Why park in zones?
Each ZebraMobil is allocated to one parking zone, where you can park free of charge. You begin and end each trip in this parking zone – the same way as with your own car. The city of Munich does offer an alternative parking model for car sharing which allows one-way trips within the inner city. However, this alternative model significantly limits the number of permitted parking spots and has several other drawbacks. Therefore, we developed the zone-based parking model in cooperation with the city, which offers the same parking privileges as privately owned cars.
This leads to several advantages for you as a ZebraMobil customer:
- More parking spots close to your home: you can park in each parking zone just like a resident, using both residents’ and so-called “mixed parking spots”. This means you have up to twice as many parking spots available compared to the one-way model. Click here for an example.
- Find a parking spot more economically: even with residential parking spots, it can sometimes take a while to find a free one. We don’t want you to pay excessively for driving around the block. Our parking model enables a technical solution: a ZebraMobil “knows” how much time it spent in a zone looking for a parking spot. You will never have to pay for more than 10 minutes search time; we will pick up the additional cost. Please find further details here.
- Find an available car more reliably: thanks to the allocation of our cars to specific parking zones, you always know where to find them. And even if no car in your zone should be available, it is highly likely that you will be able to find one in a neighboring zone.
- Last but not least – and that is important to us – our solution is more sustainable: there is no need to expensively redistribute cars all over the city, and because we do not include one-way rides, ZebraMobil is no competition, but a supplement to our mobility partner .
We therefore believe that our model, in cooperation with the city, offers the best alternative to private car ownership.
Need more information? You can find the resolution of the Munich city council here (in German only) with a detailed description of both parking models.