The new parking fees approved by the Bucharest General Council (CGMB) in mid-June entered into force on July 1. This means higher parking tariffs, especially in the center of the city, where the fee increased from RON 1.5 per hour to RON 10 per hour.
The measure is aimed at easing the traffic in downtown Bucharest, but also at reducing air pollution and promoting alternative transportation and the public transport, according to the City Hall.
According to the project approved by CGMB, the capital is now split into several zones with different parking fees.
Zone 0 covers the city center and is split into four areas: the Intercontinetal underground parking area, N. Balcescu - C.A. Rosetti - D. Gerota - J. L. Calderon - T. Arghezi - Carol I streets; the underground parking area of Universitatii Square, N. Balcescu - I. Campineanu - Calea Victoriei - Splaiul Independentei - Halelor - I. C. Bratianu streets; the Cocor area, I. C. Bratianu - Sf. Vineri - Calea Mosilor - H. Botev - C. Coposu streets; and the Unirea area, with the streets C. Coposu - M. Basarab - Mircea Voda - Unirii – Bratianu. In this zones, the parking fee increased from RON 1.5 to RON 10.
Tariffs drop to RON 5, RON 2.5 and RON 1.5 in the other zones, based on their distance from the city center. Residents, however, benefit prom preferential rates, according to the City Hall.
Zone 1 comprises the specially arranged parking spaces between Zone 0 and the perimeter agreed by the Integrated Air Quality Plan, bounded by the streets: Victoriei Square - Iancu de Hunedoara Blvd. - Polona Street - Mihai Eminescu Street - Traian Street - Nerva Traian Street - Gh. Sincai Blvd. – Lanariei Street - Serban Voda Road - Marasesti Blvd. - Mitropolit Nifon Street – Libertatii Blvd. - Calea 13 Septembrie - Izvor Street - B. P. Hasdeu Street - Vasile Parvan Street - Berzei Street - Buzesti Street - Victoriei Square. Here, the parking fees are of RON 5 and RON 2.5, depending on day and time.
In Zone 2, which is located between Zone 1 and the city limits, the tariffs are RON 2.5 and RON 1.5, depending on day and time.
Irina Marica, [email protected]ania-insider.com