Rojda ALTINTAŞ – Burak KESKİNCI – ISTANBUL DHA
In the regions where events such as concerts and sports events are held in Istanbul, the high fees for parking lots under the ‘event’ schedule drew a reaction. Private car parks charge up to 150 liras for a few hours, while İSPARK charges a full-day fee. Parking attendants usually recognize those who come to the event by their uniforms or clothing.
One of Istanbul’s biggest problems car park shortage. Especially BesiktasIt is very difficult to find a place to park a car in districts such as , Şişli and Kadıköy where concert and match events are intense. Parking lots have turned this into an opportunity. From those who come to organizations such as matches, concerts,activityIt turned out that high wages were taken under the tariff of ‘.
FULL DAY MONEY IS RECEIVED FROM DRIVERS COMING TO THE EVENT
In Şişli Kadırgalar Street, where there are many activity areas, there are private and SPARKCar parks of . apply different price policies on event days. A full-day fee is charged to drivers who come for a concert or game in the parking lots, regardless of the parking time. According to the tariff written on the sign of the İSPARK parking lot at the entrance of Küçükçiftlik Park, 23 TL for 1-2 hours of parking and 30 TL for 2-4 hours of parking, while drivers who come for a concert or match are charged a full day fee under the title of ‘event’. 50 lira is requested. It was learned that the parking fees in the nearby private parking lots increased up to three times on the days of the event.
“I PAID 100 LIRA FOR 2 HOURS”
Dundar Kan, who came to watch the football match, stated that he paid high prices for the private parking lot.Besiktas I came to the game. I gave 100 liras for the parking lot, I will stop for 2 hours after the match. Due to the density, there is no place at the moment. Last week, I came without a car, I walked 5 kilometers at the exit, I couldn’t find a taxi, so I came by car,” he said.
“I GAVE 150 LIRA FOR 3 HOURS”
Hüseyin Türkoğlu, on the other hand, stated that the parking fees increased a lot during the event days and said, “I left my car in the private parking lot, I gave 150 liras for 3 hours because it was the match day. Normally, it is 20 liras, but we pay a high amount due to the closure of these places on the match day.” “I left my car at İSPARK. I looked at the prices and the average prices are between 40-60 liras,” said Fatih Order, who came to watch the match.
“CAR PARKING PRICES DOUBLE BY MATCH DAY”
Another citizen, who did not want to be named, said: “Do not come here on concert days, parking prices have gone up. You will either walk or use a scooter, there is no other way. On match days, parking prices double.”
On the other hand, İSPARK officials did not want to make a statement about the ‘activity’ tariff.