Parking marshals return to Bellville on 1 April 2022

The City of Cape Town wants to remind motorists and businesses that parking marshals will return to the Bellville central business district on Friday, 1 April 2022.

As from Friday, 1 April 2022, the City will resume charging a tariff for the use of on-street parking bays in the Bellville CBD to ensure a turnover of parking bays for those visiting the area.

Managed parking in Bellville will again provide relief to the consumers who need parking close to shops, restaurants, service centres and other destinations. Many businesses that depend on walk-in trade will also benefit as customers will find it easier to find on-street parking.

Parking marshals have already resumed duty in Sea Point, the Cape Town CBD, Newlands and Claremont since November 2021.

The applicable parking tariffs are as follows:

• Sea Point, CBD, Claremont: R4,80 per 15 minutes

• Bellville and Newlands: R3,40 per 15 minutes

Payment methods:

• Cash

• SnapScan

• Debit card

• Credit card

‘We want to remind motorists that they will be charged for on-street parking again, given that we have suspended the management of parking since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. Now that life is returning to normal, we expect to see an increase in economic activity. Clients need parking for visiting shops, restaurants, service centres and so forth.

‘The purpose of charging a tariff for on-street parking bays is to ensure a turnover of bays in popular areas and where people do business. This will benefit business owners in Bellville because their clients need parking, and those who are looking for parking will also benefit because parking bays will not be occupied for hours on end by the same person,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Councillor Rob Quintas.

Motorists are reminded that they need to pay for parking upfront. This is to prevent a situation where motorists return to their vehicles and drive off before paying the marshal.

‘We have to make sure that motorists pay for using parking bays, and comply with the time restrictions. In the past, some motorists refused to pay marshals, or they simply ignored the time limits imposed. The purpose of managing parking is to stimulate economic activity and to provide access to businesses who need to create jobs. This is extremely important, in particular as the City and businesses are gearing for economic recovery,’ said Councillor Quintas.

A clamping protocol is being introduced where repeat offenders who attempt to avoid paying, or who refuse to pay, will have the wheels of their vehicles clamped. Law Enforcement and Traffic Services may issue fines to such repeat offenders. Fines for parking violations range between R300 and R1 000, depending on the violation.

Source: City Of Cape Town