I think it's about time we challenge the concept of parking in Malta. We should have a system where on the road parking is limited to certain timeframes all around the island. Heavy fines will be in place for those who ignore these timeframes. On the other hand an annual fee should be put in place which enables the use of underground parking all over the island. This would be a system where a card or similar system is used in order to entitle the user to parking in underground parking. New underground parkings should be considered in order to enable to make zones completely parking free on the roads. It could be maybe possible (this could be more complex to implement) where the government subsidises a number of private parkings in order to use these for the scheme to operate.