Consultation status: closed 18 November
We are seeking feedback on a proposal to add No Stopping at All Times restrictions (broken yellow lines) along Marine Terrace in Bayswater.
This proposed change comes from public concern about restricted vehicle and cycle access caused by cars parked on both sides of the narrow section of Marine Terrace.
Our site visits confirm that vehicle movement is restricted when vehicles are parked on both sides of this road. The proposed broken yellow lines will address this issue.
View the proposed changes to Marine Terrace (PDF 148KB)
Thank you everyone for your feedback.
The proposal received positive feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.
Specific feedback and proposed solution
- There have been some concerns regarding not enough on-street parking at present. The significant amount of on-street parking still available on Marine Terrace is expected to be able to cope with the parking redistribution.
- Some responses have suggested that rubbish vehicles have no issues with accessibility. However our investigations and site inspections have confirmed that the road at this section of Marine Terrace is as narrow as 4 metres wide. Given that parked car takes up approximately 2 metres of road, and emergency vehicles have confirmed that they require a minimum of 2.5 metres of road, we need to restrict parking in order to ensure accessibility for vehicles at all times.
- We have received responses suggesting that the speed of vehicles and high number of cyclists are the root cause of accessibility issues. We must take into account cyclist safety, and it has been determined that this is a cyclist pinch-point. By removing this section of on street parking we are creating a much safer road environment for everyone using the road.
We expect to introduce this work by June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will issue a 48-hour notice to all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.