Carlisle residents urged to join parking zones review debate
Last updated at 12:46, Monday, 22 October 2012
The people of Carlisle can this week have their say about what they think about parking in the city’s historic quarter and in disc zones.
Drop in sessions, organised by the city and county councils, are being held in the Old Town Hall this Friday and Saturday for people to voice their opinions.
The sessions are part of the councils’ plan to carry out a review of on-street parking throughout the city and the views of the public will be crucial in putting those plans together.
The information collected at the drop in sessions will be used towards the development of a Carlisle Parking Strategy, to ensure that parking best meets the needs of Carlisle’s residents and visitors.
At the Old Town Hall plans will be on display showing what on-street parking exists in and around the city centre. The partnership will be looking to the public to comment on how they use this and for any improvements they think could be made. The disc zones affected are A, C, D and E.
The city council’s proposals to introduce a restricted parking zone in the historic core around Carlisle Cathedral will also be on display, and views on these proposals will also be welcomed.
Councillor Tony Markley, cabinet member for highways, said: “Initially views will be sought to find out what currently works well, what does not work well and how things could be changed.
“We know that the subject of on-street parking is a hot topic among the public and it’s only right that we seek their opinion before making a decision on any changes.
“Everyone and anyone is welcome to come to the sessions to give their views, I strongly encourage the people of Carlisle to take this opportunity to shape how our parking structure will look in the future.”
City councillor Elsie Martlew, who has responsibility for transport, said: “As part of the city centre historic quarter proposals, there is an increase in on-street parking places and the creation of dedicated spaces for Blue Badge holders. We want to hear what local people and businesses think of the plans.”
Sessions take place between 10am and 4pm.
For those who can’t make the sessions, they can complete a survey online at www.haveyoursay.org from Friday until Sunday, November 11.
First published at 12:20, Monday, 22 October 2012
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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