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Simpler Perth Parking Charges in 2016

Simpler Perth Parking Charges in 2016

It will be even easier to visit the City of Perth by car in 2016 with the introduction of new simple flat-rated parking charges from 11 January 2016.

The review of charges for on-street parking and car parks owned by Perth & Kinross Council are being introduced for a one year trial period in 2016. The scheme has been developed based on customer feedback and after consultation with local elected members and businesses.

The new charging system even recognises the popularity of click and collect shopping, with visitors who want to just pop into the centre to collect purchases able to benefit from the introduction of free parking for stays of 15 minutes or less.

Councillor John Kellas, said: “Many people now choose to browse their favourite shops and order online, before travelling in to pick up their purchased items. Free 15 minute parking makes that even more appealing in the City of Perth as visitors are able to park at no cost while they make a short trip to collect their purchases. Drivers will still have to display a ticket to show when they arrived, but don’t need to pay anything unless they want to stay for longer.

“The city still offers a range of parking options, from a short-stay zone for parking up to an hour through to all-day parking in the long-stay zone. This is in addition to the existing options of monthly parking tickets, pay on exit at South Inch car park and three busy park & ride facilities. The new charging system will run for a trial period throughout 2016 and I look forward to hearing feedback from visitors, residents and local businesses so that we can make sure that our parking system is fit for a 21st century city.”

Under the new charging system parking is split into three zones. The most central zone allows parking for up to 1 hour for £1. Zone 2 parking is for a maximum of 4 hours at a flat-rate of £1 an hour. Long-stay parking in zone 3 is up to 6 hours at a flat-rate of 50p an hour, or up to 10 hours at a flat rate of 40p an hour, with a maximum charge of £4. Canal Street multi-storey car park is the only exception to this as the car park is located in zone 1, but caters for long-stay parking at a maximum charge of £8.

The charging system will be in operation 8.00 am to 6.00 pm, Monday to Saturday with parking free on Sundays. Parking remains free in Council operated car parks and on-street for Blue Badge holders.

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