About the project
First chargeable parking slots appeared in Moscow on November 1, 2012 as part of a pilot project. Now chargeable parking lots exist in the majority of neighborhoods and districts that are the busiest and the most popular among the drivers
Since June 1, 2013 chargeable parking was introduced within the Boulevard Ring. Since June 1, 2014 chargeable parking lots appeared near the Moscow City International Business Center where the differential rates were introduced for the first time in Moscow.
The project proved to be efficient:
- Travelling speed increased by 12%;
- Parking violation reduced by 64%;
- The number of personal vehicles entering the territory within the Garden Ring reduced by 25%;
- Vehicles turnover rate increased 4-fold (before the average parking time used to be 6-8 hours, now this parameter is not exceeding 1,5 hours).
Since August 1, 2014 the Moscow Parking Space expanded up to the Third Transport Ring of Moscow and then scaling up became more occasional. Parking lots appeared in the busiest places located close to the most popular places: shopping malls, business centers, metro stations, railway stations, markets, parks, other green zones, etc.
Since 2018 charged curb parking went within the Moscow Circle Road.
The main objectives of the project are:
- Reduction in the number of the city parking violations;
- Increase in travelling speed in the parking zone areas;
- Increase of parking slots turnaround rate;
- Reduction in the number of personal vehicles entering the territory and promotion of public transport services
Chargeable parking lots improve an overall city traffic situation and increase street capacity. After the launch of the common parking standards and rules, there is no more “spontaneous parking” on the city streets, and the traffic conditions are comfortable traffic for drivers, public transport passengers and pedestrians.
Chargeable parking lots help the city to cope with a number of transportation issues. The traffic speed of vehicles in the city center has increased even in rush hour, the number of emergency sites has decreased, and thus the arrival time of emergency services reduced notably.
Those who work or go shopping in the city center, spend their time more efficiently, because there is no need to waste time searching for a vacant parking spot. Currently, the average duration of the parking session, regardless the zone, is 1 hour 20 minutes, and less than 1 hour in the increased fee areas.Fee and parking types
Fees are established based on street business and the necessity to prioritize residential parking. The maximum fee of 380 RUR is set in the busiest streets (with a 100% daily capacity, e.g. Neglinnaya, Malaya Bronnaya, Petrovka streets) within the Third Ring Road.
The changes of parking fee policy helped to unload parking lots allowed drivers to park in those places, where it was impossible previously. Residents can use parking for free from 8PM to 8AM, but they can also upgrade their residential permit, which will cost 3000 RUR a year and provide free parking 24-hours-a-day.
- On-street parking
- Parking lots near socially important locations
- Parking with the barrier
- Truck parking lots
- Bus parking
There are over 90 thousand chargeable parking slots in Moscow, more 10% of which are reserved for low-mobility citizens.
Free-of-charge parking lots are situated near socially important locations, such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, cathedrals, medical research institutions. Such parking facilities are marked with special signs and are free to visitors.
Chargeable parking lots with lifting gates are distributed around the city and located close to the most visited places, transport hubs and in residential areas. Parking lots operate 24/7.
There are special facilities for truck parking exceeding 1.5 tons weight. Such parking lots are located within the busiest sales areas to provide space for truck loading and unloading. Such areas are marked with a 8.4.1. type of Vehicle sign with a permissible load of over 1.5 tons and parking zone code starts from 5***.
Parking lots for tourist buses are located close to monuments, theatres, parks and museums. Bus parking lots are marked and have respective signs and information stands. Bus parking lots code also starts from 5***.