On Monday afternoon, despite the tempting display of pastries piled on the counter, Luigi Massone’s café, Scoff, on Ranelagh’s main street was empty save for two small tables of customers.
Pointing behind him, just hours after new higher parking charges came into force in the Dublin 6 village, Massone said: “Look, the place is empty. It’s lunchtime. They changed a lot of rules. The business of everybody has gone down.”
Parking tariffs rose across the city on Monday. However, Ranelagh and Rathmines are among the districts most affected, seeing a 70 per cent increase in charges from €1.60 to €2.70 per hour…
If this is the best that the @IrishTimes can produce in its coverage of street parking fees, then it must be consigned to the past – along with the dominance of cars in our urban spaces. #StreetsAreForPeople https://t.co/EbqwOs978v
— Dublin Cycling 🚲 (@dublincycling) July 16, 2019