There has been occasional comment in the press
about plans to build underground car parks in Edinburgh. The car
parks would be computer controlled, with the cars being taken
automatically from an entrance/exit bay for parking.
George Street was suggested as a possible
location a couple of years ago. Now [Oct 2005]
Chambers Street has become the subject of a feasibility study looking into
whether or not it might be possible to build two car parks there by Autumn
2007 - both would be in front of the Royal Scottish Museum, one on either
side of the statue of William Chambers. Each would hold just over
This proposal is being considered by ECCMC
(Edinburgh City Centre Management Company) together with Trevipark, a
company that has established similar car parks in Rome, Turin and Milan.
If the Chambers Street car parks proved
successful, they might be followed by others in Edinburgh in locations
such as the West End, the Grassmarket and George Street.
Evening News: October 26, 2005, p.14.