Car parking charges are back

ALL Charges have been re-instated on the streets and public carparks in Kilkenny City.

The council relaxed charges and enforcement in March at the start of the Coronavirus Lockdown restrictions to help support the pandemic response.

Purpose was to allow people who needed to travel into the city to do so safely.

It wanted to facilitate key workers who had to adapt so quickly to an ever-changing pandemic situation, to carry out their essential work with one less thing to worry about.

Now as we move through the Government’s reopening phases and more traffic returns to our roads it explains that is has to be able to manage increased demand for parking spaces to keep the city moving smoothly during this period.

People should still travel only when necessary and ensure that they are observing all Government guidelines on social distancing and hygiene recommendations.
• Parking charges in all public carparks have recommenced.
• Pay and Display parking to be permitted in Bus Bays on Castle Road and Goal Road until further notice.

From June 22, Wolfe Tone Street car parking charges to be amended as follows: 0-2 hours: €1; Every hour thereafter: €1 Maximum daily charge: €5.

Public health and safety is a priority and the council acknowledge that some people may be wary about using or queuing at the pay and display machines.

The council asks that the public observe social distancing if queuing to pay at a machine and observe hand hygiene guidelines once they have completed a transaction.

The pay machines at the four barrier operated carparks in Kilkenny City at Market Yard, Fair Green, Friary Street and St Mary’s can facilitate contactless payments.

Kilkenny County Council operates a Pay by Phone/App parking service available on up to 110 long stay, low tariff parking spaces in the city which facilitates contactless payments.

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