No more long-stay parking spaces for North Main Street

No more long-stay parking spaces for North Main Street

The Kyrls Quay entrance to the North Main Street Car Park. Picture: Denis Scannell

DISCOUNTED long-stay parking spaces for new businesses at North Main Street car park are fully subscribed and City Council has no plans to add more.

The spaces were introduced in 2016 as part of measures to draw more businesses and footfall into the area.

Councillor Henry Cremin (SF) said the councillors should be made aware of when spaces become available.

“This has come up from a request from people that are working for voluntary organisations. However, it’s capped at a certain amount of parking spaces and there’s a waiting list for people to have those reserved. As soon as spaces become available, we should be told,” he added.

Seán Martin (FF) has repeatedly asked City Council to upgrade North Main Street car park and ensure it is fully utilised.

A report from the council’s roads directorate stated that a limited number of long term parking spaces were introduced in 2016 and these are currently subscribed. There are no further available spaces at this time.

Director of roads Gerry O’Beirne said activity at the car park has improved.

“There are 80 spaces provided and they were taken up reasonably quickly. Since then, car park activity increased quite significantly so we wouldn’t be looking to increase the number of long-stay spaces because we need to have a certain amount of short-term parking. If any more long-term spaces come up, we will speak to members,” he added.

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