France/ Parking: a commune in Haute-Savoie launches a social and ecological parking tariff

Published on 13/06/2024 | La rédaction


Big cars and the rich will pay more to park in Ambilly, Haute-Savoie. This measure, the first of its kind in France, will come into force this autumn.

In Ambilly, Haute-Savoie, wealthy owners of large cars will pay more for parking from autumn 2024. The Haute-Savoie commune near Geneva has decided to adjust its parking rates according to drivers' incomes and the pollution generated by their vehicles. A first in France. The measure is designed to alleviate the difficulties associated with the high demand for parking, exacerbated by cross-border activity with Switzerland. The aim is to prevent car-hoarding and anarchic parking.

A social tariff too

Some shopkeepers are concerned about the impact on their business. The new system provides for higher rates for more polluting cars and for owners with higher incomes, while offering reduced rates for more modest residents and eco-responsible vehicles.


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