oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Just how much is fair to pay for parking?

Volume 19, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Emotions rise when people who used to park their cars for 'free' suddenly have to pay. A mere mention of the possibility of introducing parking charges in the work place is enough to get some people thinking about tendering resignations, or mass protests. Employees sometimes blame employers for locating work places in areas that can only be accessed by cars, thereby making parking space provision a 'right'. The plethora of car guards in South African urban areas is a reminder that parking can be a notable income generator. Parking charges are a proven urban management instrument that, if properly utilised, can enhance urban mobility solutions. This article investigates the state of the practice in South Africa, and seeks to answer: how much is fair to pay for parking?

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