Parking in the capital will be more expensive. The Town Hall wants to raise rates in the entire pay zone and separate its downtown part, in which we will pay even more. Penalties for avoiding paying for parking are also more severe.
The parking revolution was announced by President Rafał Trzaskowski during a conference on the city’s climate policy. He announced new proposals for parking in the Paid Unguarded Parking Zone on Monday, when he presented reporters on the pedestrian safety package.
Parking prices will go up
As reported by Trzaskowski on Wednesday, the first hour of parking in SPPN would cost PLN 3.9 (instead of PLN 3), the second 4.6 PLN (instead of 3.6 PLN), the third 5.5 PLN (instead of 4.2 PLN), while fourth and each subsequent PLN 3.9 (instead of PLN 3).
This is not the end of the increases, because the city hall would also like to separate the City Center Paid Parking Zone, in which the fees would be higher than in other parts of it.
According to the announcements, the initial rates to be applied in Śródmieście are 4.9 for the first hour and 7 PLN for the third hour. Additionally, parking in ŚSPP will be paid also on weekends.
Officials also want to expand the Paid Unguarded Parking Zone. In addition to Wola and Praga Północ, where consultations with residents are pending on this issue, new parking meters are to be erected in Praga-Południe and the Prague Port (over 5,600 parking spaces), in Śródmieście Południe, in subsequent areas of Mokotów and in Ochota (over 12,500 parking spaces). ), in Mokotów Południe (3,700 parking spaces), in Wola near Jana Kazimierza Street (around 1,000 parking spaces) and in Żoliborz (around 8,700 parking spaces). In total, the new area of the Unguarded Paid Parking Zone would expand by nearly 40,600 parking spaces.
The Town Hall also announces an increase in penalties for drivers who have so far neglected parking fees. The amount of the penalty is to increase to a maximum amount of PLN 250 (PLN 170 if the fee has been paid within 7 days from the date of the call) and PLN 100 as a warning when the first ticket is not valid.
Trzaskowski road changes package
A few days after the tragic accident at Socrates, President Trzaskowski announced a package of changes to improve pedestrian safety in the capital. The plans include, among others, covering 2/3 of Warsaw’s streets with a max speed of30 zone, Construction of roundabouts, lighting of pedestrian crossings and building traffic lights on them.
The president also appealed to the government to restore the right of municipalities to set up speed cameras, increase fines (especially those punishing for violations in the area of pedestrian crossings) and to introduce provisions regarding absolute priority for pedestrians approaching the crossing.