Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Union Place Car Parks - disabled parking

Following residents' concerns about the continuing lack of adequate disabled parking facilities in Union Place (particularly in the south car park), I raised this with the City Council's Head of Transportation who advises:

"I have arranged for a further review on the Union Street Council Car Parks.   The north car park has 18no bays and 1no disabled bay.  Normally the ratio is about 6% for disabled bays so 1no would be appropriate for this car park due to the limited total amount of bays.  I will arrange to continue to monitor this car park and give consideration to an additional disabled bay.  The south car park has approximately 35no bays with no disabled bays but it is likely the north car park would have a higher demand to be closer to the private car park and the shops.

For the 6% availability for disabled bays in the south car park 2-3no bays would be appropriate here and we are now giving this further consideration how best to allocate the spaces."