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61. Stop Charging Faculty and Staff Parking UNCC

If you work for UNCC you must pay parking yearly. Every year we have had to pay with it increasing yearly.

We haven't had a pay increase/bonuses in several years. In fact we have been furlowed and still had to pay to park that day.

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62. Abolish Parking Charges at The Beatson

The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre offers treatment and care to 60% of Scotland's population. During a difficult time, the staff at The Beatson provide excellent support to patients.

However, parking enforcers are hounding those unfamiliar with the area and its parking, adding additional stress to those already dealing with a very emotional and difficult time. These fines are completely unfair and plain money grabbing.

Chief Executive Tom Divers claims lack of managed parking regimes and commuters taking advantage of free hospital parking have led to the introduction of parking charges. Surely this is the lazy and unintelligent option?

This petition hopes to make NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde rethink the parking charges at The Beatson, so patients can at least have their treatment without the worry of a fine when they leave the building.

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63. Review Austin Parking Ordinance

Austin City Council member Laura Morrison said that the meter extension was too drastic for the given problem and that it "changes the ecosystem of what makes up downtown at night and on the weekends."

Morrison pointed out Saturdays "add one more barrier to people coming to the Farmer's Market." (

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64. Please reconsider the Round Hill conservation area for residents' parking.

Please see for a full presentation of the case for re-consulting Round Hill residents.

Love them or loathe them, CPZs (residents' parking schemes) are now a feature of UK city life. In Brighton and Hove, they have grown from 2 in 2001 to 14 in 2011.

As new CPZs reach the boundaries of our city suburb, Round Hill cannot comfortably store the vehicles of outsiders wishing to avoid a fee of circa £2 per week.

Preferential treatment is now needed for our own residents' parking needs as well as the other benefits (cleaner environment, clearer footways, more room on junctions for emergency services and recycling collection vehicles). Without a CPZ, the obstructions to our own residents' needs will get worse.

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65. More Motorcycle & Scooter Parking in Sydney CBD

There is not enough parking for motorcycles and scooters in the CBD.

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66. Resident Parking Permits for Wellesley Road, London, E11

My email to Redbridge Parking Services (12th April)

I live in Wellesley Road, Wanstead, E11 2HG.

Parking close to my house is a major frustration, especially because we have a young child. Today I had to park over 600m away and walk with him and all the objects that come with a small child! Also it practically makes it impossible to go for a big shop, as we can never park near our front door to make it easy to get the bags in.

I notice that there are a number of cars that arrive pre-rush hour and leave at the end of the business day (most probably getting on the tube at Snaresbrook) meaning that we struggle to find a space during the day. Also the Driving Test Centre causes havoc, with tens of learner cars taking spaces throughout the day.

There are a few small areas of 09:30 to 10:30 no parking lines, but these are no use to us, as we are unable to park on these too. I am not in a position to move my car from one of these positions pre 09:30, to move it back after 10:30 as I need to go to work at 09:00.

Is it possible to allow residents a permit to park on these 09:30 to 10:30 spaces? Your website describes them as "one hour commuter parking zones" but this is discriminating against us residents.

Otherwise is it possible to make Wellesley Road into a Resident's / Business Parking area only, with pay and display for visitors up to 2 or 4 hours? I, and I believe many other residents on Wellesley Road, will be happy to pay for a yearly permit, similar to the scheme that operates at the other end of the High St in the Controlled Parking Zone.

I can imagine come the Olympics next summer this situation will become a lot lot worse!

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67. Mayesbrook Manor School and Parking Areas

Academy Central is being sold with a primary school adding to the sense of community and a focus on eco friendly homes and living.

The residents of the converted UEL campus were aware of the building of a primary school but the proposed new plans would have a significant impact on the area and is being undertaken at a time when the residents most affected are not yet in situ and will have no voice in determining the outcome of the proposed plan.

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68. Exempt Tavistock Road from proposed 8 am to midnight parking

There is a proposal of 8am to midnight, Monday to Sunday controls for the Croydon Controlled Parking Zone (outer permit zones) by Croydon Council Parking Services. This means that the parking after 6pm till midnight, Monday to Sunday will be charged.

The Croydon Gurdwara also known as Guru Nanak Community Centre, has been in existence since the 1980s and is the hub of all activities of the Sikh community in Croydon and adjoining areas including, Kenley, Wickham, Sutton etc. The building itself has a limited number of parking spaces and priority for those is given to disabled and elderly attendees. It has always been the case, therefore, that Gurdwara attendees park their cars on the nearby Tavistock Road.

The ability to park on Tavistock Road is crucial to the Sikh community and everyone attending Croydon Gurdwara services on Wednesday (6pm to 9pm), Saturday (6pm to 9pm) and Sunday (6am to 10am). If new restrictions are implemented then it would virtually mean the end of the benefits which attendees obtained from Gurdwara and end of Gurdwara itself and the services it provide to many. The Sikh community in Croydon is vibrant and self sustaining. It has not obtained any monetary help from outside and yet provides many important services including:

 Religious services for families (e.g. birthdays, marriages, funerals etc).
 Looking after the elderly during the day, providing free food, company and care
 Free Punjabi Language, Religious Studies and musical classes for children
 Yoga classes
 Karate classes
 Health awareness events
 Pastoral care for Sikh patients in Mayday Hospital

There are more than 2000 members of Sikh community who would be severely affected by charging the hours the Croydon Controlled Parking Zone operates from 8am to midnight. On special religious occasions such as Diwali etc the number attending from all over Croydon is far more than 2000 and yet Gurdwara has never asked for any special favours on such occasions. However, continuance of existing parking arrangements is crucial for the Sikh community. With the Gurdwara’s own premises having limited parking space (less than 5), it is vital that families and the elderly are able to continue parking on Tavistock Road as they do today. The Gurdwara’s crucial role as a centre for families, the elderly and as a place providing sound moral guidance for children and adults will be severely impacted if attendees have to pay to park on Tavistock Road.

We urge you therefore, to exempt Tavistock Road from this proposal and to keep the existing parking arrangements in place.

People may write directly to Community Services Department, Parking Services, PO Box 1462, Croydon CR9 1WX. quoting ref CS/PS/DJW/7TC.

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69. Stop Barnet Council’s Increased Motoring Taxes

Barnet Council are proposing to:

1. Increase the cost of resident parking permits from £42 to £100 (1st car) and £75 to £125 (second car).

2. Increase the cost of visitor vouchers from £10 per book to £48 per book (Camden charges £5.60!).

3. Remove the 15 minute minimum stay at pay and display machines (currently £0.35p) and replace it with £1 minimum half hour stay.

4. Remove all free bays within resident’s controlled parking zones in the borough as a blanket policy. Whilst such changes may be required on a case by case basis, this cannot be justified as a sweeping borough wide policy. Many people rely on these bays for visitors and workmen and combined with the above proposals, this will leave the residents out of pocket!

In addition, Barnet now require motorists to pay for Pay & Display by telephone where vending machines are broken. Where have we been notified of this policy!? Not all motorists carry phones and credit cards and this policy penalises us for broken machines!

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70. Stop car parking charges at Cutteslowe Park

We understand that Oxford City Council are discussing a proposal to start charging for parking at the Cutteslowe Park car park at the end of Harbord Road.

Summertown Stars Football Club is a major user of Cutteslowe Park and has 400 boys and girls (ages 6 to 18) as playing members.

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71. Review Parking Restrictions in the Bridgeland Community

The current parking restrictions in Bridgeland are a confusing and costly inconvenience that is detrimental to customer convenience and employee retention, which negatively affects local businesses.

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72. P.A.R.C. in Peace Petition

P.A.R.C. is a group of residents living near Yankee Stadium, in the Bronx N.Y., who are petitioning the Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr. and Mayor Bloomberg to issue residential parking permits to certified local residents. These parking permits would allow residents within a 10 block radius of Yankeee Stadium to have the exclusive right to park within this area on home game days and other events held at Yankee Stadium. Yankee fans are welcome to park in the numerous Yankee parking lots or father away from the stadium.

As a result, residents in the area would park worry free and the city would create more revenue from the parking lots they already have in the area. Thus, with residential parking permits residents can also enjoy Yankee home games and other events held at Yankee Stadium, and the city can get a greater return on their investment.

Residents should not have to worry about finding parking after coming home tired from a long day of work or school. Residents should not have to spend a hour or more looking for parking where they live. Residents should not have to sacrifice their quality of life for Yankee home games, or any other Yankee Stadium event.

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73. Small step for Small business

For almost fifty years South Lauderdale OK Tire has provided the Marina Mile community and surrounding area with excellent and unwavering automotive services. We have done so through strong business relationships, loyalty to our community and the ability to park multiple vehicles in one area at a time. Lately, the last has been a problem.

Parking is essential to the operation of our humble little shop. We have anywhere between twenty five and thirty five vehicles in and out of the location daily, with anywhere between eight and fifteen on the property at any given time. With only four bays, and a >> by>>> slab of concrete out front, it becomes extremely difficult to park so many cars on location. The swale across 8th Ave has been our relief for this issue for many a year. However recently, to soothe the repetitive complaints of one individual, the city of Ft. Lauderdale placed “no parking” signs along this useful and beloved swale.

This has caused many more problems than it has solved. With our lot being right against State Road 84, it’s difficult for motorists to see around the cars parked here onto the street beyond the turn onto 8th Ave. This has so far caused quite a few close calls. It dangerous for customers moving cars in and out of the lot, as they must back out onto this busy street to get off our property. Code enforcement has been called to deal with this problem, and have nothing else to do but shake their heads at our explanation. There are no legal reasons why we shouldn’t be allowed to use this space, aside from this one mans complaints. They don’t see a solution any better than we do.

Aside from the obvious dangers, it is financially draining on our small business. Without a place to park vehicles waiting for repairs or pickup, we have had to turn work away, making it difficult to meet the demands required to keep our doors open and our customers happy. Our employees depend on the constant flow of customers in our shop, and the customers, including the surrounding community, depend on our services to keep them mobile.

We have their full support in the release of the swale, but we need more help to accomplish our goal. With the local newspapers involved, and the help of this forum we should be able to keep our business afloat for many a year to come.

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74. Secure bike parking at Bishops Stortford station

There are only very limited secure bicycle storage facilities at Bishops Stortford station. The vast majority of the cycle bays are old fashioned types which grip only the wheel edge and do not allow the frame to be secured to modern standards. This has led to competition for a small number of locking points, such as the vertical supports of the bike shelters.

Cycles are not only being stolen because they are insecure, but also numerous arguments and friction are arising between cyclists and motorcyclists over obstruction caused by cyclists being forced to lock their bikes against the supports in the designated motorbike section.

This continuing situation is unacceptable, particularly as provision of proper locking points would not be disproportionately expensive.

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75. Improve Hackney’s Controlled Parking Zone policies


We, the undersigned, petition Hackney Council to change Controlled Parking Zones policies throughout Hackney to benefit local business and residents.

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76. Westboro Parking Will Only Get Worse

There's a parking problem in Westboro Village. And it's spilling on to our residential streets.

More and more visitors to Westboro are parking on residential streets making them less safe, especially for pedestrians, including our children.

Because the City of Ottawa is letting it happen.

Builders can opt out of providing customer and visitor parking for their retail and residential tenants by giving the city some money. The city is supposed to use that money to provide public parking.

Not since Mountain Equipment Coop, Loblaws and Westboro PharmaSave built their new facilities with adequate or more than adequate parking has any customer or visitor parking been added to Westboro.

The newer buildings do not have their own parking for retail customers. Customers and the people visiting the residents of condos have to park on Richmond Road or Churchill. If there are no parking spaces to be found they are resorting to Golden, Byron, Roosevelt and Berkley, the neighbouring residential streets.

If the City of Ottawa does not start requiring new buildings to provide their own customer and visitor parking this situation will spread to more of our residential streets.

The city will not change its modus operadi unless it has to.

Why not?
Because either of their options cost the city money. If they force builders to include visitor and customer parking then they will collect less taxes from the new building.
And, of course, it costs the city money to acquire land for public parking.
So the city does not have an incentive to act in our best interests. Unless we make a stink.

Sign this petition so that the City of Ottawa knows that we expect more for Westboro and we're ready to demand it.

PS To participate in a related petition please go to:

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77. Stop parking permits in Maindee, Newport, Wales, UK.

Do you pay for resident parking permits in Maindee?

If so do you know that there is no wardens in Maindee to enforce other people not to park in the street for more than two hours and that the Police can not give out tickets to people because they haven't got any! The council also knew that there has been problems in Maindee in the last two years so why have we the residents have to pay for the permits still?

So this may not just be in Maindee but the whole of Newport might have a problem. If you do then please still sign this petition.

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78. Stop Wagga Council from trying to ban trucks in Tarcutta Main Street

Wagga Wagga City Council has proposed to stop all trucks from parking in the Main St of Tarcutta, NSW post bypass and prohibiting any transport related business from starting within the Village. This is to be passed in their DCP (Development Control Plan).

We need to stop this from happening. Tarcutta has been Australia's own Transport town since trucks started running the Hume Highway.

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79. Stop the Parramatta Council parking a rip off

Parramatta Council earns more revenue from parking than they do from rates. Parking costs are excessive @ $7 a day. On the 14 th of May parking officers in Parramatta did a stake out in a 2 hour parking area adjacent to the Parramatta pool. They set parkers up by painting their Tyres heavily with liquid chalk, writing down registration numbers of all vehicles parked in the two hour zone and photographing people wiping the chalk/ paint off their tyres. They threatened the people photographed, saying they would speak to their employer.

These heavy handed tactics are NOT Acceptable from a council that can't provide sufficient paid parking. The
By 8am the paid parking is full. People with childcare responsibilities are being indirectly discriminated against.

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80. End the 'Stop within 10 metres of an intersection without traffic lights' Law

Nobody likes getting parking fines and we definitely hate paying for them. What makes it worse is when your fine is not only due to a ridiculously outdated reason but the price of the penalty that goes with it is equally ludicrous.

Many local residents in Sydney’s suburbs have experienced the shock of finding a $197 (the current penalty in 2010) on their windscreens or in their mailboxes for parking, according to the brilliance, too close to the intersection. 10 meters is apparently sufficient space needed for a driver to prepare to turn into an adjacent street. 10 meters is also, unfortunately, the length of two cars or who are desperate to get a spot close to their homes and not have to walk half a street after a hard days work. It’s time to stop this unfounded parking law and the revenue raising scams of local councils!

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81. Form a Highway Patrol in the UK

As a driving instructor for many years, I see examples of bad driving, dangerous driving, bad obstructive parking, terrible pedestrian activity, lack of consideration, intolerance, impatience, aggressive driving, total ignorance and stupidity amongst some drivers, lack of knowledge of the Highway Code, lack of attention to safety, and downright nastiness towards ourselves (with learners at the wheel) and with others.

I teach people to drive by the rules, as do the driving instructor industry as a whole, and yet, all around us are idiots, criminals, and fools, and no one to bring them to book. There is an absence of police to enforce the rules and laws, already in existence, and all we have is a seemingly useless parking patrol service, which I have been seen to ignore bad parking.

We need to put the servicing of the highway laws back into the hands of the police. We need something with teeth to bring these people into line, for the general safety of others.

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82. We oppose Olin-Turville 3-Hour Parking

We find it unfair that this would be the only time limited parking for lots associated with the City of Madison Parks.

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83. No to sidewalks in front of Wallkill homes

Putting a sidewalks in would create problems with mandatory snow removal and it will take away at least 15 feet from the front of all homes involved. Parking your car would be almost nonexistent for yourself, and visitors. It will also cause loitering in from of your home. Emergency vehicles, would probably have a tough time getting close enough your residence.

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84. Lower parking ticket rates in Somerville

Somerville has had notoriously high priced parking ticket policies for a long time and has gotten to the point where the people can no longer go undefended.

Though the existence of the parking laws are fully merited, it is nearly impossible for every car owner in Somerville to daily dodge the plethora of possible parking violations, "permit only, resident pass missing, street cleaning, snow emergency, car not moved for 48hours, etc...". And this would not be such an issue if rules were there for their claimed purpose of "...ensuring the orderly and controlled flow of traffic".

With such unrelenting ticketers, and with ticket prices as high as $50 for not having a pass, one could easily assume that the real goal of the Somerville Parking Authority is to "extort as much money from the residents as possible" in many cases, to fill gaps in their budget. With taxes where they are, these gaps are just as inexcusable as their method of getting more money. It has been recorded that Somerville has made up to $200,000 a day on parking tickets.

Getting our money through taxes is fair and balanced and takes more money from those who can afford it. By filling their budget with overpriced parking tickets the city of Somerville hits hundreds of its citizens, many of which are already poor, with an unfair and often unmanageable deduction.

Sign this petition and let Somerville know that we are not just a bunch bad parkers looking to get out of a ticket, that we are happy to abide with a law which is fair and created in the name of the citizens, and since that is not currently the case, we demand a change.


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85. Improve IUPUI Parking

IUPUI University is a school with over 29,000 students and growing every year. The exact ration a this point and time for students to parking spaces is 3 to 1.

Students continually to buy parking permits but are not guaranteed a spot to park. This is a growing problem and it needs to be taken care of.

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86. Better Freshmen Parking Passes at Ball State

At Ball State, freshmen should be able to purchase better parking passes so they do not have to put up with the unnecessary expenses and hassles when the car is parked in the stadium lot.

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87. Ukidanje naplate parkinga na Savici

Dana 22.9.2009. na zagrebačkom kvartu Trnje / Savica postavljeni su znakovi za naplatu parkiranja u 3. zelenoj zoni (Zinke Kunc, Ljerke Šram, Rogozova ...).

Kako se radi o parking prostorima koji su prvenstveno napravljeni kao parking za stanare istih (mjesta je premalo već godinama),
"Dovođenje reda na parkinge" i navodna ponuda povlaštenih mjesečnih karata za stanare nemaju smisla, jer nitko ne garantira da će naplaćeno mjesto uopće postojati.

Dakle, razlog je ubiranje dodatnog "harača", a ne pomoć stanarima Savice

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88. Civic Center Employee Parking

The new Arena will be taking over a parking lot of which City/County employees park to get to work. We will lose 119 spaces and 5 handicap spaces. (Not including the several 1 hour parking spots that were available).

Currently Vanderburgh County employs approximately 850 full time employees and approximately 129 people employed by the City, not including the Police Dept.

Events that take place during weekdays at The Centre sometimes draw numbers in the thousands. When there are daytime events happening during the work week at The Centre, Civic Center employees have a very difficult time finding a parking spot in order to come to work. After the 10,000 seat Arena is built, that situation will only worsen. While they are building the Arena, will there also be a number of construction workers and pieces of equipment using the 'back 40'? There are other people that use the 'back 40', i.e. Signature School students, employees from the walkway and adjacent businesses.

Those of us with a one hour lunch period and need to leave for lunch, have a hard time getting back in an hour. Half of that time is spent on getting to and from our cars and the near impossible feat of finding another parking spot when returning from lunch!

Dave Rector sometimes sends memos informing Civic Center workers that there will be parking problems on certain days because of events at The Centre. If there are problems now, what is it going to be like when the Arena is open? We are told to get to work earlier to accommodate this problem. We do not get paid to come in early, just to make sure we have a parking spot to get to our jobs! We are not guaranteed a parking spot when we come to work. We have no designated spots for only City/County workers.

Possible solutions would be for each employee to have a permit to park in a specific spot. Or a well-patrolled parking garage behind the Civic Center. A walk overpass from that garage to the Civic Center would be ideal. Trolley service would also be a good solution for employees to use when having to park a long distance from the office. We know that walking is healthy but no one should have to walk several blocks in snow and ice and freezing temperatures in order to get to work, especially our handicap employees!

The City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County currently rents space in the Civic Center Complex from the Building Authority. Does this agreement include parking spaces? Businesses are required to have a certain number of parking spaces available for employees and customers. Does the Civic Center meet those requirements?

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Είμαστε εντελώς αντίθετοι στην πρόθεση του Δήμου Κερκυραίων να προβεί στην κατασκευή και παραχώρηση εκμετάλλευσης υπόγειου σταθμού αυτοκινήτων στην Πλατεία Σαρόκου.

Οι πόλεις και οι πλατείες κατασκευαστήκαν για τους ανθρώπους και όχι για τα αυτοκίνητα.
Δεν είμαστε πια διατεθειμένοι, όπως και άλλες φορές, να εξακολουθήσουμε να πληρώνουμε, κυριολεκτικά, την προχειρότητα, τη βιασύνη στο σχεδιασμό και την υποεκτίμηση των αναγκών της πόλης από τους τοπικούς αιρετούς. Η απόφαση/επιλογή της δημιουργίας υπόγειου χώρου στάθμευσης στην Πλατεία Σαρόκο δεν δικαιολογείται με την/από την ανάγκη να βρεθούν λύσεις στα οξύτατα προβλήματα στάθμευσης και στο κυκλοφοριακό κομφούζιο που παρατηρείται καθημερινά.

Σήμερα δεν μπορεί η πόλη μας να αναπτύσσεται και αναδιαμορφώνεται με τέτοιον τρόπο ώστε να εξυπηρετεί τα αυτοκίνητα και όχι τους ανθρώπους που την κατοικούν.

Την ίδια στιγμή που συζητάμε για πράσινες πόλεις, που όλη η Ευρώπη προσπαθεί να διώξει τα αυτοκίνητα από τα κέντρα των πόλεων και να δημιουργήσει περισσότερους χώρους για την κίνηση πεζών και ποδηλάτων, ο Δήμος σκέπτεται να πράττει το αντίθετο.
Στην απόφαση A6-0199/01-04-2009 του Ευρωπαϊκού Κοινοβουλίου σχετικά με την εκπόνηση σχεδίου δράσης για την αστική κινητικότητα και στα μέτρα που προτείνει η Ε.Ε. δεν αναφέρεται πουθενά ότι η δημιουργία χώρων στάθμευσης εντός των κέντρων των πόλεων είναι χρήσιμη στην ΒΙΩΣΙΜΗ ΑΣΤΙΚΗ ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΗ. Επισημαίνεται πως η κατασκευή υπόγειων γκαράζ στα κέντρα των πόλεων είναι μια αδιέξοδη λύση, κίνητρο για εντατικότερη χρήση του αυτοκινήτου. Τροφοδοτεί το φαύλο κύκλο του κυκλοφοριακού κορεσμού με αποτέλεσμα περισσότερη ατμοσφαιρική ρύπανση με τις γνωστές επιπτώσεις στην υγεία των πολιτών.

Οι υπόγειοι χώροι στάθμευσης στο κέντρο της πόλης έχουν αποδείξει πια ότι:
1. Δεν εξυπηρετούν τους κατοίκους αλλά μόνο τους τυχών επισκέπτες εξαιτίας των υψηλών τιμών τους (8-12 ευρώ την πρώτη ώρα).
2. Αυξάνουν την ατμοσφαιρική ρύπανση. Υπάρχουν μεγάλες τεχνικές δυσκολίες για την εγκατάσταση πράσινου στην επιφάνεια των υπόγειων πάρκινγκ. Τέτοιες είναι προβλήματα στεγανοποίησης, η ανάγκη εξαερισμού, το πάχος του εδαφικού επιφανειακού καλύμματος, η απαιτούμενη μεγάλη στατική ενίσχυση της κατασκευής κλπ..
3. Λειτουργούν και σαν βιομηχανίες ρύπων βενζολίου και μολύβδου, επιβαρύνοντας έτσι την ήδη επιβαρημένη ατμόσφαιρα της πόλης.
4. Περιορίζουν και υποβαθμίζουν τον ελεύθερο δημόσιο χώρο, λόγω των αναγκαίων επιφανειακών εγκαταστάσεών τους (είσοδοι-έξοδοι, ανελκυστήρες, εξαερισμοί).
5. Δεν λύνουν τελικά τα προβλήματα στάθμευσης και ως εκ τούτου το κυκλοφοριακό πρόβλημα σε μια πόλη. Η δημιουργία τους επιβαρύνει ακόμα περισσότερο την κυκλοφοριακή συμφόρηση πέριξ της πλατείας λόγω της αθρόας προσέγγισης πολλών οχημάτων που επιθυμούν να σταθμεύσουν στο υπόγειο πάρκινγκ.

Τα παραδείγματα για όσες πλατείες στην Αθήνα χρησιμοποιήθηκαν για υπόγειες εγκαταστάσεις είτε σταθμών του Μετρό, είτε υπόγειων χώρων στάθμευσης είναι χαρακτηριστικά και άκρως διαφωτιστικά με πολύ τσιμέντο και ελάχιστο πράσινο (Πλατεία Ομονοίας, Πλατεία Κοτζιά, Πλατεία Κοραή, Πλατεία Κλαυθμώνος, Πλατεία Κάνιγγος, Πλατεία Μοναστηρακίου, κλπ).

Για την λύση του κυκλοφοριακού, από τη στιγμή που η πόλη δεν διαθέτει περιφερειακές αρτηρίες, προτείνουμε αυτό που επιδιώκουν πια όλες οι σύγχρονες πόλεις, την Βιώσιμη Αστική Διαχείριση, που σημαίνει:

 Ανάπτυξη περιφερειακών χώρων στάθμευσης με χρήση υβριδικών λεωφορείων για την τακτική μεταφορά των επιβατών σε συγκεκριμένα σημεία της πόλης, γνωστός ως Park & Ride. Οι πιθανοί χώροι που έχουν εντοπισθεί είναι τα εξής: Πλαζ Αγίας Αικατερίνης, οικόπεδο του ΑΣΚ στο εμπορικό, ιδιωτικό οικόπεδο στα Παγκρατέικα, οικόπεδο του Δήμου Κερκυραίων στην οδό Ι. Θεοτόκη, οικόπεδο των Αδελφάτων στις Κουλίνες).

 Αποθάρρυνση της άσκοπης χρήσης, έλεγχος και περιορισμός της κυκλοφορίας και στάθμευσης των αυτοκινήτων στις κεντρικές αστικές περιοχές, αλλά και της λειτουργίας των ταξί σαν παρασυγκοινωνία και εφαρμογή κατάλληλης τιμολογιακής πολιτικής στάθμευσης που να προωθεί την μετεπιβίβαση στη δημόσια συγκοινωνία και να απελευθερώνει τον πολύτιμο χώρο των ιστορικών κέντρων ώστε να διατίθεται για πράσινο, περπάτημα, ποδήλατο και δημόσια συγκοινωνία.

 Δημιουργία ποδηλατοδρόμων.

 Ενίσχυση των μέσων μαζικής συγκοινωνίας.

 Απομάκρυνση δημόσιων υπηρεσιών ή καλύτερη αποκέντρωση τους ώστε να μην αυξάνονται τα αυτοκίνητα στο κέντρο της πόλης.

 Αξιοποίηση δημόσιων ελεύθερων χώρων για την κίνηση των πολιτών και των επισκεπτών της πόλης.

 Ένταξη της μετακίνησης και των μέσων της σε μια λογική εξυπηρέτησης της ζωής της πόλης και όχι το αντίθετο: η ζωή στην πόλη, δηλαδή, να καθορίζεται από τις ανάγκες που γεννά η μετακίνηση και τα μέσα της.

 Προστασία και μέριμνα για τους χώρους ελεύθερης χρήσης από τους πολίτες για την βελτίωση της ποιότητα ζωής ως ολιστική συνολική αξία.

 Ολοκληρωμένος Αστικός Σχεδιασμός.

Ο Δήμος Κερκυραίων δυστυχώς δεν έχει προωθήσει καμία μελέτη για να απορροφήσει τους κοινοτικούς πόρους από το Ευρωπαϊκό Ταμείο Περιφερειακής Ανάπτυξης για την βελτίωση των υποδομών και μεταφορών της πόλης. Η έλλειψη αυτής της σημαντικής πρωτοβουλίας μαζί την πολύχρονη ανάγκη να ληφθούν ουσιαστικά κυκλοφοριακά μέτρα για την πόλη μας, δεν μπορεί να δικαιολογήσει αυτή την βιαστική απόφαση (δημιουργία υπόγειου πάρκινγκ) η οποία με βάση τα ευρωπαϊκά δεδομένα, εμπειρίες, έρευνες και στατιστικές έχουν πια αποδειχτεί ότι δεν φέρνουν το αναμενόμενο αποτέλεσμα και ταυτόχρονα επιβαρύνουν την ποιότητα ζωής των κατοίκων.

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90. Canberrans Against Paid Parking in the Parliamentary Triangle

Media Release from Senator Humphries:

Senator Gary Humphries is outraged at yet another attempt by the Stanhope Government to impose paid parking in the parliamentary triangle, calling for him to let the issue die.

Senator Humphries has started a petition through his website, saying that “we have seen increase after increase in parking fees around Canberra from this government with no real improvement in roads, or in public transport.

“Now Mr Stanhope wants to collect parking fees in the parliamentary triangle, with no indication of any improvement in the bus system to help those who might now wish to leave their cars at home.

“All this says to me is that imposing paid parking in the parliamentary triangle would be a plain and simple tax grab, and I won’t stand for it.

“Labor has been chafing at the bit for some time to get paid parking into the triangle.

“Time after time, Jon Stanhope has received clear indications that imposing paid parking in the parliamentary triangle is totally unacceptable, yet he won’t let it die.

“My message to Jon Stanhope is this: fix the buses, then we’ll talk about paid parking!” Senator Humphries concluded.

29 July 2009

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