Revellers in and around Sandton can now enjoy an option of leaving their cars overnight in the Sandton City parking in a move that might limit drinking and driving.
This will be an attraction for nightriders who are often forced to drive their cars while drunk because of unavailability of parking space. They can now party until they drop and then hop onto a taxi, an Uber or Taxify, with ease knowing that their cars are safely parked.
Sandton City, one of the largest shopping centres on the African continent, unveiled the 24/7 parking offering today and tagged it without specifying pricing as affordable parking.
Announcing the offering, Preston Gaddy, General Manager of the Sandton Precinct for JHI Retail, said “This is the season of celebration, where more people get together with their friends, colleagues and families. With the many entertainment options in and around Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square, the Sandton social scene buzzes right throughout the festive season. Getting behind the wheel after a night out or long lunch is never a good choice, but that shouldn’t prevent people from enjoying the season in the city.”
Fortunately, added Gaddy, there are so many alternatives for getting home safely from Sandton, from the Gautrain to taxis and even tuk-tuks. Now, Sandton City is adding to the solution by offering a safe, convenient place to leave your car and collect it again at any time, day or night. We hope this will help people to make the right choice and stop them from getting behind the wheel after having a good time.”
Gaddy reports that Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square are seeing an increased use of their parking as Sandton Central moves towards becoming a 24-hour city. Early birds and night owls alike are extending the demand for easily accessible, secure parking around the clock.
Also, people using the Gautrain services are parking their cars at this landmark super-regional mall because its parkades stay open 24/7 and offer an affordable alternative for longer parking periods.