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So empty the Park houses are really

If Zurich would be ticking, as always, would now be dug somewhere in the city a deep hole and a new car Park built. But in Zurich, something has changed: The city government wants to remove hundreds of Parking spaces, without earthly compensation. It is a departure from the standard solution, as it was written in the historic Parking compromise of 1996.

SP-building construction superintendent Andre or Matt for more car parks in the City is unnecessary. The existing are already working as well as ever. So you would remove just excess capacity. This assessment was based on an analysis of the data from the six Central plants, it says on demand. Free places are normally available. But is it really?

50'000 samples

to review p> To this statement, has detected the TA in the past two weeks, every quarter of an hour, the number of free seats in all the 37 car parks connected to the city's Park system. The result of the 50'000 samples: At first glance, houses, prevails in this Park, indeed, an astounding Empty – but this picture changes greatly, the more it narrows the views of those places and times that are for the current debate is crucial.

throughout the town there was within the two-week test, only four Park houses, which were occupied during more than 20 per cent of their opening Hours to the last seat. In two-thirds of the Park houses, however, there is almost always a free Parking space. However, these Figures are misleading. The crucial assessment period, the store opening hours are, because the most important Argument for Parking revenues, the motorized customers in the shops of the city of generate – whether it's Park houses in the night, empty, no one will care.

in Addition, you have to limit yourself geographically to the city centre, on the scope of the Park place compromise that is now on the Brink. This applies not only to the old town and the City, but extends to the long street and the high school district. During business hours the Parking garages in this area in the test weeks were occupied in an average of two-thirds.

Jelmoli is often fully occupied

a Particularly sought-after Parking spaces in the downtown and around the Bahnhofstrasse. There the only two Park houses with an average occupancy of over 80 per cent, of that of Jelmoli, and the tallow species in the vicinity of the Pelican square. On average, only half of the relatively new City Parking gessnerallee and the Parking station at the carpark of space are filled, although both are very centrally located. The large car Park on the High Promenade, is even filled only to one third.

In the City Parking yesterday afternoon, which means this statistic in sheet metal and concrete: On the top floor of the car are tightly closed, including many from neighbouring cantons and from Germany. In the floor underneath the ranks are thinning. An older couple from St. Gallen, making ready for the stroll through the city. When it comes to Zurich, is aiming for it, despite the steep prices, always direct is a car Park – "as we have always found a place".

Early

not worth The average occupancy yet answered the question of whether peak times Parking is available, as the city Council says. Among the six Park houses, on which it is based this statement, is that the Jelmoli – and for this the answer is: no. It is fully booked, while 44 percent of the opening hours of shops complete. Usually, it is during the week starting at 11 PM and starts only against 15 o'clock to empty. "You must know and early to head into town, then it's no Problem," says a woman from the Canton of Schwyz, which rises straight out of your car.

it looks Better in the new Opera, and in the Urania, where it had been during the week, with the exception of Thursday lunch time. Both houses approach each in the early afternoon of the full occupancy, but then the Trend turns again. To be occupied any Minute the City Parking, the Hohe Promenade, the Park Hyatt in the financial district, and the somewhat peripheral location, stomp Bach were the equivalent of nearly one-third of the total of 15 Parkieranlagen in the territory of the historic compromise.

Saturday noon closing

A different picture emerges at the most important day of shopping on Saturday. In the city, middle Park, houses even up to 16 at free places – the stomp Bach is even as good as orphaned, even though there are only two tram stops to the main train station. But in the City the Parking garages fill up quickly and stay the whole day busy: Globus and Jelmoli are already around 10 PM, an hour later, the valley garden and the large Urania and in the early afternoon all others.

Only one exception: the High Promenade, shopping moderately, apparently on the "wrong" side of town, there are also Saturdays always has a place. This car Park is likely to be in the pre-Christmas hype for many the last refuge. Because in December, not to tell respondents Park house Habitués in unison to meet definitely what the city Council say: "it is here every day like a Saturday."

Created: 21.11.2019, 21:00 clock

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