Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Commuters who leave their cars on streets in Grand Lancy and Chêne-Bourg for the day while they go to work are likely to find that option disappearing by the end of 2010, or in the case of Grand Lancy, sooner, reports the Tribune de Genève. The city of Geneva is currently the only commune in canton Geneva to sell its citizens monthly parking disks, known as macarons, which allow them to leave their cars on the street for indefinite periods
The two smaller communes aim to join the city once details are negotiated with shopkeepers, who want short-term parking solutions in front of their businesses. The disks cost CHF180 a year, a price set by the canton.
Meyrin and Onex are reportedly also studying this option, in order to avoid local parking problems while offering free park-and-ride solutions to commuters from outlying areas.