You did it – found the perfect parking space in the middle of the city! But you are not 100% sure if you are allowed to really park there? Then it's time for a quick refresh on your parking ban knowledge! 😎
Every week the authorities send us >1000 parking violation tickets. For the MILESriders this means unnecessary costs – and for us it’s additional paperwork.
Here are the most important traffic signs for stopping and parking:
💡 Stopping = The vehicle is standing for up to 3 minutes while the driver does not leave the vehicle.
💡 Parking = The vehicle is standing for more than 3 minutes or the driver leaves the vehicle.
💡 Stopping = The vehicle is stopped for up to 3 minutes and the driver does not leave the vehicle.
💡 Parking = The vehicle is stopped for more than 3 minutes or the driver leaves the vehicle.
How to read the arrows on the signs?
The arrow is at the top? This is the beginning of the no waiting zone. Parking is prohibited here, stopping is permitted.
This is the middle of the no waiting zone. Do not park here.
The arrow is at the bottom? This is the end of the restricted no waiting zone.
No waiting signs
with time secification
The additional sign indicates the period of time for which the restricted stopping ban is limited. It therefore only applies within this period – in this case between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The additional sign "werktags außer samstags" ("weekdays except Saturdays") means that the restricted stopping restriction applies on weekdays from Monday to Friday. If a public holiday occurs during this period, the no waiting restriction does not apply.
This is the beginning of an entire no waiting area. Parking is prohibited here, stopping is allowed.
At this point the no waiting area ends.
👉 Important: this article is only supposed to provide an overview of no stopping & no waiting signs. Parking is also prohibited at other spots, e.g. at railroad crossings, a fire department access road, on sidewalks or in front of entrances and exits of a property.