Saltford gets its first resident parking zone | New
The Shallows and Mead Lane in Saltford have implemented new parking restriction measures, following a collaborative effort between the Saltford Parish Council, the B & NES ward councilors in Saltford and the officers of the advising B & NES over the past year.
The newly implemented Traffic Control Orders (TRO) follow a consultation with the B & NES Council earlier this year, which saw an overwhelmingly positive response from residents in favor of the new parking measures.
Double yellow lines have now been installed along the majority of these two residential roads, and The Shallows has a Resident Parking Zone (RPZ) – the first in Saltford.
In recent years, these two narrow roads, adjacent to the River Avon, have been the subject of safety concerns following numerous instances of dangerous and reckless parking. Traffic jams, which drastically reduced access for emergency vehicles, led to several road closures by police in the ‘old village’ area of Saltford. Access and safety issues, due to the high number of vehicle users parked on The Shallows and Mead Lane, have been repeatedly raised by residents and river bank users at the Parish Council of Saltford and B & NES District Councilors. Police and firefighters have expressed similar concerns during peak periods.
New traffic control orders on The Shallows and Mead Lane mean parking is restricted on the majority of these two roads, as indicated by double yellow lines. Resident parking areas are clearly signposted. A limited 3 hour waiting space has been created on The Shallows near the parking lot, and The Shallows parking lot itself has parking spaces in marked bays only.
The new parking restrictions have been welcomed by residents and visitors to these roads. Benefits include a safer environment for pedestrians and cyclists, good access for vehicle users, and the ability for residents to access and park near their homes during peak periods.
The new parking restrictions have also led to an improved environment for those who come to enjoy the waterfront setting, such as kayakers and anglers. The measures also protect the structure of the banks.
B & NES Neighborhood Councilor Duncan Hounsell said: “It is exceptional that a Resident Parking Zone (RPZ) is created in a relatively small area. The B & NES Council moved quickly to meet residents’ needs for priority parking at The Shallows. With parking restrictions now in place on a permanent basis, it is clear that the best way for visitors to enjoy Saltford’s riverside is by biking or walking, while there is plenty of parking available. disabled parking in the Shallows public parking lot where limited parking continues to be provided. “
Councilor Chris Warren, Chairman of the Saltford Parish Council, added: “ The Parish Council has worked closely with the B & NES Council (the Highways Authority) to achieve the implementation of the TRO, which benefits residents of The Shallows and Mead Lane, to the entire Saltford community who come to enjoy the waterfront area and visitors to the village. Ensuring security and access to this place is essential ”.
B & NES Council parking control officers visit the area regularly to ensure that new traffic regulations are followed, including ensuring proper parking in the parking lot and in bays in the area. parking reserved for residents.
Our picture shows Cllr Duncan Hounsell with yellow lines on The Shallows
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