End of battle for UNESCO logo on road signs

The Minister of Infrastructure Regulation of 14 October 2022 introduces important provisions that will be appreciated not only by caravan enthusiasts. This could be additional promotion for example campsites, as legislators have allowed the placement of UNESCO World Heritage symbols by road operators on roads leading to unique tourist spots.

The Regulation “On detailed technical requirements for road signs and signals and road safety devices and requirements for their placement on motorways” (item 2377237) is the end of the battle for the special marking of places important for tourism promotion. Let us remind you that in May 2021, the Parliamentary Team on UNESCO World Heritage submitted an interpellation (interpellation No. 22339) regarding an amendment to the law allowing the marking of World Heritage sites with the UNESCO logo on road signs. Reason? In many places on national roads you can find plates with the UNESCO symbol, although this is not regulated in the … regulations.

The initiative was supposed to justify such a possibility, which it did eventually. This October 14, 2022 Minister of Infrastructure Regulation will come into force on December 5 this year.

Starting December 5, follow the signposts to world heritage

From that day on, road operators can place the UNESCO World Heritage logo, provided the attraction is on the list. Changes to the possibility of placing messages on signs regarding the placement of objects on the UNESCO World Heritage List apply to the following signs:

• E-9 “museum nameplate”,

• E-10 “signpost indicating cultural heritage site”

• E-11 “signpost to a natural monument”,

• E-22b “object on touring car route”,

• E-22c “information on tourist facilities”.

If the object is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, it is permissible to place the UNESCO World Heritage symbol on the sign next to the tourist attraction symbol (on the right).

This is a very profitable group, because the list of famous unique objects covers 1052 places in 165 countries, and currently there are 28 of them in Poland (the photo shows the underground of the Historical Salt Mine in Wieliczka, which is listed on the prestigious UNESCO list of humanitarian treasures).

photo. mine.wieliczka.eu, unesco.org, sejm.gov.pl

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