Dubai: The paid parking system will be extended to more areas in Dubai next year as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) aims to regulate the use of parking spaces in new neighbourhoods.

Dubai has seen a steady expansion of controlled parking zones over the past few years with sections of several areas added each year.

At least half a dozen residential and mixed-use neighbourhoods have seen the expansion of paid parking zones this year, with a similar expansion planned for next year.

“The RTA increases controlled parking based on comprehensive studies of areas according to a strategic master plan. These studies include traffic density, land usage, occupancy rates as well as availability of public transport,” said Maitha Bin Adai, CEO of the RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency.

Dubai has 111,026 paid parking slots and the number is likely to increase by 10,000, going by the annual rate increment rate of nine per cent.

“The RTA significantly increased the number of paid parking slots after the creation of new areas and the rate of increase has been around nine per cent. Expansion is planned at a similar rate based on demand and criteria to control parking spaces,” added Maitha. see more

source: gulfnews