Paid parking is now decriminalized in France. So what ?

February 5, 2018

First Sareco assessment of the implementation of the decriminalization and decentralization of paid on-street parking .

A third of the French population lives in a city where there is parking . However, since the beginning of 2018, the public has become familiar with the FPS which have replaced the PV for paid parking.

Although in substance the changes are mainly formal, in practice the differences are numerous:

The amount of the FPS is variable according to the cities

Prices range from €4 (in Conques-en-Rouergue) to €60 (in central Lyon However, 88% of prices are between €17 and €35.

It should be noted that until last year €17 was the amount of the fines for the disc zones (blue zones) as for paid parking and that since January 1, 2018 the amount of the fines for the disc zones is €35.

Prices are rounded to the euro, with rare exceptions (€16.50 in Épernay; €20.80 in Brétigny-sur-Orge...).

Finally, there is no correlation between the size of the towns and the amount of the FPS : €17 in Bures-sur-Yvette, Gravelines, Lille and Marseille; €50 in Juvisy-sur-Orge, Maintenon and Paris. The graph below shows the dispersion of fares according to the size of the city.


Some cities offer a reduced amount in case of prompt payment

Nearly half (48%) of Cities that have chosen an APF of at least €30 offer a reduced rate. They are only 8% to offer if the FPS is 17 € or less.

For the most expensive parking zone, the reduced rates range from €10 (Orange) to €48 (Arles), and for the cheapest from €10 (Châtellerault, Montpellier) to €24.50 (Paris).

Compared to the cumulative number of inhabitants of the cities concerned, the average price of the reduced FPS in the most expensive area of ​​the city is less than €25 .

The deadline for benefiting from the reduction varies from 2.5 hours (in Châtellerault) to 15 days (in Caen). It should be noted that for the Cities which entrust ANTAI with the task of sending the FPS notice, the agreement provides for a maximum duration of 5 days (period allowing for rapid payment reduced before the City transmits the FPS information to the ANTAI ).

A special case: in Moulins, the price is €10 instead of €25 in the event of payment the same day before 8 p.m.


The number of FPS per day

The number of FPS that it is theoretically possible to deliver for a car stationary in a paying zone depends on the maximum authorized parking duration. This varies greatly, for example 10 hours in Lyon or 2 hours 15 minutes in Albi and Colmar.

On these examples, it can therefore be (theoretically) issued from 1 to 4 FPS per day for the same sucker car.

Appeals procedures are in progress

The appeal against an FPS opinion requires a RAPO , a formality whose establishment and processing will have to be run in during the first months of 2018.

The same applies to the seizure of the CCSP whose computer system was not yet operational in January 2018.

It is therefore necessary to wait some time before drawing up an objective assessment.

Identification by registration, also for motorized two-wheelers Keypad-time clock-IEM

The renewal of parking meters has been accompanied by a strong development of devices with alphanumeric keyboard, allowing the obligation to enter the registration of the article R311-1 du Code de la route ; soit essentiellement les poids lourds (camions et autocars), les voitures et camionnettes (véhicules personnels et véhicules utilitaires) et les deux-roues (deux-roues motorisés et vélos).">vehicle when paying at the parking meter , like payments by mobile phone.

As displaying the ticket behind the windshield then becomes unnecessary (Paris, Lyon , etc.), this greatly facilitates paid parking regulations for scooters and other motorcycles.

Thus Charenton-le-Pont and Vincennes have already set the scale for parking motorized two-wheelers, including FPS. The prices of the latter are respectively €10 and €12, reduced to €6 and €7 in the event of payment within 3 days and 2 days. These amounts represent a third of those applied to cars.

New control organization

Two major new features are being talked about in the press:

1. The intervention of private companies : due to decriminalization, communities have the option of entrusting third parties with the control of paid parking, including the issuance of FPS and responses to RAPOs . New players have entered this market: private companies, SEM , etc.

2. The rise of ANPR- equipped vehicles : already sometimes used to identify inconvenient or very inconvenient parking, this technology can be applied to paid parking in communities that have dematerialized parking tickets (association of payment with registration ). Thus, scooters or cars equipped with cameras scan the license plates and consult the databases to identify the vehicles parked in the paying zone and which are not in good standing.

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