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The new StVO came into force on April 28, 2020. This means that all regulations for the implementation of the Carsharing Act (CsgG), which came into force in 2017, will finally be met.

CarSharing is an important building block for a climate-friendly and space-saving mobility of the future. Unlike public transport, car sharing is not publicly financed.

It is therefore important that the municipalities promote car sharing through parking spaces in public spaces and parking privileges. The new StVO, together with the Carsharing Act, now provides the full legal basis for this.

In particular, station-based car sharing should be promoted across the board as far as possible. Because this CarSharing variant has repeatedly proven to be particularly traffic-relieving in various studies. However, station-based vehicles may only be provided in the parking spaces provided on the public street.

For station-based CarSharing vehicles, a comprehensive network of CarSharing stations should be created in public spaces. Then this CarSharing offer is more visible for non-customers and can fully develop its high traffic-relieving effect.

Information on the StVO amendment

The StVO amendment contains the following provisions on car sharing.

There is now an official CarSharing sign:

The CarSharing sign is used as an additional sign to the “Parking” traffic sign (314 or 315) to mark CarSharing parking spaces. General CarSharing parking spaces in public space, on which every CarSharing vehicle may be parked, can be identified with this sign combination from April 28, 2020:

Provider-specific parking spaces for station-based CarSharing vehicles are set up according to the Carsharing Act (CsgG) on the basis of special use. There are already a number of municipalities that have set up such parking spaces in public spaces. Municipalities can now officially mark these parking spaces with the CarSharing sign and an additional sign with the name of the provider:

With the identification of the CarSharing parking spaces by official signs, there is also the possibility of an official sanctioning of parking offenders in these areas.

CarSharing vehicles can be clearly identified with an official sticker. The sticker is issued to the car sharing provider. On August 18, 2020, the Federal Ministry of Transport described the badge itself and the allocation process in more detail (Verkehrsblatt 16/2020). Accordingly, the sticker will be issued by the competent authority under state law at the request of the car sharing provider. As a rule, this will be a middle or lower road traffic authority that is responsible for the district in which the car sharing provider has its headquarters. Before assigning the sticker, the authority must check whether the CarSharing operated by the provider complies with the CarSharing definition in the Federal Carsharing Act. The bcs will be happy to provide further information on the procedure - and how it is best to set up - on request.

In municipalities in which the sticker is not yet mandatory, the public order authorities must stick to the previous practice of recognizing car sharing vehicles by means of the provider name or logo on the vehicle.

A newly created additional sign "CarSharing free" enables CarSharing vehicles to be parked beyond special CarSharing spaces in restricted parking bans or restricted parking banned zones. This means that resident parking zones can also be released for parking CarSharing vehicles.

CarSharing vehicles - and therefore CarSharing customers - can also be exempted from the obligation to use parking discs, parking machines or parking meters in parking space management zones. This applies to all roads.

Unauthorized parking on CarSharing parking spaces is sanctioned and costs 55 euros.

You can find detailed information on the municipal implementation of the Carsharing Act (CsgG) in our guidelines. You are also welcome to contact us by phone or email with specific questions.