01. 11. 12. - 13:06
Short parking to be extended again
Vienna council officials have now agreed to further expansion of the short parking zones in the city to include Penzing, Ottakring and Hernals.
The extension will mean that the short parking zone now extends all the way to the Wienerwald (Vienna Woods).
The move was strongly criticised by the Freedom party and the conservative People's party.
But representatives of the affected districts have already agreed the expansion now with short parking zone coordinator Leopold Bubak.
The new zones will come into force from the start of next year.
The move follows the fact that making five regions of the city into short parking areas in October where it is necessary to pay or have a permit is forcing hundreds of drivers to move further out of the city. That has meant that free parking spaces are now almost impossible to find in the other regions like the Ottakring region for example.
The councillor responsible for the region Franz Prokop (SPÖ) said at the time: "On the Flötzersteig, the Johann Staud-Straße, the Wilhelminenstraße and the Baumeistergasse all you can see cars parked everywhere bumper-to-bumper. That's why I want Ottakring to have a solution to the problem as soon as possible."
The affected areas where parking tickets or permits were introduced in October included Meidling, Penzing, Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus, parts of Ottakring and Hernals.
The new permit costs €140 which is €30 cheaper than at the inner-city districts and those who don't have a permit need to pay to park between 9am and 7pm from Monday to Friday. Weekends and bank holidays are exempt.
The region around the Stadthalle has a separate rule with the deadline extended until 2200 and the price is also more expensive – €170. In addition it is only possible to park for up to 2 hours at a time before the car needs to be moved.