Dublin City Council to adjudicate one-off fines for illegal parking in bus and cycle lanes
DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL is set to introduce a new system of on-site fines to target people who park illegally on footpaths and in bus and cycle lanes.
The pilot program, which goes into effect on June 1, will see tickets issued on-site to drivers who park illegally in certain locations.
DCC said the project will run for 12 months and will complement existing options for dealing with illegally parked cars from clamping, moving, and impounding.
In a statement, the Council said Dublin Street Parking Services (DSPS), which manages the application on behalf of the Council, is focused on the free movement of people and traffic in the city.
He said the current options are effective in most cases, but that there is “an ongoing challenge” in tackling illegal parking on bus and cycle lanes, short-term illegal parking and parking on the road. the trails in particular.
Christy Burke, President of the Transport PSC, welcomed the decision and said illegal parking is having a severe effect on vulnerable pedestrians.
“This initiative is welcome and we ask all people to park legally and ensure that the trails are clear. Illegal parking on sidewalks blocks access for people with reduced mobility and visually impaired users, people with strollers and any action that reduces this parking must be supported, ”he said.
Dermot Stevenson, responsible for parking fee enforcement, said the new system was needed to augment the current system.
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“Dublin City Council needs an additional form of enforcement in order to keep the city moving. Short-term illegally parked vehicles can disrupt traffic and cause problems for pedestrians and cyclists.
“We have conducted extensive research with other local authorities over the past few months and believe this additional enforcement tool will increase parking compliance in key areas,” he said.
Once the new program has completed its 12 month period, DCC will report to the Transportation Committee on the effectiveness of the fixed penalty notices.