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St Georges Rd, Avondale - Parking restrictions St Georges Rd, Avondale - Parking restrictions

Consultation status: closed 23 October 2017

Proposal reference: RTV-095

We are proposing to introduce P120 parking restrictions from Monday to Sunday, 8am to 6pm, on the western side of St Georges Road in Avondale, stretching from outside property number 23 up to the roundabout.

We are also proposing to introduce P30 parking restrictions from Monday to Sunday, 8am to 6pm, on the eastern side of St Georges Road, approximately 2 car spaces outside property number 20.

Download the consultation drawing for St Georges Road (PDF 192KB)

The current unrestricted parking is no longer suitable for this area, as short term parking demand has increased, as well as the number of commuters parking in these spaces all day to access the train station.

The proposed parking restrictions will ensure parking turnover and increase availability, which will benefit local businesses and services.

Feedback

The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, we have decided not to proceed with the proposed works.

Specific feedback

  • Many groups who hire St Ninians Church do so for more than 2 hours, therefore, P120 parking restrictions outside the venue would discourage members from attending. P240 would be a more appropriate time restriction. We do not enable P240 parking restrictions in town centres, as it is difficult to enforce and does not encourage turnover in areas that experience high parking demand. There were a number of respondents who share the view that P120 restrictions would have a negative impact on the local community, so we have decided not to proceed with the proposal.
  • Unrestricted parking is a significant marketing tool for businesses in the area as customers often require more than 2 hours, such as at hair dressers and the cinema, therefore the proposed restrictions would discourage customers and negatively impact local business. As there were a number respondents who shared this view, we have decided not to proceed with the proposal.

Next steps

We will not be proceeding with these proposed works.