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Old 19.05.2010, 09:59
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[Geneva] Free parking areas in Geneva or surroundings

I have to go to Genève for a week and have lots of things to carry.

It would be better to come by car, but then I don't need the car for daily use.

I'd like to find a place where I could left the car parked for the week and maybe use it when needed.

I remember there was this area aside the highway entry ramp on the industrial area in Les Acacias that was still white parking area 3 years ago and some other areas behind the train station, but those were converted to blue zones just before I left.

Do someone know about free parking areas at Geneva or at some close village ?
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Old 19.05.2010, 10:08
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Re: [Geneva] Free parking areas in Geneva or surroundings

how well do you know Geneva?..
there is some parking lakeside, rue du Lausanne, just past the WTO and another lot about a mile further down by the autoroute entrance but..

1) I don't know if they allow 24 hour parking

2 ) how safe it may be if it is allowed.

3) public transport.... the nearer lot is about a 20 min walk from the nearest bus stop ( not so far but if you have to carry things to /from... )


http://maps.google.ch/maps?q=geneva&...11,31.7,,0,8.7


edit : I just zoomed in on the "P" sign on the map above and their are parking hours posted.. now again I don't know if those are enforced.
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Re: [Geneva] Free parking areas in Geneva or surroundings

There's unlimited white parking on the Chemin des Palettes, although finding a spot there depends on time of day. It's right next to the tram stop Palettes, which gets you to the center in 10 minutes. Worth a try.
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Old 19.05.2010, 10:27
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Re: [Geneva] Free parking areas in Geneva or surroundings

Yes, I remember the place in Pallettes.

There is a place in La Praille, a friend of mine told me is still white but it is the industrial zone, and as my car has Zürich plates it could be a bit dangerous to leave it there.
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Old 19.05.2010, 10:30
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Re: [Geneva] Free parking areas in Geneva or surroundings

How about Park and Ride..? Don't know if they have daily rates (I can't read French).

http://www.ge.ch/parkings/
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Old 19.05.2010, 11:04
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Re: [Geneva] Free parking areas in Geneva or surroundings

Loads of free parking have been turn to "blue places" where you can left your car for 90 mn with the blue thingy stuff. Geneva's no more a free parking town.....
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Re: [Geneva] Free parking areas in Geneva or surroundings

There are plenty whites around where I live. 20 minutes on the bus 8 to downtown.
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Old 19.05.2010, 11:19
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There are plenty whites around where I live. 20 minutes on the bus 8 to downtown.
20 minutes ? you're no more in Geneva town... You've also plenty of free places in Onex, Bernex, and outside villages.
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Re: [Geneva] Free parking areas in Geneva or surroundings

Shorrick is a villager ?
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Impossible to have a garden, let alone without swimming pool in downtown Geneva.
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Old 19.05.2010, 19:28
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Re: [Geneva] Free parking areas in Geneva or surroundings

small timer...
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Re: [Geneva] Free parking areas in Geneva or surroundings

Hi everybody, I am really new and glad I found you are still discussing this matter. So what do you suggest in terms of nearby villages? What is the policy? White lines are free, blue lines you pay, correct? Thank you!
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Old 21.05.2010, 11:12
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Re: [Geneva] Free parking areas in Geneva or surroundings

blue lines parkings are free too, but you can stay only a certain time if you don't live/work there. After that time, you can be fined....

If you live in the area, you can ask for a *macaron* which gives you the right to stay all the time you want. (but the macaron isn't free)

The others need the *the blue wheel* (sorry don't know how to call that) where you indicate the time you've arrived.

Some places have also a ticket machine where you put your money.
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Old 21.05.2010, 11:22
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Hi everybody, I am really new and glad I found you are still discussing this matter. So what do you suggest in terms of nearby villages? What is the policy? White lines are free, blue lines you pay, correct? Thank you!
white lines without a parkometer sign are free
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Re: [Geneva] Free parking areas in Geneva or surroundings

In front of Palais des nation along Avenue de la Paix, but you will be very lucky to find available space). If you drive further towards Chambesy along Route de pregny, you will find a few more free parking places.
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Re: [Geneva] Free parking areas in Geneva or surroundings

ave de la Paix is blue parking tho.
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ave de la Paix is blue parking tho.
No it is not..unless it changed today:-)
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Re: [Geneva] Free parking areas in Geneva or surroundings

Chateau de Penthes opposite the U.S. Mission. The parking is for visitors only but ........
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Re: [Geneva] Free parking areas in Geneva or surroundings

Thank you very much! Do you know if you need Geneva plates to get the macaron, or can I get it with my current (foreign) plates?
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Old 22.05.2010, 21:53
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Thank you very much! Do you know if you need Geneva plates to get the macaron, or can I get it with my current (foreign) plates?
That's a good question.

There's no mention about that.

If you understand French : http://www.geneve.ch/parkings/abonne..._macarons.html

They ask about the *bail à loyer* (proof you're living in the area) and the *carte grise* (id) of your car.


editing : was going to forget to welcome you, as you're new on here
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