Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Blackford/Newington priority parking update

Priority Parking is now set to proceed in the above area.  I last posted at the beginning of June when there was a report to the Transport Committee recommending a further consultation because only 6% of residents in the area supported the scheme.

In the event the Transport Committee did not accept that recommendation and decided to proceed with the scheme subject to consultation with the four councillors.    At the subsequent discussion amongst the councillors I argued that there should be a consultation on a smaller scheme covering the areas where there was stronger support.  The other three councillors disagreed - and so the scheme is to go ahead.

Therefore, because the Committee decision is to go ahead on the original area subject to consultation, there is no requirement for further consultation.  Work is therefore expected to being on implementing the scheme in the late autumn.

Just a reminder of the streets affected:
  • Blackbarony Road
  • Craigmillar park
  • Crawfurd Road
  • East Savile Road
  • Gilmour Road
  • Gordon Terrace
  • Hallhead Road
  • Lygon Road
  • Mayfield Road
  • Ross Road
  • Savile Terrace
  • Suffolk Road
  • West Savile Road
  • Wilton Road
The scheme will create a selection of parking bays which will be restricted to permit holders for an hour and a half (or so) each day, thus limiting (but not eliminating) commuter parking.

See the link above to my last post on this for a further link to the report to the Transport Committee which contains much more detail.

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