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Blue zones

Blue zones are areas where parking is free for a limited duration.

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Free parking is limited to 1 hour. Drivers are required to display a parking disc on their windscreen, indicating the time they arrived.

The inhabitants and shop owners of a district can purchase a sticker enabling them to remain parked in a blue zone for an unlimited period of time.

The parking disc

This must be placed on the windscreen in a clearly visible manner. The arrow must be placed on the line following that indicating the actual time of arrival. The blue disc allows a driver to remain parked for 60 minutes during working days from Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Lunch break: When arriving between 11.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m., parking is authorised until 2.30 p.m.

In the evening and at night: From 7 p.m. to 8 a.m., the parking disc does not need to be displayed, as long as the vehicle is no longer parked by 8 a.m. the next morning.

On Sundays: the parking disc does not need to be displayed, as long as the vehicle is no longer parked by 8 a.m. Monday morning.

Public holidays are treated as Sundays in the blue zones, unless:

- the sign carries an additional panel stipulating a different rule;
- the sign indicates ‘disque 3h’ or ‘disque 15h’, without any further information.

Purchase

The parking disc is available from police stations, service stations and shops selling car accessories.

The sticker

This is allocated according to the zone of residence of the driver or company. It costs:

  • for inhabitants: CHF 200 per year;
  • for companies: CHF 400 per year.
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Article modifié le 02.03.2020 à 15:31