Car parking charges back to normal

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AS MORE coronavirus restrictions ease and the economy restarts in earnest, parking charges in Dundee will return to normal from May 10.

The only exception will be the seven West End car parks where charging will resume on September 27 to support local residents who continue to work from home.

Barriers will come down late on Sunday (May 9) and from Monday (May 10) charges will resume at Greenmarket, Gellatly Street, Bell Street and Olympia multi-storey car parks.

Signage will be displayed at key surface level car parks and notices on parking meters telling people that charges were suspended will be removed.

Mark Flynn convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “The resumption of a total lockdown just after Christmas meant that temporarily removing parking charges across the city was the right thing to do.

“The support that gave to key workers, essential businesses and others for more than four months was invaluable, but now is the right time to bring them back.

“It will increase vehicle turnover in on-street bays which is important for many high street businesses and help to encourage more people to use public transport safely.”

As well as the multi-storey car parks all on-street bays and surface level car parks in the city centre and Broughty Ferry will have charges reintroduced on May 10. That date will also mark the start of charging at Orleans Place car park in Menzieshill to deter commuter parking and Pay and Display operation at the Shore Terrace car park.

An area of Shore Terrace car park will be set aside for NHS use to support the vaccination centre and operational vehicles parked in this area will not be charged.

The additional blue badge holder bays provided on Castle Street, and the drop off/pick up zone on Crichton Street, will continue for the duration of the mass vaccination centre’s operation.

To support local residents who continue to work from home, the charges will continue to be suspended at Roseangle, Pennycook Lane, Miller’s Wynd, Ryehill Lane, Mid Wynd, Union Street North and Bellfield Street North until the start of the University of Dundee’s first semester on September 27.

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