Wicklow County Council is currently holding a public consultation on its parking bye-laws. The draft includes a proposal to charge €2/day for the Greystones Park & Ride. For anyone using it for work, that’s €500/year.

Public transport needs to be promoted, and a key part of that is the park & ride facility. I believe this should remain free to use, funded by local government. If you agree, then it’s important you add your voice to the consultation.

You can do this Wicklow County Council, or if you find it easier add your name to a submission I’m putting together.

The Park & Ride has been a great success and is now over capacity. I’ve requested a capacity study be conducted to look at options for the future. I’m also requesting a doubling of the leeway period that doesn’t require a ticket, and a halving of fine amounts.