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Old 03.06.2008, 15:05
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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

Yes. You can get a parking disk at petrol station shops, shouldn't cost more than a few francs.
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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

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Yes. You can get a parking disk at petrol station shops, shouldn't cost more than a few francs.
You can probably get them from your local community for free. I seem to remember that we've had a couple sent to us at one time or another in the mail.
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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

the two I've had have been free from the insurance company and free with a car - one's actually a nice ice-scraper too
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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

Hello everyone,

I have found this forum through google. I am new here. I've been reading through many posts and it's really great. I must say you guys are doing a great job.

I have moved to Switzerland and live in the Zurich area. The other day I drove my son to the dentist and parked my car in a blue zone at for just 15 minutes. Unfortunnately I forgot to put the "Parkscheibe" on display and got a fine.

Do you know if it is possible to contest a fine in Zurich? I can easily prove that my car was parked there for just 15 minutes. Or would it just a waste of time?

Thanks!
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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

Where can I obtain one of these blue discs? I am assuming we can use this for our moving van that will be arriving and only staying an hour or two?

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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

Most companies that want to advertise will do them for free. Just have to ask them for one.

Banks or Insurance agents seem to be a good bet, we got two from Winterthur ...

I have seen them for sale in Heim & Hobby (Coop/Migro) places if you don't want to appear affiliated to anything.

Any vehicle can put one in the windscreen and park for 1 hour (I believe but no doubt if I am wrong someone will be polite enough to mention it ...)

Do not be tempted to under estimate your arrival, over stay too long or worst of all move the disc every hour a couple of times ... I've been fined for two of these ... grin ...
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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

Where do non-residents park? Does the blue zone thing apply to them? Do they have to go to the public parkings? Can I get a blue zone wheel for guests?
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Old 07.10.2008, 16:01
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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

Non-residents can park in the blue zone but you need to have a parking disk on display which shows how long you have parked as it is restricted to an hour or hour and a half.

Residents can apply for a parking permit which for 200-odd francs a year gives you unlimited parking.

As a resident you don't get a guaranteed space because you are in direct competition with the other residents AND the "have-to-come-to-the-city-in-my-car" shoppers choking up all the spaces. (Small rant of mine... )
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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

Are there any other parking discs besides the blue parking discs?

I parked at a parking space at the SBB station in Au (ZH) to buy some tickets from the machine. There was a sign that showed "Max 15 mins" and it also had a picture on it that showed something that looked like a parking disc (I have no idea). The lines painted on the road were white, so I didn't think the blue disc would be needed. I observed that all the people who park there just hop off their cars.

Any idea what this sign means at a non blue area parking?

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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

This sign means you have to display your little "parking clock" which I'm sure you must already have in your car. Basically you display the time you arrived on your clock so that any friendly parking attendant will know how long you've been there. In your case you dont want to exceed 15 minutes...

The other sign probably represented the SBB season tickets that you can buy for parking at each railway station.
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Old 21.01.2009, 16:20
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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

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This sign means you have to display your little "parking clock" which I'm sure you must already have in your car. Basically you display the time you arrived on your clock so that any friendly parking attendant will know how long you've been there. In your case you dont want to exceed 15 minutes...

The other sign probably represented the SBB season tickets that you can buy for parking at each railway station.
"Parking clock"? The only thing I have is the blue disc with the time disc that rotates. Isn't this only used at blue parking zones? The disc only has 30 minute intervals, so I'm not sure how the 15 mins will work.

Just my luck that a police car drove past as I was about to leave. Wonder if they would send me a ticket for not having a "Parking clock".

I never see police cars when I am nicely parked in a paid lot, but they seem to pop up when I am unsure of something.
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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

If a blue disc with a time disc that rotates cant be referred to as a "parking clock", then I dont know what can.

What does everyone else call this thing? Mr Parky? Parky parky tick-tock?

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If a blue disc with a time disc that rotates cant be referred to as a "parking clock", then I dont know what can.

What does everyone else call this thing? Mr Parky? Parky parky tick-tock?

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A blue disc, for blue parking areas.

What you are saying is that the blue disc should also be used for white parking areas with a picture of the 'parking clock'?

How do you show that you arrived at 9:15am on a disc that only shows 00 & 30 mins? Bear in mind that the arrows have to be on the black lines.
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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

i've read few threads about parking and i'm more confused that i was before reading them...

so for how long can you park in blue zones with 'park clock' ? 60 minutes or 90 minutes? (half of people claim it's 60 half it's 90)

if i come, do i really have to set it to the time of arrival, or maybe set it to the next round 30 minutes interval, as some are claiminig?

from what i understand, if i come at let's say 9:35 , i can set it to 10:00 (which is not my time of arrival!) and i can leave my car until 11.

and then, some people are claiming i can change the clock again, and some that it is forbidden to stay at the same spot. so how is it?
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Old 23.04.2009, 17:22
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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

It's one hour starting at the next half or full hour. So 60-89 minutes depending on when you arrive. And you set the card to the next half hour line on the disk.
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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

and what about going back to a car and changing clock (so staying at the same spot), is it allowed?
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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

The official Stadt Zurich guide.

The official Stadt Zurich guide, translated by a robot.
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and what about going back to a car and changing clock (so staying at the same spot), is it allowed?
No, legally it needs to be moved.

"One pays for, if
  • the Parkscheibe not well or is not completely visible.
  • the arrival time was wrongly stopped.
  • the maximally permissible park duration was exceeded.
  • the arrival time was again stopped, without the vehicle was inserted before into traffic. "
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Old 23.04.2009, 17:31
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and what about going back to a car and changing clock (so staying at the same spot), is it allowed?
Now that would be nice. No, and moving the car to another space in the same street isn't either as far as I remember.

As it says in Yokine's link, best read the rules on the back of the disk.
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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

Just wondering if anyone knows.. what are the levels of parking fine in Zurich? i was parking on a pavement for a few minutes and returned to a 160CHF bill! It's steep.. I heard parking fines were 40CHF??
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