Proposal status: Feedback closed 11 October 2019, last updated 29 October 2019
Reference number: RTV-264
We're proposing changes in your area
In September 2019, we proposed to convert the Loading Zone at the corner of Queen Street and Vulcan Lane in the central city into a P5 Loading Zone, Goods Vehicles Only, At All Times.
Currently these spaces form a P5 Loading Zone from 6am to 11am, Monday to Sunday, and a P15 Parking at all other times.
Why the changes are needed
This proposal responds to an issue reported by local businesses where delivery vehicles are manoeuvring into Vulcan Lane when cars are parked in this location, creating a significant safety risk for pedestrians.
Our proposal for a permanent P5 Loading Zone is expected to improve safety for pedestrians by ensuring better access for delivery vehicles serving local businesses.
The proposed changes will proceed to the next stage of detailed planning before being implemented. Thank you to everyone who responded to our proposal and gave us the chance to better understand your community and concerns. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.
- Many respondents supported the proposal, noting the need for Loading Zone availability on Queen Street. We are glad to hear our project will benefit businesses in this area.
- Requests for identical parking restrictions at more or every Loading Zone on Queen Street. We will investigate extending these parking restrictions to other Loading Zones as future improvements to Queen Street aim at supporting pedestrians and buses. However, at this time it is important that the parking restrictions on Queen Street continue to serve the widest possible range of users, including customers parking at local businesses.
This work will happen in December 2019, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays.
Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.