Parking charge suspension to remain in place

Published

18th January 2021

Parking at all Dundee City Council on and off-street provision will continue to be free for the time being.

Initially the suspension of charges was to cover the three weeks from Boxing Day, with a review in mid-January.

Mark Flynn convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “Since the original decision was taken transmission of the virus has increased and measures to keep people safe have been strengthened.

“The continuation of lockdown measures including working from home mean that it is still the case that the only people using our car parks and on-street parking in the coming weeks should either be key workers, or those workers in our communities who are having to use bays or surface level spaces they wouldn’t normally be using.

“When the Scottish Government restriction levels are eased taking account of the circumstances at the time we will revisit the decision.”

Dundee City Council staff will continue to enforce parking restrictions to ensure that no vehicles are parked dangerously or causing an obstruction for other road users or pedestrians. They will also respond to complaints from the public about unsafe parking.

Dundee City Council

Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.

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