Parking spaces in Naas and Athy are now more accessible than ever with the introduction of full-time parking management in both towns, with parking compliance levels reaching a growing average of 87% in Athy, and 86% in Naas ensuring an adequate turnover of parking spaces to enhance the business and shopping experience, according to Kildare County Council.
Kildare County Council has also provided secure Park and Ride facilities in Hedermans car park, Friary Road, Naas and Fairgreen car park, Naas with a daily parking rate of €3.00 per day. Both car parks have public lighting and CCTV security services which is just a five minute walk from the town centre.
Athy has also been enhanced with the redevelopment of Meeting Lane car park which has been provided with public lighting, CCTV and new Electric Charging Points. Meeting Lane car park is less than a five minute walk from the town centre with a parking rate of €2.50 per day.
From October 1, Kildare County Council re-launched and expanded its Pay-by-Phone parking service to Naas and Athy in conjunction with APCOA Parking Ireland Limited. This service is available across the towns of Naas, Athy, Newbridge,Kildare, Celbridge, Leixlip and Maynooth.
'APCOA Connect' is available free to download and offers 24-hour convenient and remote payments via phone, web, app and SMS using account-based or Pay-As- You-Go payments. This app is used on a national basis whereby customers canextend this convenience for use across 400 plus car parks and the 67 Irish Railstation car parks nationwide. With the freedom and flexibility to pay for parking from anywhere, at any time, users are offered additional Auto Pay and Late Pay tools –helping customers avoid parking penalties through automatic reminders and theopportunity to pay for parking late, where possible. Guidance on how to use this service is provided on parking meters in each of the towns.