We’re proposing changes to parking to more fairly balance the different needs of people who walk, bike/scoot, bus or drive along The Parade. Reallocating the street space will improve visibility and allow for slightly wider traffic lanes north and south of the shops.
If some time-restricted car parks are moved, replacement car parks with the same time restriction or designation are intended to be provided as close as possible to the original location.
Car parks will be moved further back from all driveways (3m) and all intersections (30m) to make this consistent.
The mobility parking on The Parade is unaffected except for relocating one space to Medway Street. The two mobility car parks outside the medical centre and one space outside 85 The Parade are retained.
Wherever possible, parking has been retained outside local facilities. Note that changes to the time-restricted parking outside the cinema on Mersey Street have already been approved and will happen separately from this project.
We’re also developing a local area parking plan based on parking analysis and community feedback.
Overall, between Dee and Reef streets, on-street parking spaces would be reduced by about 80 to 100 – down from about 205 angle and parallel spaces to about 105 to 125 parallel spaces.
Most of the parking reduction would be south of the 30km/h zone where the road is narrower. In some places, it's proposed to have parking only on one side of the street.
Individual parking spaces will not be marked, only the end bars.
We’re seeking feedback on whether we’ve got these proposed safety improvements quite right.
If there is something related to a change near your property that you think we should be aware of, please let us know as part of your feedback so we can adjust and fine-tune the detailed design.
We also want to hear from people who travel along The Parade by bike/scooter, on foot, on the bus or driving. We’re not asking whether there should be bike lanes on The Parade. The proposed changes are to improve things for all the different ways people use the street.
This is not a vote – your feedback will be considered alongside a whole range of other things.
Let us know what you think by 5pm, Sunday 13 February 2022.
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