Changes will soon be made to paid parking zones in Reykjavík, the City announced yesterday. A recent tally indicates that parking spaces just outside paid-parking zones are heavily used.
Heavy use of spaces just outside paid parking zones
Yesterday, the City announced that it will be expanding paid parking zones in Reykjavík. According to a press release, a recent tally has indicated that spaces just beyond paid parking zones are heavily used. This gives “occasion to expand paid-parking zones in specific areas” and in accordance with regulations. The expansion will mainly apply to Zone 2 parking spaces but also to Zone 1 and 3.
At a meeting on Wednesday, the City’s Environment and Planning Branch (Umhverfis- og skipulagsráð) approved a proposal, which has subsequently been referred to City Council. The proposal has also been put to the capital area police where it met with approval. The proposal will, however, not come into effect prior to approval and publication by City Council. Appropriate signage and metres must also be installed within new paid-parking zones.
The following parking zones will be expanded:
- Parking Zone 1
- Grettisgata between Rauðarárstígur and Snorrabraut
- Parking Zone 2
- Öldugata, Bárugata, Ránargata, and Vesturgata (between Ægisgata and Stýrimannastígur
- Ásvallagata and Sólvallagata (east of Hofsvallagata)
- Hávallagata (between Hofsvallagata and Blómvallagata)
- Tjarnargata (from no. 33 to Hringbraut)
- Baldursgata (between Freyjugata and Skólavörðustígur)
- Lokastígur and Þórsgata up to Skólavörðustígur
- The area between Laugavegur, Rauðarárstígur and Bríetartún
- Parking Zone 3
- Baldursgata and Bragagata (from Nönnugata to Freyjugata)
- Freyjugata (from Baldursgata to Njarðargata)
As noted by the press release, residents within paid parking zones can apply for residential cards. Conditions being met, holders of residential cards are allowed to park within applicable parking zones for free.