Probably you often happened to drive around in circles for 20 or 30 minutes trying to find a parking space. Unfortunately, the traffic in the central urban areas becomes more intense, while the parking spaces become harder to find. Here are some simple tips that could save you time and nerves.
- Be there early
Leave home 5-10 minutes earlier . This way you will have some time to search for a free spot, if there is no vacant parking space nearby.
- Plan your parking
Check on Internet for parking areas around the destination you plan to reach, using sites like maps.google.com (now live traffic map available in Skopje).
- Look for parking boards
Most of the parking areas in the city have a parking board which shows you the parking zone and allows you to pay for the parking via text. Make sure you send a text to avoid towing the vehicle and getting a ticket.
- Ask for assistance
In case you’re not familiar with the area, you can always ask some of the people around to assist you during the parking.
- Leave a note if blocking another car
If you need to park for a few minutes, blocking another car, leave a note with your phone number on a visible place. This will help you avoid unnecessary tension and you’ll know that you won’t be disturbing anyone. And the most important thing – always have little more patience, just in case.