Parking subject to a charge
Parking in the city centers of Tikkurila, Myyrmäki and Kivistö, the streets and squares near railroad stations, and parking lots administered by the City of Vantaa will become subject to a charge.
Parking on city-owned real property in central areas will also become subject to a charge with the exception of school and day-care center yards.
Parking subject to a charge will be implemented in stages. The first ticket vending machines will appear in November-December, and all the machines are planned to be installed in early 2018. Traffic signs will indicate areas where parking is subject to a charge.
There will be no changes in short-term parking as regards, for example, stations’ pick-up and drop-off areas. Likewise, commuter parking will remain free of charge, even though a valid HSL season ticket or value card with fare paid will be required at a later stage.
Parking will be free of charge for the first hour. After the first (free-of-charge) hour, the parking fees in the most central places in Tikkurila are €2/h and elsewhere €1/h. As a general rule, parking is subject to a charge on weekdays from 7:00 to 19:00 and on Saturdays from 9:00 to 15:00. The maximum parking duration in some of the parking lots subject to a charge is four hours.
Parking becomes subject to a charge in the following places:
In Tikkurila, about 470 parking spaces—situated in the vicinity of Asematie, Ratatie and Tikkuraitti—will become subject to a charge.
In Myyrmäki, about 370 parking spaces—situated from Vaskivuorentie to Rajatorpantie and from Ruukkukuja to Jönsaksentie—will become subject to a charge. Of the above, about 220 parking spaces will be removed from parking next summer in order to accommodate for residential building.
In Kivistö, about 65 parking places—including Aurinkokivenkuja and part of Keimolantie and Ruusukvartsinkatu—will become subject to a charge.
Parking in a parking lot subject to a charge
Parking fees are mainly collected through mobile applications and call service. In addition, seven ticket vending machines, TVMs, will be placed in key areas.
If you park your vehicle for at max. one hour, use the parking disc as usual. No other payment will be charged.
When you park your car in a parking lot subject to a charge for more than an hour, the payment transaction begins the moment the car is parked. The first hour will be free of charge; charging begins at the beginning of the following hour.
Choose the method of payment:
1. Easypark or ParkMan mobile application
Download the application from your smartphone’s application store. In order to make the payment smooth, you should download the application on your phone in advance.
View the application instructions online at: www.easypark.fi and www.parkman.fi, Vantaa Infos and Land Use customer service provide further instructions on how to download and use the applications.
You can add more parking time in the middle of parking. When you finish parking, remember to end the payment transaction!
2. Easypark call service
You can also call the Easypark call service to start the parking transaction. The fee will be charged in connection with your phone bill.
The phone number, 0600 41 55 00, and local code are shown on the info screen of the traffic sign post; for additional information, go to: www.easypark.fi.
3. Ticket vending machine, if available
There are altogether seven ticket vending machines, TVMs, in key places. The traffic sign “Ticket vending machine” points to the nearest TVM. The TVM will include instructions on how to pay for your parking.
The TVMs accept the most common credit and debit cards, as well as prepaid payment cards. You cannot use coins or bills.
Enter the estimated duration of parking into the TVM and make the payment.
You must enter the license number of your car. You do not have to place the payment receipt on the windshield, since building supervision takes place electronically with the help of mobile devices.
You can add more parking time in the middle of parking using mobile applications. When you finish parking, remember to end the payment transaction. The maximum duration of parking in some parking lots is 4 hours, which must not be exceeded. Outside the times shown on the traffic sign, you can park freely without having to pay.
The employees of Tikkurila and Myyrmäki Vantaa Infos and Land Use customer service will provide further information and instruction as regards downloading mobile apps and using TVMs, and they will be happy to answer your questions.
Why is parking becoming subject to a charge?
As city centers become denser, there are fewer parking lots on offer. Short-term use of them is promoted, so that more parking lots are available to those who need them. The aim is that parking lots meant for transacting are available to service users and not in long-term use as is the case in, for instance, resident parking. On the other hand, parking lots subject to a charge make it possible to park for longer than before: for as long as you need. If, however, you park your vehicle for less than one hour, there will be no charge.
Making parking subject to a charge also aims to promote the use of sustainable modes of transport, attractiveness of city centers, and accessibility of services.