Restricted Parking Zone is coming in the autumn
The North Kelvin and North Woodside Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) will come into operation on 1 November 2021. The works are expected to begin over the summer with an estimated completion date of mid-October. After completion the zone will become live and will be enforced by parking attendants.
Plans showing the proposed parking bays, including disabled bays, electric vehicle charging bays and car club bays, are on the City Council website.
We hope the RPZ will put an end to the unsafe and antisocial parking – on corners and on pavements, blocking pedestrians, wheelchair users and pram users, endangering all road users at junctions, hampering emergency vehicles – that has dogged this area for years now.
Some questions that residents have raised are answered in the Q & A below.
For more information on parking see Roads and Parking on the City Council website.
For local background on this issue see our Parking page.
Parking charges will apply 7 days a week from 8am to 10pm.
The pay and display parking charge will be 20p every 15 minutes for the first hour then 40p for every 15 minutes thereafter, for a maximum of 3 hours during the 8am to 10pm period.
The charge for a resident parking permit will be £85 annually or £23.75 quarterly.
Whether or not you have a parking permit, as a resident you will be able to buy a book of visitor’s vouchers at a cost of £10 for 5 vouchers. Each voucher will entitle a visitor to park for a set 6 hour period.
The charge for a business parking permit will be £650 annually.
Charges may be amended from time to time by notice.
Q & A
A number of questions were raised about the parking scheme at our August meeting. Cllr Andrew put these to the City Council department concerned and received answers as follows.
- Are there special arrangements for doctors on call, care staff and so on?
There is an existing medical permit scheme which is administered by the NHS for doctors and nurses who they consider require the permits. Other carers would pay and display or use RingGo as they do throughout the city.
- Will the RPZ be reviewed after its implementation and if so when?
The Restricted Parking Zone will be reviewed after a minimum 12 months has passed to look into the possibility of any changes.
- There is no gulley on South Kelvinside Terrace and it was suggested by moving parking to the footway side this could exacerbate flooding problems; has this been considered?
Vehicles parked on the opposite side of the road should have no bearing on flooding.
- The one way system at the triangle on Wilton St will necessitate a very tight right turn on the very steep hill; has there been any thought to installation of a high friction road surface to mitigate problems of vehicles losing traction particularly during the winter?
Road Safety Team will be consulted.
- After 1 November will it be possible to introduce extra bays should that be necessary, as several areas have been identified as capable of taking more bays?
Once the Restricted Parking Zone road markings have been installed there will be no further parking bays installed.
- Will the gulleys be jetted when the bays are being marked out using this opportunity?
During the road closures the gullies in the streets will be cleaned out.
- Is there a route for constituents to halt this project at this late stage? Would they need to go to the Court of Session?
The opportunity to apply to the Court of Session ended on Thursday 22nd July after a 6 week period.