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Old 15.05.2009, 23:15
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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

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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??
Yup, heard from a friend that parking on a pavement is CHF160.
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Re: Zurich: Blue Zone Parking card info

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You can actually order the parking cards for the blue zone online as well. Check out http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/internet...t/an/awpk.html (unfortunately all in German). Just fill in the details and print out your parking card. You can pay either by credit card or invoice.
link doesn't work anymore, also maybe they added english version ?

are the prices in this thread are current for 2009? at kreiseburo they told me they don't sell blue zone tickets for 1 year, they only have short-term ones for 45 days.
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Old 26.06.2009, 16:38
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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/content/...lligungen.html

The annual card for residents still exists and costs 240 Fr.
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Old 26.06.2009, 16:56
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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

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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??
Parking fine chf40, being inconsiderate enough to park on the pavement.... priceless, or in your case another chf120
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Old 27.06.2009, 21:05
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Re: Zurich: Blue Zone Parking card info

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And if you are brave enough, you can buy one of those automated parking cards with a built in timer, that shift the park time every 1h ...
In canton de Vaud the police also check that the engine is warm, and if it is cold you get a fine.
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Old 22.10.2009, 12:03
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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

Thanks for all the useful info. I want to confirm my understanding is right:

I have a friend who is driving from Germany tonight (Thu). We're going to have to park the vehicle near my house in a Blue zone all night today; we may also want to park most of tomorrow, and even tomorrow night. He leaves on Saturday afternoon.

For this:
1. I can park the whole night (from 6pm today till 8 am tomorrow), for free? Should I put up those dials or any such thing?
2. I need a Day-Parking Card (15 CHF) to be displayed on the car. Can I then park for the whole day in a blue zone?

Sorry if I have mis-understood any of the rules!!

Thanks a lot!!
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Old 22.10.2009, 12:24
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Thanks for all the useful info. I want to confirm my understanding is right:

I have a friend who is driving from Germany tonight (Thu). We're going to have to park the vehicle near my house in a Blue zone all night today; we may also want to park most of tomorrow, and even tomorrow night. He leaves on Saturday afternoon.

For this:
1. I can park the whole night (from 6pm today till 8 am tomorrow), for free? Should I put up those dials or any such thing?
2. I need a Day-Parking Card (15 CHF) to be displayed on the car. Can I then park for the whole day in a blue zone?

Sorry if I have mis-understood any of the rules!!

Thanks a lot!!
The dial only entitles you to an hour or hour and a half (depending on the area) of free parking. If you outstay this or reset your dial there is a chance an eagle-eyed parking dragon will leave a 40 franc fine and if you don't shift it there will be 120.- fine accompanying the 40.- one you already have, and so on. A whole day could get very expensive.

I would recommend getting a day parking card and following the guidelines on that.
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Old 22.10.2009, 12:27
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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

In the cities, what do the yellow crosses mean on the ground where sometimes cars have parked but have noticed nothing on the windshield?

Are you allowed to park in those spaces?
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Old 22.10.2009, 12:31
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The dial only entitles you to an hour or hour and a half (depending on the area) of free parking. If you outstay this or reset your dial there is a chance an eagle-eyed parking dragon will leave a 40 franc fine and if you don't shift it there will be 120.- fine accompanying the 40.- one you already have, and so on. A whole day could get very expensive.

I would recommend getting a day parking card and following the guidelines on that.
Thanks.. I was asking if I would need to put up a dial for parking during the night hours. My understanding was that if I bought a day parking card for 15 CHF and displayed it on the car (for tomorrow), I would be able to park from about 6 pm tonight, till 8 am on Saturday, essentially?

I will get a day parking right away!
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Thanks.. I was asking if I would need to put up a dial for parking during the night hours. My understanding was that if I bought a day parking card for 15 CHF and displayed it on the card, I would be able to park from about 6 pm tonight, till 8 am on Saturday, essentially?
Blue zone isn't checked from 6pm until 7am (well at least it isn't round by ours, according to the signs) but it would depend on the area - have a quick check.
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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

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In the cities, what do the yellow crosses mean on the ground where sometimes cars have parked but have noticed nothing on the windshield?

Are you allowed to park in those spaces?
They are private parking spaces, often belonging to shops or offices.
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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

Sorry for bumping this thread, but I have a question in regards to blue zone parking permits for residents.
I'm about to get a company car, and was wondering how that works. I don't know if the car will be put on my name (and thus let me request a permit) or not.
Anyone who has experience with having a company car and such a permit?
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Parking card for Blue Zone....is......

240 francs per year
you need to produce car documents
possible from the Kreisburo or the parking office near McDonalds Niederdorf...
Hi guys,

I would like to know if this information is still correct, and also if the parking card is limited to the area you live, or can it be anywhere in Zurich?

Thank you!
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In the cities, what do the yellow crosses mean on the ground where sometimes cars have parked but have noticed nothing on the windshield?

Are you allowed to park in those spaces?
Only stopping to load or unload is allowed. Otherwise it's illegal parking.
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Hi guys,

I would like to know if this information is still correct, and also if the parking card is limited to the area you live, or can it be anywhere in Zurich?

Thank you!
The parking card is only for your neighbourhood living area: not the whole "village" and not for where you work.
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Sorry for bumping this thread, but I have a question in regards to blue zone parking permits for residents.
I'm about to get a company car, and was wondering how that works. I don't know if the car will be put on my name (and thus let me request a permit) or not.
Anyone who has experience with having a company car and such a permit?
10 years ago I tried and failed?

In Berne they would only issue a parking card to the vehicle owner at their registered home address.

I think companies could buy 2 cards for their company home address.
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The parking card is only for your neighbourhood living area: not the whole "village" and not for where you work.
My situation is as followed : I'll be moving to Zurich for work, and I have been given accomodation for a month. After that month, I'll move somewhere else.

If I take a parking card, can it be changed to another residential area once I move, or do I need to buy another one? Thank you.
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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

Each town has it's own rules. In Berne as a visitor you might get a 1 month parking card, but you have to be registered as living at the address.
You could park outside somewhere and use public transport, which is what they want you to do.
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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

hi everybody
i'd like to know if what stated in this thread is still valid, in particular about the duration of free parking in blue areas in zurich: is it still 1 hour (at least, without considering special cases as 3 hours)?

thanks
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Re: Zurich Parking [Blue Zone info]

Just to clarify the rules...

Parking is free of charge in the blue zone spots from 18:00 until 8:00am every night.

When arriving at 16:30 or later, it's OK to leave the car until 8:00.

Can someone correct me if I'm wrong?
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