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Kingsholm parking review about to start

February 7, 2020 9:59 AM
Jeremy Hilton in Oxford RoadThe county council's long-awaited review of on-street parking in Kingsholm is just about to start and should be completed by November this year.
The first stage of the project will be a camera car survey this month to carried by contractors Atkins.
This will take vehicle data to establish the occupancy, parking stress and demand on an area as well as duration of stay and generally how far people have travelled to park - are they local to area, the street, city or come from further away?
The survey will take place over a week, picking two or three days that week and carrying out the surveys three times a day.
The results of the traffic survey will take a month to come back. Afterwards, an informal consultation will be done from March to May with residents and businesses.
Local Lib Dem councillors Jeremy Hilton and Isabel Brazil are pleased that work on the review is starting.
They have received loads of complaints from residents about parking congestion in Kingsholm. They have passed on several emails to the traffic manager about parking problems.
Councillor Hilton said: "The streets in Kingsholm are overloaded with commuters parking in residential streets leaving little space during the daytime for residents to park up near to their home. There many properties in the ward which do not have off street parking.
"The survey area will consider most streets in Kingsholm. Hopefully, at the end of the project we will have parking regulations that are fit for purpose."
Councillor Brazil added: "Parking congestion in Kingsholm is a problem. We do encourage residents to write to us and we shall pass all comments onto the parking manager to form part of the evidence."
Kingsholm parking map
- Timetable
Informal consultation with residents - March to May
Statutory consultation - June to July
Formal Advertising preparation - June to July
Formal advertising responses - July to August
Traffic order amendments - Sept
Traffic Regulation Order sign off - Oct
Making Traffic Regulation Order - Nov
Implementation work - Nov