Moscow increases parking penalties ten-fold

By Anonymous (not verified) / Updated: 27 Aug 2015
In a bid to control the chaos and congestion affecting Russian capital’s streets, Moscow city council has increased parking fines ten-fold.
In a bid to control the chaos and congestion affecting Russian capital’s streets, Moscow city council has increased parking fines ten-fold. Under new laws controlling parking in the Russian capital, fines for many offences that have until now been rarely enforced rise from 300 roubles (£5.85) to 3,000 roubles (£58.5). The move is part of a move to improve Moscow's image as it tries to become a global financial centre.

The massive hike in penalty fees has provoked anger and bemusement from many residents. However, city council officials say they are seeking to bring order to capital’s congested streets, which are blighted with double-parking, illegal parking in bus lanes, unusable loading bays and hazards to pedestrians, who find pavements and crossing points are routinely blocked. With a population of 11.5 million, Moscow is Russia’s largest city.

Source: Parking Review
Country: 
Russia
Topic: 
Traffic and demand management