City of Joburg embarks on consultation process around parking management

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The Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, Clr Mpho Parks Tau, will kick start a public consultation process on parking management on small nodes around City of Joburg. A consultation meeting with various stakeholders will take place at Parkhurst Recreation Centre on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 from 11h00-13h00.

In 2011, the City of Johannesburg awarded a contract to Ace Parking to roll out a Parking Management System in identified areas which historically had parking meters. The paid parking was piloted in Braamfontein and after some lessons were learned, it was then rolled out to other areas including Parkhurst and Joburg CBD.

Through this consultation process the City will be seeking residents’ feedback on what it should be doing in small business nodes – to make them mixed use, attractive, safe and nodes where economic activity, innovation and entrepreneurship can be taken to a higher level- and the role of transport and roads in this regard.

The City conducted an audit (conducted by the transport department) of 25 small nodes on how they can be made more accessible and friendly from a perspective of public transport users, private car users, pedestrians, and cyclists.

Members of the Community will be addressed by the Executive Mayor and the City’s leadership on the new thinking around improving liveability, access and mobility in these smaller nodes.
Community members are invited to actively participate in the consultative process to improve comprehensive solutions in partnership with residents and the business community, which may include shuttle services using Tuk Tuk, shared parking, closing streets during certain periods.

The parking management system aims to increased turnover of most convenient spaces for consumer convenience, to facilitate deliveries and reduce cruising for parking.

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