The Council is reviewing parking provision across the city, particularly in terms of how non-residents’ parking affects local people.
Phase 2 of this process includes a detailed look at the Bonnington area, and will probably interest Spurtle readers living in Warriston Road, Powderhall, Broughton Road, and Redbraes.
You can access the consultation online HERE.
The overall decision being made is whether to make the area a Controlled Parking Zone in which restrictions apply from Monday to Friday, 8.30am–5.30pm.
‘CPZs work by managing how the available space is used. A combination of different types of parking places help people who live and visit the area to find places to park, allow loading while yellow lines keep traffic moving and create safer conditions for pedestrians, cyclists and other road users. Parking controls can also deter commuting by private vehicle, encouraging non-residents to consider how they travel into the city and encouraging them to use more sustainable forms of transport.
‘Parking will mainly consist of either permit holder parking or shared-use parking, both of which can be used by permit holders. Shared-use parking can also be used by pay-and-display customers, upon payment of the relevant charge. There may also be some pay-and-display parking places near to shops. Existing disabled parking places and city car club spaces will not be affected by the proposals.’
On-street parking for residents would still be possible, but they would have to buy a permit. Details of prices in current CPZs are available HERE, and there is useful explanation of related issues HERE.
The consultation will remain open until 14 March, with the Transport & Environment Cmte deciding what to do next in June.