Blogging from Ireland


Blogging from Ireland

Went to a concert last night. Our host decided to park on street. The P and D machine was out of service. He walked two blocks to another machine and paid his fee.  I was surprised — he had only to go about 30 minutes and the space would have been free for the evening – I was told that they boot here on the first offense.

Boy, that sure takes the wind out of scofflaws.  And gets an extra Euro or two in the meter.

Dublin is an old city with small one way streets.  Not a lot of onstreet parking however they have a good signage and information system for notifying drivers where to park off street.

Here’s what the sign looks like:





These signs are located throughout the city. As you close in on a garage, the occupancy for that location is posted outside.  Would you rather hunt for 10 spaces out of 500 or 250 our of 300. You can decide on the spot. Its great. Dublin has brought all the public decks on line plus has interfaced the private garages, too.  The plan makes it better for everyone — a rising tide raises all boats.

Off to the UK — More later


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