Video: Work Underway On City Hall Car Park

April 21, 2016

Work is underway at the City Hall car park, with the planned changes to involve the introduction of a ticketed barrier system to control the entry and exit from the car park.

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“This improvement project is necessary due to low payment by users and abuse of parking durations. City Hall car park is a three hour car park and many motorists overstay the time limit,” the Corporation of Hamilton previously said.

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“From Monday April 18th contractors will be onsite to install the barrier system with an expected completion date at the end of June.”

“All hourly rates for use of the car park remain unchanged however customers who overstay the 3-hour time limit will be charged an immediate penalty. At 3 hours a $10 penalty fee is applied to the total amount due and at 4 hours a $65 penalty is additionally applied.

“This totals the same as a $75 parking ticket, however the difference is it must be paid before exiting the car park.

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Mayor Charles Gosling previously said, “This will be a more efficient way for customers to pay for their parking and for the City to ensure compliance and payment by users.

“Car park revenue is a significant source of income for the City and we are very careful to protect that. The barrier pay system will pay for itself in less than two years and protects the City’s revenue over the longer term.”

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  1. By time someone came to their senses…As Mayor Charles Gosling previously said, “This will be a more efficient way for customers to pay for their parking and for the City to ensure compliance and payment by users.”

  2. PC Duck says:

    ok. So to exit you pay then??Someone in a booth to collect fee or fine?? Does corp get traffic warden parking fines? Pay more attention to DOUBLE parking on REID and QUEEN streets pre printed tickets and a dedicated warden for that area make a fortune

  3. Blind Harold says:

    Why do they need to close off an entire length of bays for an entrance and exit gate???????????

    • Build a Better Bermuda says:

      As has been previously reported, they are redoing the whole entrance structure, the sidewalks around and repaving the parking lot. The plans are available, if you looked, you wouldn’t have to ask.

      • Blind Harold says:

        I am so silly. One entrance (already there ) one exit ( already there ) sidewalks were fine

  4. Pete says:

    Does Chris know about this?

  5. Johnathan says:

    I don’t think this will work.. Nobody will park there and CoH will loose even more money than they are now.

    • Really? says:

      Actually, what will probably happen is:
      1/ people who intend to overstay the 3 hour limit will not park in the lot
      2/ people who intend to park for less than 3 hours will still use the lot and there will be more spots available for them throughout the day since the people in #1 won’t be there.

      Looks good to me.

  6. Coffee says:

    Do what you like .. As long as you don’t interfere with Degraff’s !

  7. Warwick Resident says:

    This is the most sensible way to control parking. People who need to park for a short period of time for business/errands/shopping in Hamilton will now be able to find a parking space because they won’t be hogged by those planning to park for the day.

  8. Abc says:

    Money for parking lots
    But no money to fix a hurricane damage home coh
    Sad but funny 30 plus years
    Workin and u left dem Astray for a parking lot
    Greed

    • Um Um Like says:

      And no money for the upkeep of a pond either!

  9. Abc says:

    All bout greed
    Good lord should strike lighting

  10. Rocky says:

    SO its gonna take 2 months to set this up? sounds like gov to me

  11. Takbir Karriem Sharrieff says:

    No comment ,at this time.I will zip the lip,before I sink the ship.Just observing,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Peace.

  12. Ms. Poli Tician says:

    Now please do something about Number 1 shed. Inconsiderate freeloaders keep parking there all day.

  13. Truth is killin' me... says:

    And all you “gotta move my car” people…get your tails back to work!

  14. UmJustSayiing says:

    would it be possible to have someone in your office monitor the weather? The city would be a lot cleaner if the shops bundled and secured their trash so that it’s not blown around which seems to be the norm.

  15. Just thinkin...... says:

    Why does the car park need to be for only 3 hours. Why can’t we have hourly parking rates and you just pay to exit based on how long you stay. If I choose to stay for 6 hours, I should just be able to park and pay for the time used. Surely the COH would make more money this way plus its an incentive for people not to overstay.

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