25 January 2016
Paid parking along the tramline
This Council initiative has been in the press today although the trial was approved by Unley Council many months ago. Commuters have been choosing to park along the tramline and then catch the tram into the city to enable them to drive almost the entire distance to their work in the city but still have the car convenient to use to pick up the kids from school or childcare after work. In Parkside this has been an issue for quite a while with commuters parking as close as possible to Greenhill Rd and then walking into the city. This has been managed by the introducing timed parking in conjunction with residential permits. In this instance Council has chosen to charge commuters a token fee to see if this will change behavior. The results of the trial will be interesting. It does, however, pave the way for paid parking near the train stations and further south along the tramline in Black Forest. Comments online are largely negative, what do you thing? Are the residents being selfish?