Thursday, 19 July 2012

Redlands residents' parking scheme shelved

Earlier in the year we informed you of our concerns regarding council plans to introduce residents' parking in neighbouring Redlands ward – which we feared might worsen parking problems in Park ward.

We are pleased to report that following the consultation, a combination of a low response rate and no clear preference from responders, means that the council won't be pursuing a large residents' parking scheme in Redlands. Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond.

We will keep up the pressure to tackle parking problems with appropriate schemes. This will include putting pressure on both the university and hospital to take on more responsibility. We will also keep pushing walking, cycling and public transport.

Smaller schemes which are coming forwards include reviews of existing walking and cycling facilities, upgrading streetlighting, improving bus lanes and more 20 mph zones. We will keep you updated as a progress is made.

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