Reserved parking allocated for electric cars in Limerick

Jennifer Purcell

Reporter:

Jennifer Purcell

Donal Herraghty, ESB ecars, and Mayor of Limerick City and County Liam Galvin on Bedford Row with Rory McDermott, Traffic Department
Limerick County Council has allocated designated parking spaces for electric vehicle (EV) users across a number of key locations in the city and county.

Limerick County Council has allocated designated parking spaces for electric vehicle (EV) users across a number of key locations in the city and county.

Limerick is following in the steps of Cork City and County by reserving six on-street parking spaces solely for EV parking and charging.

This gives better access to on-street charge points for EV users across the greater Limerick region. This includes points at Merchant’s Quay, Milk Market, Bedford Row, Bishop’s Quay and two at Pery Square, which are now clearly marked as being designated for EV charging only.

County locations such as Abbeyfeale, Adare and Newcastle West have also been marked. This is on top of fast charge points located at Topaz Service Station, Thomondgate and Limerick Nissan at Delta Retail Park.

Councillor Liam Gavin, Mayor of Limerick City and County Council said, “Limerick City and County Council recognises the importance of providing greener, cleaner and more sustainable transport systems.”

Donal Herraghty, infrastructure manager, ESB ecars said, “This initiative will remove a major frustration for EV drivers who have often found a charging space blocked by a conventional fuelled vehicle.”

Each new EV space will be marked with the words ‘Electric Vehicle Charging Only’, and any conventional fuelled car found parking in one of these reserved spaces is liable to receive a parking fine.