|GP: New parking fee system reduce traffic in Pécs - Hungary|
A new parking fee system with zones has cut down traffic in Pécs inner city. The zone system makes parking in the centre expensive. More people now use public transport and the environmental, living and working conditions have improved.
It used to be impossible to park in the whole city centre of Pécs. People coming to work in the centre parked their cars and left them there for the whole day. During daytime, car-drivers tried to find free space – without result – and the city centre was always full with cars looking for parking space. This resulted in unnecessary congestion, emissions of green house gases and other pollutants. Since parking was free, no income was generated.
László Soó, Municipal Operations and Property Management Company of Pécs, +36 72 227 055; +36 72 227 055,
The above project is part of the 'CIVITAS - Trendsetter' initiative