Starting on 1 October, street parking in the city centre of Groningen is set to rise to four euros per hour.
Translation by Traci White
Currently, parking costs 2.90 in the city centre and 2.70 in other neighbourhoods. The higher rates are set to come into effect in the binnenstad, Binnenstad-Oost and the Hortusbuurt in October. In January of 2020, the Westerhaven parking rates will also rise to four euros.
Dagblad van het Noorden reports in the other city neighbourhoods, street parking rates will eventually rise from 2 euros to 2.40. The more expensive street parking is part of a municipal effort to discourage street parking and stimulate more drivers to make use of the city’s parking garages and park and ride facilities.
Although Groningen’s street parking may seem steep, Amsterdam recently raised the hourly rate for street parking by 50 percent to 7.50 euros per hour, making the city the most expensive for parking in the Netherlands. In other northern cities, street parking costs 2.80 an hour in Leeuwarden and 2 euros an hour in Emmen.
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