For five festive days − 30 April and 1, 7, 8 and 9 May – on-street parking will be free.
“Our request to Muscovites is to keep the parking rules by parking only in authorised areas to avoid inconveniencing other drivers,” said Deputy Mayor of Moscow, Head of the Moscow Department for Transport and Road Infrastructure Development Maxim Liksutov.
From 1 January 2016 on Sundays and holidays, parking in Moscow is free. This year, International Workers’ Day, marked on 1 Monday, is a designated day off. Victory Day (9 May) will be Tuesday; 8 and 9 May will be non-working days.
“Based on traffic statistics, many people drive to the country on these holidays resulting in less traffic in the centre. So, free parking won’t aggravate the road situation,” Maxim Liksutov added.
According to the Deputy Mayor, park-and-ride lots with automatic gates will be operating in standard mode and at current rates.