but say they warned them first and only carried out the action because they showed disrespectful behaviour.
The city installed 25 fixed grills in six of its parks : Perle du Lac, Bois de la Batie, Parc des Franchises, Parc La Grange, Parc Trembley and Sentier du Promeneur-Solitaire.
The authority says they will install four or five fixed grills between late August and early September at Sentier des Saules to try and tackle the problem there.
They are also looking into new sites that could have fixed grills, but must avoid problems such as Parc Bertrand in Champel where residents complained about the smoke.