Saturday, January 16, 2016

Review of West End waiting restrictions

Back in 2013, when the proposed West End residents’ parking scheme proposal was rejected, I moved at City Development Committee that, at the very least, the department should review West End waiting restrictions.

This would allow the council to see if any yellow lining was now redundant/superfluous to requirements to hopefully free up some additional parking space.    

This exercise has now been completed and there are now proposals to do just that in various streets - you can download what is being proposed here.

I have been advised by the council that a cost estimate has been requested and, once approved, a Works Order will be made to allow the necessary lining removal to take place.

The Courier covered the waiting restrictions progress in yesterday's paper and also highlights my view that there is a real need for City Council transportation officers to look at residents’ priority parking again, given the flaws in the previous consultation.

The complacent response from the Convener of City Development to this is extremely disappointing and is a real concern to the very many West End residents who find great difficulty parking near their homes.

This is an issue I will continue to pursue on behalf of local residents in the West End.