Three basic parking zones contribute to making the system clear and understandable:
- RESIDENT (BLUE ZONE) – designated for residents, business owners and property owners in the respective area
- MIXED (PURPLE ZONE) – designated for residents, business owners, property owners and visitors
- VISITOR (ORANGE ZONE) – designated for short-term parking for all motorists
Pursuant to Act No. 13/1997 Coll., on roads, the City of Prague is the party responsible for establishing the PAID PARKING ZONES.
Another relatively fundamental change is the reduction in the number of traffic signs. Right of way rules will now apply in zones and traffic signs will be phased out.
Modern technologies for collecting parking fees via parking meters or the virtual parking meter (VPM) web app are also being introduced.
Identification of the parking motorist is based on the vehicle number plate. An automatic monitoring system is in place to check whether a vehicle has permission to park in a specific location. In new paid parking zones, a parking permit (including parking card) need no longer be placed visibly behind the windscreen of a vehicle.