Montpelier. Parking: price changes, prices are exploding!

The city and Tam have applied a new parking pricing policy, which is changing the zones: hourly costs are rising (© Metropolitan)

To park his car in Montpellier will be very expensive. This Wednesday morning, opposite sharp rise tariffs, motorists have a “ticket” in front Parking meters. Surprise this Wednesday, July 13 for many motorists: the parking prices has changed and the new prices leave users amazed … and slightly annoyed.

That The city and Tam, as advertised below The municipal council of 26. July 2021applied a new pricing policy for parking on the street resulting in a change of zones.

Port Marianne and Arceaux were strongly influenced

Mainly concerned, the sectors Port Marianne and Buer where in the latter, the price of the day for parking avenue d’Assas or avenue de la Gaillarde explodes. And with good reason: Green Zone has become one Orange area, more expensive. “This Monday, July 11, I paid 4 € for a parking day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the green zone… This Wednesday morning, with the passage in Orange areathe price is increased to 33 € “, Explains Lalou, for whom one day in the Metropolitan office will be a real luxury.

“The progressive implementation of free public transport reinforces the need for a change in zoning … The new regulations will enter into force from 2022”

The city of MontpellierThe municipal council of 26. July 2021

It seems that users throughout the city are feeling the pinch: in Port Marianne, the same situation. There are many dissatisfied people this Wednesday morning who are surprised by the implementation of this new zoning. Since the city council’s vote almost a year ago, the initiative had been somewhat forgotten … But this Wednesday morning, the greed of the parking meters confirms the “zoning” of the city.

A measure linked to the free tram

Métropolitain went back to its archives and found the list of streets affected by a change during the vote in the municipal council on July 26, 2021. In its motion for a vote, the city explains this measure in particular with “the progressive implementation of free public transport, which reinforces the need for a changing the zoning …

The city and metropolis of Montpellier take measures to calm the city and reduce the presence of cars
The city and metropolis of Montpellier take measures to calm the city and reduce the presence of cars (© Metropolitan)

No information campaign …

In the same document, the municipality, which does not specify any date for the implementation of the new pricing, simply states that “the new provisions will enter into force from 2022”. Users therefore discovered this Wednesday morning that the hour has come. However, we note that since the vote on this measure in July 2021, society has meanwhile spared itself an information campaign with users …

Paid parking, yellow zone (estimated at about 105 spaces):
o Rue de Barcelona (estimated at about 60 places)
o Rue Dahlia (estimated at about 14 places)
o Rue Jean (estimated at about 10 places)
o Rue Marguerite (estimated at about 15 seats)
o Rue Bernard de Treviers (estimated at about 6 places)

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Paid parking, orange zone (estimated at about 70 spaces):
o Boulevard des Consuls de Mer (estimated at about 6 places)
o Chemin des Boats (estimated at about 15 places)
o Rue Toussaint Louverture (estimated at about 8 locations)
o Alley of the Third Estate (estimated at about 18 locations)
o Rue de la Croix du Sud (estimated at about 17 seats)
o Boulevard Renouvier / Avenue de la Liberté (estimated at about 6 places)

Paid parking, green zone (estimated at about 78 spaces):
o Rue des Rêves (estimated at about 7 places)
o Rue des Etangs (estimated at about 17 seats)
o Rue des Garrigues (estimated at about 18 places)
o Rue Félix Sahut (estimated at about 36 seats)

List of streets affected by a change in Les Arceaux

Paid parking, orange zone (estimated at about 430 spaces):
o Avenue de la Gaillarde (estimated at about 89 locations)
o Avenue de l’Ecole d’Agriculture G. Buchet (estimated at about 25 places)
o Rue de l’Yeuse (estimated at about 16 seats)
o Rue des Ormeaux (estimated at about 6 places)
o Rue des Erables (estimated at about 7 places)
o Rue des Arbousiers (estimated at about 41 locations)
o Rue des Azéroliers (estimated at about 13 places)
o Rue de la Braine (estimated at about 25 seats)
o Rue Ciry Salsogne (estimated at about 9 places)
o Rue de Vermelles (estimated at about 24 seats)
o Rue Joseph Vianey (estimated at about 7 seats)
o Allée des Amaryllis (estimated at about 12 places)
o Rue des Amaryllis (estimated at about 35 places)
o Rue Louvain (estimated at about 19 locations)
o Rue Coimbre (estimated at about 9 places)
o Rue Chevrefeuille (estimated at about 5 places)
o Rue des Rêves (estimated at about 7 places)
o Rue Jeanne Demessieux (estimated at about 39 seats)
o Rue François Villeneuve (estimated at about 20 places)
o Rue des Fraisiers (estimated at about 22 places)


Switch from green zone to orange zone (estimated at about 703 locations):
o Rue Las Sorbes (estimated at about 67 locations)
o Avenue du Père Soulas (estimated at about 63 seats)
o Rue Louis Roumieux (estimated at about 33 seats)
o Rue de la Portalière des Masques (estimated at about 11 places)
o Rue Clémentville (estimated at about 67 seats)
o Rue Charles Flahault (estimated at about 57 seats)
o Rue Hippolyte Rech (estimated at about 17 seats)
o Rue du Pous de la Sers (estimated at about 73 places)
o Avenue de l’Ecole d’Agriculture G. Buchet (estimated at about 125 places)
o Avenue d’Assas (estimated at about 179 seats)

Switch from green zone to yellow zone (estimated at approx. 294 spaces):
o Avenue Chancel (estimated at about 20 locations)
o Rue Edouard Roche (estimated at about 7 seats)
o Rue Marguerite (estimated at about 15 seats)
o Rue Jean (estimated at about 10 places)
o Rue Dahlia (estimated at about 14 places)
o Avenue d’Assas (estimated at about 10 places)
o Rue du Faubourg Saint-Jaumes (estimated at about 10 seats)
o Rue Duchesse d’Abrantès (estimated at about 23 seats)
o Rue des Rêves (estimated at about 15 places)
o Avenue de l’Ecole d’Agriculture G. Buchet (estimated at about 43 places)
o Rue Valette (estimated at about 7 places)
o Rue Washington (estimated at about 13 seats)
o Rue de Catalunya (estimated at about 8 places)
o Rue de Provence (estimated at about 12 places)
o Boulevard Benjamin Milhaud (estimated at 24 seats)
o Rue Boussinesq (estimated at about 54 places)

Switch from orange zone to yellow zone (estimated at about 502 locations):
o Rue Marcel de Serre (estimated at about 96 places)
o Rue Fontenille (estimated at about 19 seats)
o Rue Vézian (estimated at about 13 places)
o Rue du Jardin Durand (estimated at about 17 seats)
o Boulevard des Arceaux (estimated at about 174 seats)
o Rue Paladilhe (estimated at about 7 places)
o Rue Subleyras (estimated at about 13 locations)
o Rue Maillart (estimated at about 9 places)
o Rue Duval Jouve (estimated at about 6 places)
o Rue des Volontaires (estimated at about 12 places)
o Rue du Progrès (estimated at about 20 places)
o Rue Delmas (estimated at about 26 places)
o Rue Hippolyte (estimated at about 18 seats)
o Rue Gustave (estimated at about 26 places)
o Rue Raoul (estimated at about 15 places)
o Rue Georges (estimated at about 13 places)
o Rue Condorcet (estimated at about 12 places)
o Rue Marc (estimated at about 6 places)


List of streets affected by a change, Port Marianne sector

Paid parking, orange zone (estimated at about 936 spaces):
o Avenue Nina Simone (estimated at about 166 seats)
o Rue de la Cavalade (estimated at about 19 seats)
o Route de Vauguières (estimated at about 97 locations)
o Avenue Albert Einstein (estimated at about 16 seats)
o Rue Fra Angelico (estimated at about 72 places)
o Rue Le Caravage (estimated at about 14 places)
o Rue Léonard de Vinci (estimated at about 46 locations)
o Rue Tintoret (estimated at about 64 places)
o Rue Le Titien (estimated at about 47 seats)
o Rue Verrochio (estimated at about 74 locations)
o Rue Eric Tabarly (estimated at about 18 places)
o Avenue du Mondial 98 (estimated at about 54 locations)
o Rue Joan Miro (estimated at about 52 places)
o Rue Jean Ferrat (estimated at about 44 locations)
o Rue du Mas de Barlet (estimated at about 11 seats)
o Rue des Justes (estimated at about 45 places)
o Rue Sabine and Miron Zlatin (estimated at about 16 places)
o Rue Claude Levy Strauss (estimated at about 27 seats)
o Rue Abbé Pierre (estimated at about 54 seats)

Montpellier, the 10th most expensive city in the country

Last month, Zenpark, a parking rental site, published its 2022 list of the most expensive cities in France to park according to the prices shown … At the expense of hourly parking, Montpellier takes place in the national TOP TEN, in 10th place with an hourly rate at € 1.30.
The most expensive cities: Paris (€ 5 / hour), Grenoble (average price of € 2.50 / hour), Bordeaux (€ 2.15), Nantes (€ 1.90), Lille (€ 1.70)… then Rennes (€ 1.55), Lyon and Marseille (€ 1.50), Strasbourg (€ 1.40) and Montpellier (€ 1.30).

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