Glossary of parking and mobility


Certain definitions are taken from the methodological guide "Parking surveys" published by CEREMA (November 1997, republished in October 2000).
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Term Definition
blue zone
Regulated area with parking for a limited time, controlled using a parking disc affixed behind the windscreen.
Area of ​​influence
Entire urban sector where parking conditions will be modified when the parking lot opens (or closes). The zone of influence has a radius a priori twice as large as the radius of the Generation zone .
Generation area
(or catchment area) Geographical area made up of all the destination points likely to be served by a car park. Note: it is generally accepted as a first approximation that the generation zone extends within a radius of 300 meters; it is however influenced by surrounding competing offers and urban divides. See also Area of ​​Influence and Generator .
Meeting area
This regulation created in 2008 does not in itself restrict traffic but limits speed to 20 km/h with priority for pedestrians on the road. Parking is inconvenient (second class fines, even immobilization and impoundment) outside the spaces provided for this purpose (Highway Code, Art. 417-10)
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