Parking rates set for dramatic jump
300 PER CENT RISE COMES INTO EFFECT IN JANUARY
A NEW year is just around the corner and with it will see up to a 300 per cent rise in parking charges in some parts of Bray.
Monday January 5 will finally see the implementation of the new parking by-laws which were due to be put in place back on October 1.
DART users who have taken advantage of the €2.50 all-day charge on Seymour Road will be looking for alternative parking as parking all day will now increase by 300 per cent.
Currently Seymour Road is a 10-hour parking zone with a special all-day charge but in January this will take a huge jump to €1 an hour with the €2.50 all-day charge being taken away.
Around the rest of the town one of the key changes will be the introduction of pay and display parking on Strand Road.
Here a limit of three hours will apply to the area in front of Katie Gallaghers pub and from the Barracuda Restaurant to the Putland Road junction. The remaining area at the northern end of Strand Road will be subject to a 10-hour parking limit.
And parking in the rest of the town will see a massive increase of 100 per cent to €1 an hour and parking on the main street will rise by another huge 200 per cent to €1.50.
Some good news for DART users is that the parks at the northern end and at the southern end of Strand Road will remain free of charge as they are now.
‘The reason there has been a delay in the implementation of the parking by-laws is that we were waiting to get the new parking meters and the lead-in time in getting these was longer then we expected,’ explained Town Engineer Mr. Sean O’Neill.
Parking rates on Seymour Road are set to increase by 300 per cent.