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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?
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i'm guessing most commuters will reluctantly accept pay to park, so the council benefits financially while local residents still have streets filled with cars...is this a satisfactory resolution..??..ReplyDelete
This may not be the best solution, but your argument can be turned around in that if the streets are full of parked cars why not make some money out of it? Ultimately the more revenue that is raised the lower the increases in rates! What are the alternate solutions?ReplyDelete
There is a school near the tram so why shouldn't parents park near the school, drop their kids off and catch the tram or bus in? Most of the parents are Unley Council residents anyway and by the time school starts, most of the paid parks are taken and the remaining streets now have 4 hour time limits? What do you suggest they do? Walking and cycling are fine when the weather is good but inevitably there will be rainy days or heatwaves. What's the alternative - encourage parents who work in town to drive into town? So yes, there is a definite NIMBY aspect here.ReplyDelete
The trial started today, it will be interesting to see how it goes. I believe there will be some press coverage today or tomorrow.ReplyDelete