Full parking lots, enclosed garages and garages are the future.
Dubbed the “parking paradise”, these new technologies are expected to generate up to 20,000 jobs, and save the city money on energy and fuel costs, according to RTE.
But the problem of how to keep the streets clean and maintain a safe environment remains.
A parking lot is a common sight on many roads in Ireland, with many car parks offering space for people to relax in.
However, as the city grows, so do parking lots.
With Dublin planning to increase its number of parks from four in 2019 to seven in 2023, the city has now set its sights on making Dublin’s parking lot more attractive.
Dublin City Council is working with local developers to develop new, more pedestrian-friendly developments to address parking issues.
Dublins Department of Public Works and Transport (DPW&T) has been working with private sector partners to develop the new parking lot.
“Dublin’s Parking Paradise will help to address the issues of parking and create more affordable parking options for the community,” DPW&C’s director of planning and urban development, Claire O’Connor, said.
“The Parking Paradise is a partnership between the DPW and a variety of stakeholders, including a group of local residents, local businesses and local government.”
Dublin has over 600 parking lots and over 20,800 parking spaces.
It is hoped that this new development will help address parking problems in the city.
It will also give the city more choice for how it spends its parking money, as more people will be able to access the parks, and the parking lot will be open to people of all ages and abilities.
“We know that a lot of people feel frustrated by the number of parking spaces in the City,” said RTE’s resident car park editor, Michael Walsh.
“I think we can’t just say, ‘We’re going to have lots of parking lots’ and that’s the last thing we want to do.”
It’s about encouraging people to spend more money on the things that make life more enjoyable for them.
“This new development is the best solution that we can possibly offer.”
Dublins DPW says that more than 100,000 people a day use the city’s parking lots for their car, and that about 40 per cent of all new cars registered in the capital are parked in parking lots with public access.
A study conducted in 2016 showed that people spend €1.9bn a year on parking in Dublin.
Dublish City Council’s Parking and Public Spaces Strategy (DPSP) was approved by Dublin City Council in December 2017, with funding from the Department of the Environment.
Dub’s DPSP will also include plans to encourage private-sector investment in the parks.
Dubland’s DPW &C are currently in the process of applying for a private partner to develop a park that is suitable for the proposed development.
The DPW is working closely with a number of private developers, and will be looking for partners to help ensure that Dublin’s new parking spaces are fit for purpose.