In inner-city neighborhoods, it is often difficult to find a Parking space. Often cars around, but long unused. Now Parking permits for residents could be more expensive.
Berlin (dpa) - In densely populated residential areas in inner cities could be for residents soon, the Parking is more expensive. In the future, the countries may regulate rates of fees for the Issuing of Parking cards for residents of urban districts, in which there is a significant Parking shortages.
The Federal Council approved a corresponding bill passed by the Bundestag. The countries can delegate to the municipalities. Previously a resident Parking permit shall cost 10.20 Euro to 30,70 euros per year.
From the point of view of the German cities, this price is not more, it ceiling often once more the administrative burden on the cities for signs and badges. In the view of the cities should be in the future, a framework of 20 to 200 euros, said chief Executive Helmut Dedy.
The concern is that the cities increased now suddenly your fees for the resident's Parking, is unfounded. A survey among the member cities of the cities have shown some time ago that a number of cities sought to increase the fees, but moderate and gradual.
"So how is the traffic in many cities is organized, he pushes it to the limits. Some of the city almost choked on car traffic," said Dedy. "The public space in cities is scarce and too valuable to be just a road and a car Park. We need our inner cities, open spaces and places for people." To control the traffic better, it need reasonable prices for residents Parking permits. "We need to turn the Traffic so that more people do not own a car.
Dedy said, the countries should not limit the maximum amount of. This would be contrary to the stated goal, to give the municipalities the freedom of choice. Only the respective Parking situation is known. That's why should be set the Charges for residents Parking.
The motorists club ADAC, said that a more flexible regime to give the cities and municipalities more possibilities, the Parking fees to the local conditions to align. Not the ADAC could understand, however, that the Bundestag had dispensed with the upper limit. Mobility must remain affordable and the fees in a socially responsible manner.
"In the cities there are many people who are dependent on the car and a short way from the Car to the apartment - not least the elderly. To Park close to the place of residence, it may be, therefore, no social question." Prices should not be set arbitrarily, for example, the ADAC. If lander wanted to in the future, adopt their own Fee schedules for residential Parking, you should set a socially acceptable upper limit.
In many residential areas, especially in large cities, Parking is allowed only with a resident Parking permit. Residents should be able to reach your apartment within walking distance. In Germany, the cost of residents Parking permits are very low in international comparison, as it was called in a paper published by the think-tank Agora shift in Traffic.
Bundesrat TOP 8Updated Date: 07 June 2020, 19:33