“Paid parking zones are now practically common with quick measures that can be larger convenience for parking for residents, especially in locations such as the Barrandov housing estatewhich is most affected by the current change. Experience from other housing estates provides that the situation with parking with the introduction of the zone that is the best of the best, “said the chairman of the transport committee of the city district Jan Panenka (ODS).
According to the approved material, the town hall expects the zone to enter into force in new areas in February next year. In the Barrandov housing estate and the remaining areas of the new zones, the town hall expects different operating hours, from Sunday to Friday 20:00. Otherwise, the zones are usually valid on weekdays from 8:00 to 20:00. “The reason is that the parking space does not become a storage place for vans for the whole weekend from Friday to Sunday and that it is possible for residents to park after returning from the weekend,” said Brunclík.
According to the approved material, there are currently 14,388 parking spaces in the system of paid parking zones in Prague 5. Enlargement is to increase their number by 6,671. The paid parking zones in the metropolis are operated by the capital, and their modifications must be approved by the city council. It has been a long-standing practice that the management of the municipality accepts the requirements of the city districts for the modifications of the zone on its territory.
The zones in Prague 5 were first introduced in the central one areas of Smíchov, gradually expanding to the east along Plzeňská Street, to the south along the river and to residential areassuch as Malvazinky or Košíře. The guide to gradual expansion is the transfer of cars to areas without a zone.
Regulation of parking in the metropolis first appeared in modern form in 1996 in the part of Prague 1, where the effort to regulate traffic appeared in 1982. Subsequently, they were expanded and operate in Prague 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 , 8, 9, 10, 13, 16 and 22. Some town halls are not established in their entire territory, but in selected parts and are gradually expanding.