Our narrow streets can’t cope with a parking free-for-all. A residents’ parking scheme would be better for everyone:
- Better for drivers – no need to circle the area for ages looking for a parking spot. Community surveys have shown there will be enough spaces for residents to park.
- Better for kids – quieter, emptier streets, more space to play, safer to cross the roads.
- Better for businesses – easier deliveries, customers and visitors can park in short-term spaces.
- Better for the community – more space for trees, benches and community events. Easier access for online shopping deliveries, recycling vehicles and emergency services.
- Better for the environment – fewer people driving around and around trying to find a space to park = less pollution. Streets that are safer and more inviting will encourage more people to walk or cycle to school and work. If our area is no longer advertised online as a free car park for visitors, then maybe some of them will travel by public transport instead.
The council’s scheme isn’t perfect and they still haven’t listened to residents over street improvements that need to go in alongside the parking scheme, like dropped kerbs, cycle parking and street trees.
Your vote counts – each household has one vote, whether or not you have a car. The CPZ consultation affects everyone who lives here. Vote if you walk to school, use a bus, bike or pram, have mobility problems or can’t find a space to park.
Say yes in the consultation and tell them what’s important to you!
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