Parking times tighten

2016-05-31 06:00

Parking restrictions are just one of the ways council may be looking at to tackle congestion and parking problems in De Waterkant.

An investigation is underway into the feasibility of implementing parking time restrictions, with an investigation into a residents’ parking permit system to be carried out later this year, says Brett Herron, Mayco member for transport.

“The investigation of parking time restrictions is nearing completion. The policy implications of a residents’ parking permit system and the administrative requirements to support a system that can be applied where appropriate throughout the city, will be investigated later in the calendar year,” he says.

Parking time restrictions are presently being developed for commercial streets, including Chiappini, Hudson, Dixon, Napier, Waterkant (between Buitengracht and Dixon) and Rose (between Waterkant and Strand).

“The development of proposed restrictions will be completed within the next two to three weeks and will be discussed with representatives of the Green Point CID and local ratepayers’ association,” Herron says.

The demand for on-street parking in the De Waterkant area exceeds the supply, with the result that visitors to the area often have difficulty finding parking, Herron explains.

“Some parking in the area is taken up by motorists who park all day and work in neighbouring areas of the CBD, while other parking is occupied by local employees and visitors who stay for longer than two hours and should really park in off-street parking garages or utilise public transport to access the area. Parking time restrictions will increase the turnover of bays and hence the availability of parking for short term visitors.”

The parking time restrictions will have no impact on residential properties, Herron adds.

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