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Edinburgh Council to reduce parking fees

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The City of Edinburgh Council is considering plans to reduce the cost of parking.

Proposals are being discussed tonight (September 13th) by the transport committee that would see drivers pay £3 instead of £5.50 for all-day parking, the Edinburgh Evening News reports.

As well as this, the fee would be reduced to £2.50 for a nine-hour stay at 530 spaces on 17 roads on the outskirts of the city.

Mark Turley, director of the communities department at the council, noted the reason for the move is to "provide more parking opportunities for those who already park either in the city centre or in uncontrolled streets surrounding the controlled parking zone (CPZ)".

It is hoped motorists will stop using residential areas outside of the CPZ once the reduction in prices is introduced.

Eddie Thorn, chair of Craigleith/Blackhall Community Council, told the paper he would prefer to see a park-and-ride scheme created to deal with traffic.ADNFCR-2576-ID-801448256-ADNFCR

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