Proposal status: Feedback closed 2 October 2019, last updated 6 November 2019.
Reference number: BYL-415
We've proposing changes in your area
We proposed new broken yellow lines parking restrictions from 26 Edgware Road to the driveway of 21 Edgware Road in West Harbour.
Why the changes are needed
These changes are needed to address issues with parked vehicles blocking the street and forcing larger vehicles to make unsafe turning manoeuvres. The proposed restrictions are expected to improve access and make sure larger vehicles such as rubbish trucks and emergency services can turn safely and easily.
The proposed broken yellow lines will proceed to the next stage of detailed planning before being painted on the road. 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.
Please note, in the letter sent to residents on 18 September 2019, there was a small error. The letter indicated that the broken yellow lines would stop outside property number 19, but the attached drawing indicated the broken yellow lines would stop at 21. The broken yellow lines are intended to stop outside property number 21. We apologise for any confusion caused because of the mistake.
- Concern over the reduction of car-parking on the street. Respondents note that it is especially important to have parking available on weekends for visitors.
The proposed parking restrictions remove only two on-street parking spaces on Edgware Road. There are parking spaces available further up the road to accommodate the two spaces lost. We understand that on-street parking is an asset for residents and we have kept the loss of parking to a minimum while providing space for rubbish collection trucks to turn. The proposed parking restrictions in front of the Midgley Park entrance will keep the access to the park unobstructed.
- Request to provide additional parking nearby if broken yellow lines are installed.
The proposed parking restrictions remove only two on-street parking spaces at the head of the cul-de-sac. There are unrestricted on-street parking spaces available further up the road to accommodate the two lost parking spaces.
- Request to install white 'hockey stick' parking lines to show people where to park rather than restrict people from parking outright.
Installing white hockey stick markings would not solve the issue of lack of manoeuvring space for rubbish collection trucks. The head of the cul-de-sac needs be kept clear, which can only be achieved by installing the parking restrictions.
- Request to allow parking on Edgware Road, except when rubbish trucks arrive e.g. 'parking restricted between 10am and 12pm' as very few large vehicles access the road.
Implementing parking restrictions during a specific period of the day would be not ideal as rubbish collection times vary and to enable other large vehicles like emergency services to safely manoeuvre through the cul-de-sac. In addition, drivers tend to comply with broken yellow lines much more than clearway restrictions.
- Allowing rubbish trucks to turn in this area can be dangerous for pedestrians (especially young families) accessing the nearby Midgeley Park. This appears to be more of a convenience matter for large vehicles, as respondents have seen plenty of vehicles safely navigate through the street before.
Currently, the rubbish collection trucks turn around further up the road and reverse back onto the cul-de-sac to collect the rubbish. This is a dangerous manoeuvre as the truck driver has limited visibility when reversing. The proposed parking restrictions provide manoeuvring space for trucks at the head of the cul-de-sac and leaves the access to the park unobstructed.
- Request to extend broken yellow lines from 24 to 19 Edgware Road, as it will improve visibility.
The extent of proposed parking restrictions addresses the issue of lack of manoeuvring space for rubbish collection trucks. Extending the parking restrictions will result in the loss of additional on-street parking spaces, which would have a negative impact on residents and their visitors. Vehicles parking outside properties 21 and 24 do not create any significant visibility issues. Therefore, we do not believe additional parking restrictions are required.
- Request to clarify whether the driveway property of 19 or 21 is where the broken yellow lines start.
We apologise for the confusion caused, the broken yellow lines start at the driveway of property number 21.
These works are planned by February 2020, 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.