Resident only parking plan for Carlisle
Published at 09:24, Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Resident only spaces could be introduced to stop householders being blocked from parking outside their homes.
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It's about time that something was done about this problem. It's obvious that people against this issue don't live in the area and probably don't have any problems parking outside their own address. As a resident of Strand Road I can tell you it's no fun having to park 2, 3 or 4 streets away from your own home, especially with our lovely Cumbrian weather or when you're loaded down with shopping bags. I fully back the plan to make some of the parking places on Strand Road for residents only and I'd gladly pay Â£25 for the privilege.
How many times are you going to raise this topic, twice in the last six months I believe.
Would it not be better if the City Council & County Council moved out of the city to free all the parking spaces they occupy in Rickergate, Portland Square and all the public car parks in the vicinity of their offices, the majority with free permits. How do you get a permit to park in Rickergate, hardly anyone lives there.
Come on News & Star ask both authorities for the numbers of permits given to employees to park in the city centre & do a proper story. Get rid of them & there will be enough spaces for residents, students, shoppers & workers.
One of the joys of Carlisle is the ease of going into town for up to 2 hours and park. Forcing drivers to park in car parks raises the question will there be enough spaces and will no doubt damage trade in the city centre who are desprate for custom. Expect more empty shops.