Moscow Way of Parking

Moscow Way of Parking

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.

Moscow Way of Parking

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?

Moscow Way of Parking

A privileged place at the entrance.

Moscow Way of Parking

Moscow Way of Parking

Moscow Way of Parking

Parking across the sidewalk.

Moscow Way of Parking

Public transport can’t approach stops…

Moscow Way of Parking

This is mainly because of private taxi cars standing at “profitable places”.

Moscow Way of Parking

Or simply because of the impudence of drivers.

Moscow Way of Parking

Moscow Way of Parking

Moscow Way of Parking

A separate topic – places for people with disabilities which are ALWAYS occupied! Even when other lots are vacant.

Moscow Way of Parking

Car owners! This parking lot can hold 8 cars, but if you park close to each other, then – 9!!! Park your cars closer!!! Respect each other!!!

Moscow Way of Parking

Obviously this poster has no effect…

Moscow Way of Parking

Most two-lane roads turn into the one-lane.

Moscow Way of Parking

A lawn is usually occupied immediately.

Moscow Way of Parking

Moscow Way of Parking

Moscow Way of Parking

Tanks are not afraid of dirt.

Moscow Way of Parking

Moscow Way of Parking

Moscow Way of Parking

Moscow Way of Parking

If you have parked on a lawn the first, then be sure that other drivers will most likely follow your example.

Moscow Way of Parking

Moscow Way of Parking

Moscow Way of Parking

Moscow Way of Parking

Moscow Way of Parking

Somewhere grass has already disappeared.

Moscow Way of Parking

Moscow Way of Parking

Moscow Way of Parking

Moscow Way of Parking

Cars parked in parks disturb nobody anymore.

Moscow Way of Parking

The only thing that can help – posts preventing them from entry.

Moscow Way of Parking

Or high curbs.

Moscow Way of Parking

Lawns are restored.

Moscow Way of Parking

The example of an “eco” parking lot.

Moscow Way of Parking

“Drivers! Remember, children are on the road!”

Moscow Way of Parking

But one of the most effective measures is still an evacuation to a pound.

via moya-moskva

20 thoughts on “Moscow Way of Parking”

  1. 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.

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

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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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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