Starting tomorrow starting in Prague 5 and 6 pay parking zones. Drivers will thus have to protect themselves from the office and enter the vehicle’s registration plate in the electronic system.
The parking area in Prague 6 will be introduced in Bubeneč, Hradčany, Dejvice, Vokovice, Veleslavín and Břevnov and Střešovice. Prague 6 will function as one parking area and can be available to anyone who meets the conditions of the city, which includes, for example, either permanent residence in the city district, or entrepreneurs there must have at least the seat of the establishment.
The entire territory of the city district will not be included in the zone even at five. Paid parking must relate mainly to the center of the area, ie mainly Smíchov. However, the zones do not have to concern, for example, the Barrandov housing estate. In connection with the introduction of the zone, Prague 5 reduced the part of its territory to the maximum permitted speed of thirty.
Behind the second car 12 thousand
According to town hall spokesmen Helena Šmídová and Martin Churavý, town hall spokespersons, several thousand drivers have so far registered them. Nevertheless, up to 35,000 people interested in parking cards are expected in Prague 5, and up to 30,000 people in six city districts. Residents will pay 1,200 crowns for the cards for the first car, but if they want to park only in the vicinity of their residence, it will be up to 600 crowns. The driver will have to want to have the second car parked as well, he will pay CZK 12,000 a year for it. Entrepreneurs will pay 36 thousand crowns. Seniors over the age of 65 pay an annual fee of 360 crowns.
The Technical Administration of Roads (TSK) has placed new parking machines and signs on the streets. It is still covered with orange cardboard, but it will be torn down tomorrow. “Until the new zones are put into operation, the traffic signs are invalid in many parts only in the implementation,” says TSK spokeswoman Barbora Lišková.
Payments via the Internet
A novelty compared to the current system will be the possibility to park in the blue zone for three hours without registration. Drivers will also be able to pay parking fees via mobile via the so-called virtual parking hours on the web Park in peace.
Compliance with the rules will be checked by special cars with cameras on the roof. Fines will have to be imposed by the municipality. But the police will also control the street. “The system was conceived as automatic from the beginning, so the city police will only perform support activities,” said Chief of Police Eduard Šuster.
The blue zones will be introduced this year in Jarov and from October also in Prague 8. Originally, the parking zones were originally to be extended to Prague 4 and 9 this year, but the town halls have so far withdrawn from their opening.