End to unauthorized parking fees
Jadriya Street expansion alleviates Baghdad congestion
JADRIYA, BAGHDAD, 964media – Baghdad’s University Street in the Jadriya area has been expanded, significantly easing parking difficulties and reducing traffic congestion both day and night.
The upgrade of University Street involved the addition of an extra lane on each side and the creation of designated parking spaces. This change came with instructions to local shop and restaurant owners to allow free parking in front of their establishments and not to impose parking fees.
A Jadriya traffic officer told 964media, “We’ve made it clear to the shop and restaurant owners that they must permit free parking in these spaces and not charge for it. The impact on traffic, once notorious for congestion especially during university hours, is now markedly improved.”
Local resident Ali Fadhil noted the positive effects of these changes: “With the street widening and new parking spaces, traffic flow has improved significantly. Congestion is now uncommon, even during peak university times and evenings when the area is bustling with visitors to its restaurants and parks. This expansion also curbed the issue of unofficial parking attendants charging for spaces.”
Further enhancing Jadriya, a new park has been opened, featuring half an acre of green spaces and children’s playgrounds.