When the superstore was first granted planning permission, it came with the condition of paid parking. Now, the council says it’s okay free, and customers say charging would be unfair.
Dublin city councillors agreed to send out for public consultation a proposal to start charging development levies on both commercial and residential car parking.
After an event that took over some parking spots last month and put in benches and tables, some shopkeepers recognised the benefits of adding seating, a council report says.
Dublin City Council plans to look next year at such a scheme. “It’s on the to-do list.”
This month’s cover illustration was inspired by the crazy footpath parking that’s common all over the city.
However, not everyone’s locked out of the pier and slipway: the council has given keys to the Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club to unlock and demount the bollards.
What are the solutions? They range, say councillors and sports clubs, from more parking enforcement to thinking about how we plan the city.
Councillors on the Central Area Committee agreed a motion that the council should pilot two such wardens, in neighbourhoods north and south of the Liffey.
These were some of the issues Dublin city councillors discussed at a recent meeting of their transport committee.
Organising votes, only for them to be rejected all the time, is a waste of resources, said the council’s parking enforcement officer at a recent meeting.