Sixty short stay parking bays in the Grange area are set to be converted to nine hour bays if proposals being brought before the Transport Committee next Tuesday are approved. This follows the successful trial conversion of forty two bays earlier this year. Full details are in the report which can be found here where there are also maps showing the location of the bays which are proposed for change.
Please note that the there will be changes in the charges at the bays according to demand and location - the charge for all day parking in the less used bays will rise to £3 per day. Some of the bays which are currently barely used but are in higher demand (on or north of Beaufort Road and Grange Road) will cost £5 for a full day.
The 2006 introduction of S1 cleared up the parking congestion in the area - but resulted in a whole slew of streets with hardly any parked cars. Meanwhile the areas on the periphery of S1 suffered the knock on effect of the displaced parking problem. I have been calling for this more sensible use of road space since 2007 and applaud my ward colleague Cllr Gordon Mackenzie (Transport Convener) for at last pushing to bring forward these sensible measures.