Poole residents: traffic won't slow if council moves on-road parking

RESIDENTS are today making an 11th-hour bid to kill off parking restrictions planned for a major Poole road.

Although the Borough of Poole dropped proposals to ban parking near the foot of North Road, it is pushing ahead with plans to remove most of the parking further up the hill.

But residents of that stretch of the road fear the plans will increase traffic speeds as well as making life difficult for occupants of flats.

They are planning to submit a last-minute petition to cabinet member Cllr Xena Dion, the cabinet member responsible for transport.

The council was responding to requests from Wilts and Dorset, which said its buses were being held up on the route.

North Road resident Deb Smith said: “This is already a fast road. The speed warning sign is ignored all the time. The new measures involve removing the parked cars that act to slow the traffic.

“In other areas the council is paying out to install traffic calming, yet on North Road, also a residential road it has seemingly bowed to pressure from Wilts and Dorset.”

She said there would not be enough parking for residents of the road’s flats. And she said people using new playing fields on North Road would have nowhere to park.

Officers are advising Cllr Dion that “for the most part, properties have sufficient off-road parking”. They say the aim is to encourage more people to use buses between Bournemouth and Poole.

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1:03pm Thu 24 Jan 13

l'anglais says...

If you purchase or rent a property without off road parking, you leave yourselves open to these "little" problems.

Quite simple solution, either move or accept that Roads are for the benefit of the community as a whole.
If you purchase or rent a property without off road parking, you leave yourselves open to these "little" problems. Quite simple solution, either move or accept that Roads are for the benefit of the community as a whole. l'anglais

1:05pm Thu 24 Jan 13

nobbjockie says...

There should be parking permitted on one side of the road only through the narrow section near the servicemans club. It was not long ago that matey with his souped up Suzuki Jeep was ranting to the paper about a bus taking his bumper off! And no parking at any time near the junction with Ashley Road particularly on the pavement (Mr White Van Man) The buses are repeatedly held up at that point and it is dangerous. So Cllr Dion why hasnt your Council Talivan sorted out the pavement parking at that end of North Road...it happens every day! Of course....you listen to the people... NOT
There should be parking permitted on one side of the road only through the narrow section near the servicemans club. It was not long ago that matey with his souped up Suzuki Jeep was ranting to the paper about a bus taking his bumper off! And no parking at any time near the junction with Ashley Road particularly on the pavement (Mr White Van Man) The buses are repeatedly held up at that point and it is dangerous. So Cllr Dion why hasnt your Council Talivan sorted out the pavement parking at that end of North Road...it happens every day! Of course....you listen to the people... NOT nobbjockie

4:50pm Thu 24 Jan 13

rayc says...

"They say the aim is to encourage more people to use buses between Bournemouth and Poole."
That is what it is all about, the obsession of the Council to abolish car travel, whilst perversely bemoaning the fall in car parking income.
"They say the aim is to encourage more people to use buses between Bournemouth and Poole." That is what it is all about, the obsession of the Council to abolish car travel, whilst perversely bemoaning the fall in car parking income. rayc

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