It’s been talked about for years, and announced in last night’s budget. Pay parking in the parliamentary triangle is coming.
This will mean the more important departments lose the perk of free parking, but at least some rationalism will come into the parking which will mean visitors can get a spot (even if they have to pay for it).
The National Capital Authority has opened a discussion on the balance of short and long stay parking:
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The National Capital Authority invites public comment on the allocation of car parks for long stay and short stay. Four discussion boards, which have been broken down by area, are available for comments.
The aim of this consultation is to determine the optimal mix of short stay and long stay spaces within the overall pay parking arrangements.
One way or another, the pay parking kicks off from 1 July 2014.