We are pleased to say that Cambridgeshire County Council has at long last brought into force the parking restrictions they advertised in 2012. Many are double yellow lines superseding single ones, while others are completely new ones, as in Almoners Avenue and on junctions near schools. We sincerely hope that this will give relief to residents from commuter parking and inconsiderate parking on corners.
The new yellow lines are in the following streets:
- Almoners Avenue
- Kinnaird, Maners & Topcliffe Ways
- Nightingale Avenue & Rotherwick Way
- Red Cross Lane, Greenlands and Stansgate Avenue
- Wort’s Causeway, Alwyne Road
- Baldock Way
- Godwin Close & Way
I’m keenly aware that there will be some displacement parking; what we cannot tell is how far this will go; or to put it another way, how far people will walk to work. I shall be keeping a close eye on what happens over the next few months. I am also meeting residents in streets where the Council’s proposals were not accepted.
Hills Road VI Form College is another car magnet, and the roads off Hills Road are used by students and staff during the day, particularly inconvenient for those who do not have their own drives. Some of these roads are very narrow and the Fire Service has raised concerns.
I have asked officers to propose some solutions, and they will be consulting soon.