New Green strategy to reduce private car use to go to government

Higher parking fees, reallocating road space away from cars and removing car parking spaces among options in new strategy from Eamon Ryan’s department

Eamon Ryan will bring the memo on reducing car use to cabinet on Wednesday. Picture: PA

Higher parking fees, the removal of on-street parking spaces, and new charges for polluting vehicles to enter city centres will be amongst a list options to reduce private car use in a new strategy going to cabinet on Wednesday

The new high-level strategy will seek to give local authorities a choice of 35 actions for reducing private car use in urban centres, with the priority being for areas that are well serviced by public transport ...