New parking woes

September 29 2017

The new RPZ extension facilities in the north of Redland ward went live in August with the full enforcement following a little later.

The new RPZ extension facilities in the north of Redland ward went live in August with the full enforcement following a little later.  

The delay with enforcement caused some concerns but the greatest impact is the knock-on effects of a wider area of controlled parking now affecting further residential streets nearby, as commuters seek free parking elsewhere from early every working day. There have been many more complaints about inconsiderate parking in areas such as Westbury Park and near the Gloucester Road. 

Councillor Martin Fodor explains: “This means two sides of the ward are now the front line for commuter parking impacts at a time when the council is not helping progress schemes where residents want something done to manage parking.  

“We’re pursuing answers from the new cabinet member for transport to find out the official basis for developing new schemes of residents’ parking - how to show there’s strong demand from an area, what size areas might be feasible to develop a new scheme and whether the council will be able to invest in further schemes.”

 Councillors suggest that a good starting point for residents affected by commuter parking is to talk to neighbours to establish if there’s a group of you who can help sound out residents in the area and assess the extent of support, or otherwise, for something to be done. Get views, identify issues, and collate the ideas and contacts.