Thursday, October 23, 2014

Parking Call-in October 21

It was question time on Nightline and we asked how people are managing the issue of parking across the nation, it is getting much harder to find spaces in congested areas.

Here is the podcast.

And here are some of the resources we used.

Parking in Dubai, How is it going?

Media City?
Mena Bazzare 20 dhs hour in the lot!
Bur Dubai

Dubai has 111,026 paid parking slots and the number is likely to increase by 10,000. A total of 3,916 parking meters control the 103 paid parking areas in Dubai, which are divided into 69 ‘A’ zones, 32 ‘B’ zones, an ‘E’ zone and an ‘F’ zone that covers areas in Tecom.
The situation gets all the more sticky in densely populated residential and commercial areas such as Al Karama, Meena Bazaar, Bank Street, Al Fahidi and Al Mankhool. Those who operate private parking spaces have been taking advantage of the parking shortage by raising their fees from Dh5 to Dh20 an hour.
However, residents and shopkeepers who spoke to Gulf News said they did not mind paying these private car park owners as it saved them wasting time trying to find a municipality paid parking space. If one is able to manoeuvre and find yourself a side street parking in the narrow streets of Meena Bazaar you are considered an efficient driver.

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