20 Moscow Way of Parking

Moscow Way of Parking

Posted on July 2, 2011 by team

What do thousands of drivers do in the Russian capital each day? The answer is obvious – they look for a parking lot. As there are not enough parking spaces in Moscow, drivers have to either be impudent and park their cars very close to other cars (contrary to all rules and the convenience of others) or look for a parking lot within several hundred meters from the destination… However, there is one more option – to park on a sidewalk.

A sidewalk is no longer a pedestrian area. The choice is poor: you can either wipe a side of a car with your clothes or walk along the roadway.

And what are moms with strollers supposed to do?

A privileged place at the entrance.


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20 Responses to “Moscow Way of Parking”

  1. Ham are sick Al says:

    I was in Kazan a few months back. I saw many cars improperly parked. So I am not surprised at the photos. If cars were parked like that in my city they would of been tagged and towed. Solutions could be designated parking lots, parkades and paid parking as a deterrent.Many empty building lots could be used for temporary designated parking areas.

  2. Archy Bunka says:

    A. Bunka here. Automobiles are the alpha species on this planet and should be permitted to park where they wish…

  3. Macsen says:

    I believe the proper term for these people is “douchbag parkers”.

  4. six-string samurai says:

    If there were enough parking space, people wouldn’t park where they shouldn’t.

  5. boteff says:

    For the western viewer that may be shocking .. but its looks absolutely normal for me .. its same here in Bulgaria :>.

  6. Uncledoh says:

    they need “London style” parking control… unfortunatly, that may cause civilian unrest lol

  7. Finnish Alcoholics Online says:

    My car is parked in garbage.

  8. Baron says:

    i thought here in ny parking was bad.

  9. alessio says:

    same in France and Italy only that the tickets costs an eye of your head if they catch you.
    Car drivers are an international species: unrespectful , rude to pedestrian and wheelersporters and dangerous

  10. Fallingwater says:

    Italy is almost the same, except roads are usually in less terrible condition.

  11. Montesquieu says:

    This is a common European problem, if not a global problem. Where to find a parking spot. Especially in places full of cars and smaller streets.

  12. Greg says:

    Russia does not know how to park!

  13. Musa says:

    This happens in the United States too maybe just not as often as in Russia.

  14. fyrul says:

    wait till u see in malaysia, the parking attitude here even worst… lol

  15. Thomas says:

    Some of these pics make me wonder why there’s a wide street and parking prohibited and some that why the street is so narrow when there’s huge empty space on both sides. Surely not purely political reasons like here in West?

    (Greens (the ideology and many of those) don’t need cars to do work so those are more or less prohibited by blocking the traffic (on purpose) and removing parking slots: No-one else is not allowed to have car either because *I* don’t need one. Does that sound familiar?)

    That’s the other side of the issue, the other is that some people are douchebags.

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