Driving and Parking in Stockholm
ABOVE: Stockholm has its share of ugly
highways, but you can avoid them by relying on your feet and public
Driving in Stockholm
Stockholm is an easier city to drive in than many European
capitals, since traffic is relatively light (even at rush hour) and drivers tend
to be civilized. However, with fuel and parking being expensive, why bother? My
suggestion: Dump your rental car when you arrive in Stockholm and use the city's
clean, comfortable, crime-free public transit system.
If you must drive, be careful to obey the laws and show respect
for pedestrians. Whatever you do, don't drink and drive: If you're caught,
you'll go to jail.
has parking garages and street parking, the latter often regulated by machines
that issue tickets in return for a coins or a swipe of your credit card. These
vary in design, but most accept credit cards, debit (check) cards, or cash.
After you've obtained a ticket, stick it inside the windshield of your car where
the parking warden can see it.
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