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What is the difference between residential areas and pedestrian zones?

Residential areas and pedestrian zones are places where all vehicle traffic must be adapted to pedestrians. Within areas following either of the road signs Residential area or Pedestrian zone, the following rules always apply:

  • Vehicles must not be driven faster than walking speed (5 km/h).
  • Vehicles must not be parked in any place other than marked parking spaces.
  • Vehicle drivers must give way to pedestrians.
  • Vehicle drivers have a duty to give way to all traffic when leaving the area.

It is normally not allowed to drive along streets in pedestrian zones. However, drivers are allowed to cross them if they follow the rules for residential areas.

Driving along streets in pedestrian zones is only allowed for:

  • Goods deliveries
  • Patient transport services
  • Transport of residents and hotel guests