The Dublin City Council has announced that it will start phasing out its existing parking meters for residents in the city, and is also introducing a new system that will require people to pay a fee before they can park their cars.
The move comes as a result of a petition that was launched by a group of residents on the council’s website, which argues that parking meters have a detrimental impact on the quality of life in the capital.
The petition was launched after residents reported problems with being hit by drivers and not being able to park on their own, as well as the increased use of meters for cars in the CBD.
“It’s important that we not only take a holistic approach to the design of our streets, but also to the implementation of parking meters,” Dublin City Councillor Michael McGrath told The Irish News.
“I think it’s important to understand the issues people have with parking in Dublin.”
Parking meters in Dublin will be phased out from October 1, and the city council will also be introducing a parking fee that will be paid directly by parking meters customers.
However, parking meters in the City of Dublin will still be subject to a fee.
This fee will be set by the council.
The new system will require parking meter customers to have their vehicle registered and fingerprinted, and will allow the council to charge the customers a fee of €10 for each meter, and €20 for every two meters.
“We are also going to be introducing the idea of a parking ticket that will cover the cost of the ticket if the meter has been stopped for more than six months,” said McGrath.
“The idea is to get people to register their vehicles so they can get the vehicle removed from the meter if it breaks down, or if there is a problem with the vehicle.”
The city council’s proposal is the latest attempt to improve the city’s parking infrastructure.
In March, the city introduced a “parking fee” system for parking meters, which charged a fee for each ticket issued to residents.
A new city code of practice has also been introduced, which allows for the removal of vehicles when the owner has paid a fee, or for a vehicle to be taken to a private parking garage if the owner’s vehicle is not able to be located within 30 minutes.
The city also introduced a new parking meter in the east of the city.
The council’s new system is expected to be rolled out over the next few weeks.
However if you or anyone you know is in a car accident in Dublin, you can call Dublin City Hall on 0800 011 9100.
The National Parking Authority is currently offering a free car hire service to all motorists on Monday, October 7.
However residents are not allowed to use the service on their streets.
The NPA is currently considering charging residents for the use of their meters.