Parking in Delivery Zones: A Guide for the Confused

In response to continuing concerns about the paucity of parking spaces in Paris, the city announced December 1st a new scheme to allow parking in spots normally reserved for deliveries.  This will create 7,000 new parking spaces during the evening hours (8:00 pm to 7:00 am).  The scheme was tested in the 3rd and 17th arrondissements, allowing the city to work out the kinks before going citywide.

Under the new plan, delivery zones are divided into those that are shared and those that rest exclusively for delivery vehicles.

How can you tell the difference?

If there is one yellow line painted on the roadway, the zone is available for parking outside of delivery hours (8 pm to 7 am) as well as  all day on Sundays and holidays.


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If there are two yellow lines, the zone is reserved for deliveries at all times. Zones sanctuarisées pour la livraison des professionnels

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