Resident parking is becoming significantly more expensive in Hamburg
Hamburg residents’ parking fees are set to rise to 65 euros on January 1st next year. A corresponding proposal is in the Senate vote, but the coalition partners are in agreement, the authority for transport and mobility said on Wednesday. Only last July 1, the annual fee was raised from 25 to 45 euros (for online applications). According to the authority led by Senator Anjes Tjarks (Greens), parking in Hamburg is still cheap compared to other German and European cities. In Vienna, drivers would have to pay 160 euros per year for their reserved parking space.
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Authority: Parking in Hamburg is still too cheap
In addition, the maintenance of public roads and parking areas is becoming more and more expensive. Construction, cleaning, repair and monitoring caused annual costs of around 120 euros per parking space. “Resident parking, which is very cheap in an international comparison, only covers a fraction of the actual expenses,” said government spokesman Dennis Krämer. “Bild.de” had previously reported on the increase. (mp / dpa).