Please reconsider the Round Hill conservation area for residents' parking.
- Ted Power
- Closed on
- Brighton and Hove City Council (Transport & Environment)
- United Kingdom
Thank you to all Round Hill residents who signed both this online version and the paper version of our petition. We were re-consulted by Brighton and Hove City Council in the autumn of 2012 (that was this petition's goal) and Round Hill joined the Area J residents' parking scheme on 1st July 2013.
I believe this has eased parking difficulty for Round Hill residents and has greatly improved our neighbourhood's pedestian environment for all. It is also good to see decent cycle racks and people using them.
Just as Round Hill experienced displacement when the Viaduct Rise area scheme was implemented in September 2010, I do appreciate that other areas (e.g. The Triangle streets, streets to the N of Stanford Av, and some parts of Hollingdean) will themselves be under growing presure to request membership of a residents parking scheme.
Such schemes are now taking over as "the norm" in many UK cities. If properly implemented (and I believe that Peter Turner has done an excellent job in designing ours) I do believe these schemes improve things for the residents (as occupants of motor vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians) within them.
Please see http://www.roundhill.biz 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.
We, the undersigned, call on Brighton and Hove City Council to re-consult residents in Round Hill on membership of the Area J Extension residents' parking scheme in the context of the problem of displacement from areas of the city where parking is no longer free.
The Please reconsider the Round Hill conservation area for residents' parking. petition to Brighton and Hove City Council (Transport & Environment) was written by Ted Power and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.