11th April 2014
The current paid parking scheme was designed to prevent commuters from parking in the town centre for the entire day. And it has been successful. But there’s a downside; shoppers are either rushed or they are choosing to shop in out of town locations, where parking isn’t an issue. There is an opportunity to design a more flexible approach to parking that doesn’t turn shoppers away from the town.
I have put forward the following proposals:
I believe that failure to address this issue will only see Greystones slip further down the pecking order as a retail destination and a place where people can come together. I look forward to hearing back from the Wicklow County Council regarding their own strategies to improve the situation and my proposals.