A full review of Naas town parking by-laws was agreed at a recent meeting of the Naas Municipal District. A motion I put forward was passed by the council seeking to immediately commence a review of the pay parking laws around the town. After 18 months of effort to improve the parking situation in Naas a root and branch review of the entire situation is now needed to bring things forward. Over the last 18 months I’ve made many attempts to bring about improvements to the parking situation in the town. It is becoming very frustrating and progress is slow. Therefore I believe at this stage the only way forward is to bring all parties together to hammer out a parking deal for the town. Businesses, residents and shoppers alike need progress on this critical issue.
This motion to review parking laws will invite all stakeholders to make submissions on making improvements to the parking situation. One such obvious improvement I would like to see is asking private car parks to switch to pay-on-exit rather than pay-and-display. This would eliminate clamping in these car parks and provide people with a more attractive prospect to using the town’s car parks. While there are many different ideas that can be explored, I look forward to engaging with businesses, residents and property owners alike to working towards improving the overall parking situation in the town.