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Update on the Enforcement of Parking in Modiin
Starting from 19/5/19 an additional new policy will come into effect, which forbids parking in three city parking lots between 01:00 and 05:00.
These parking lots are:
- The train parking adjacent to the 'Pa'atei Modiin' train station
- The train parking lot opposite the mall
- The parking lot on Emek Zevulun (opposite Caffit)
The fine for cars found parking during these hours is 100 ₪. It should be noted that during the day these parking lots are open to all.
These steps are being taken as a parking shortage is being created by many travelers going abroad via Ben Gurion airport who park their cars in one of the parking lots near the train station and go abroad, preventing parking by daily train users.
A notice of the new policy was published by the municipality in March, and dozens of warnings were placed on car windshields every night by the municipal traffic wardens, in order to inform their owners of the prohibition on parking at night.
Starting from Friday 1/3/19 the new policy for parking enforcement moves to the next stage - the issuing of fines in the parking lot on Dam HaMaccabim opposite the Iriyah building. Fines will also be given for all parking violations of cars parked in contravention of the markings in all public parking lots - including the parking lot opposite Heichal HaTarbut, the Iriyah parking lot on Dam HaMaccabim, the parking lots adjacent to Park Anava and on streets throughout the city.
As with the parking lots next to Park Anava, a sign has been placed at the entrance of the parking lot explaining that it is a paid parking lot from 07:00-19:00, except for residents with a parking permit displayed on their windscreen, for whom parking is free at all hours of the day.
As mentioned, this arrangement joins the existing parking arrangements in the municipal parking lots adjacent to Park Anava - The Anava Parking lot located on the south side of the park where parking is free for city residents with a parking permit affixed to their windscreen, and the northern parking lot at the end of Emek Zevulun opposite the Caffit and Anava restaurants where parking is forbidden for all those coming to the parking lot (including those with a municipal parking permit) on Sun-Thu from 07:00-09:00. During the rest of the hours of the day, parking is free of charge for residents of the city with a parking permit affixed to the windscreen of their car.
Parking for car owners without a parking permit and who are not city residents, is for payment (at a rate of 2.81 ₪ at this point) per each hour of parking, except during the hours where parking is forbidden. The parking can be paid online using the Pango and Cellopark apps or using an Easypark machine.
The level of the fine for parking without a parking permit in these parking lots or without payment if there is no parking permit, is 100 ₪. This is also valid for parking in contravention of the markings in all the public parking lots and on city streets.
Starting from January 2019, the parking lots that require payment or the display of a parking permit, will also include the parking lot on Dam HaMaccabim opposite the Iriyah (between the hours of 07:00-19:00), in addition to the parking lot south of Anava Park and the parking lot at the end of Emek Zevulun.
Visitors will be able to park with payment. Residents of the city can use the parking for free, with display of the parking permit on the windshield of the car.
The other parking lots will remain open and free, for the general public.
Modi'in Maccabim-Reut Municipality has recently updated the parking enforcement policy at a number of sites in the city, including the Pa'atei Modi'in parking lot and the City Center site which is currently under construction.
Recently, parking arrangements have been changed in the Pa'atei Modi'in parking lot. Starting last week, parking vehicles on the northern side of the access road are allowed to park with two wheels on the sidewalk (the only place in the city where such parking is currently permitted).
In addition, "Pa'atei Modi'in" parking lot, which has 250 parking spaces, will be regularly monitored by the municipality, with an emphasis on enforcement against drivers parking on disabled parking, parking on a bus / taxi station and parking blocking the travel lane and in places that interfere with the maneuvering of buses and in emergency situations.
In addition to this parking lot, the municipality notes that work is being carried out in cooperation with the Ministry of Transportation, to build parking lots for approximately 800 additional vehicles for the benefit of the residents and the station's passengers.
Another site in which parking will be enforced is the City Center site on Sderot Hamaccabim, which is currently under construction, and the Municipality noted that there have recently been many cases of parked vehicles along the boulevard, even though this is a construction site intended for work vehicles only.
As of this week, unauthorized vehicles will not be allowed to enter the site. Any vehicle parked on the site, without a permit, will be fined 100-500 ₪, depending on the type of offense, and enforcement will be carried out both by municipal supervision and by Modi'in police.
These arrangements join the existing parking arrangements in the municipal parking lots adjacent to Anava Park - the Anava Park parking lot south of the park, where parking is free of charge for residents of the city who have a parking permit affixed to their car windshield and the parking lot at the end of Emek Zvulun opposite Caffit, where parking is forbidden for all (including those with a municipal parking permit) from Sunday to Thursday, 7am to 9am, while for the rest of the day, parking is free of charge for residents of the city who have a parking permit affixed to the windshield of their car.
For those who do not have a parking permit and who are not residents of the city, the hourly parking charge is 2.81 ₪, except during prohibited hours.
In order to receive the parking permit, residents need to fill out a form on the Municipality's website. The application must include a photocopy of an identity card and a photocopy of a vehicle license or a photocopy of the approval of a vehicle officer on a vehicle held by the resident (designated for owners of a leasing vehicle).
The permits can be obtained in 5 different ways:
- In the City Hall
- In the municipal collection (Gviya) offices at the Azrieli Mall
- In the offices of the Maccabim-Reut administration
- By registered mail
- By regular mail.
The permit sticker should be affixed to the windshield of the vehicle, preferably on the upper right.
The Municipality has also placed signs detailing the new parking arrangements in the relevant parking lots.
Payment for parking in parking lots can be made online using the "Pango" and "Cellopark" apps or through the device of "Easypark".
Cars parked without permits and without payment for parking will receive a 100 ₪ fine.
The Modiin Maccabim Reut Municipality emphasizes that in every parking lot one must pay attention to the new signs at the entrances to the municipal parking lots.