Wednesday, July 06, 2016
There are two bus stops and bays at the Lochee Road end of Tullideph Road that unfortunately have been unused for some time because the 17 bus service was re-routed. See one of them below :
I have asked Xplore Dundee about bringing back the old 17 route as I think that would have the support of people in the Tullideph/Ancrum area, but the bus company is not willing to at this time.
I have highlighted to the City Development Department that there have been complaints about parking fixed penalties being imposed where vehicles have parked in the bays, which is not reasonable now that the bus stops are not used. Clearly, allowing local people and people attending Balgay Parish Church and City Church - both nearby - to park there would make sense.
The City Council has advised me that :
"Our previous approach has been to leave poles in place (decommissioned) for around a year before physically removing them from the street. I agree that some drivers may be deterred from parking but local residents will hopefully be aware of the situation. There should be yellow posters on the bus stops explaining the bus stop is no longer served by buses."
It has been agreed to remove the clearway plates at the bays which will mean it is no longer an offence to park in these, now unused, bays.