|Subject: FW: The Glasgow City Council (Dowanhill & Byres Road) (Traffic Management and Parking Controls) Order|
|From: LES - Safer Parking <LES-SaferParking@glasgow.gov.uk>|
|Date: 17/12/2014 14:13|
|To: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|CC: LES - Safer Parking <LES-SaferParking@glasgow.gov.uk>|
MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF JAMIE RODDEN
GROUP MANAGER – TRAFFIC AND ROAD SAFETY
Dear Ms Fort
I refer to your undernoted e-mail and attached response.
I can advise that Glasgow City Council’s Local
Transport Strategy is designed to keep
· To support the continuing physical, social, economic, cultural and environmental regeneration of the City by maintaining and promoting efficient and effective transportation services and infrastructure within Glasgow.
· To promote healthy and environmentally sustainable methods of transport that minimise harmful emissions and energy consumption including those that involve physical activity.
To achieve these objectives the Council have agreed the following transport policies which are relevant to this proposal, as follows:-
· Progressively extend controls on on-road parking throughout the city.
· Charge for parking in all Council car parks and designated bays on road.
· Set parking charges to meet the costs of administrating and enforcing on road parking.
· Reduce the availability of long stay commuter parking to discourage journeys to work by private car.
· Provide priority access to on road parking spaces for residents of dwellings built prior to 1 January 2000 over commuter parking where demand requires.
· Ensure provision of adequate short term parking for business, shopping and tourism.
The Dowanhill and Byres Road traffic management and parking controls have been proposed in line with these policies and to seek to contribute to achieving these objectives by:-
· Preventing commuters parking all day, giving residents priority over these commuters.
· Providing residents with parking permits at a nominal charge, giving them the option to leave their vehicle at home and travel to their place of work by an alternative method.
· Providing business parking permits for those who require to use their vehicle for the efficient running of their business.
· Providing short term parking for the purposes of business, shopping and tourism.
· Providing pay and display with a maximum stay time of 3 hours. The 3 hour stay ensures a turnover in the bays, leaving spaces free for residents visitors, carers, tradesmen etc.
· Providing pay and display with a maximum stay time of 3 hours. The 3 hour stay ensures a turnover in the bays, leaving spaces free for customers to shops, restaurants etc., providing parking for businesses for meetings etc and parking available for visiting attractions such as the Botanic Gardens.
· Pay and display costs are low for the first 30 minutes, just 20p, which encourages people to stop and use the local shops without having to pay high charges.
· Reducing the availability of long term free parking to discourage people from using their private car to commute to work and thereby encouraging them to use other methods of travel such as public transport, walking and cycling. This reduces congestion and pollution.
· Removing free parking and imposing a maximum stay of 3 hours to encourage commuters to switch their mode of transport.
· Allowing cyclists to go through no entries, subject to the appropriate signage, to make their commute by bicycle easier, thereby encouraging more people to use this method of travel.
· Providing car club parking spaces to give residents an alternative to owning a car.
· Providing loading bays for freight vehicles to assist them with loading and unloading at the various businesses.
· Providing parking for other road users such as disabled and motorcycle bays.
· We have extended the 1 January 2000 date until the date when this new scheme comes into place. This is to ensure existing residents of properties developed after that date can get access to permits. Otherwise these residents would have nowhere to park which could cause them distress and inconvenience. Having a cut off date is important to protect residents from future developments which are given consent without parking provision.
· We have applied to the Scottish Government for authorisation to implement a 20mph speed limit throughout the whole zone.
I trust this response has addressed your concerns, however should you wish to maintain your objection please respond within 14 days from the date of this e-mail to email@example.com
Group Manager - Traffic and Road Safety
Land and Environmental Services
From: GoBike! (Convenor) [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 18 September 2014 16:20
Please find attached the Go Bike Objection to the above Order. We look
forward to working with you to resolve our concerns.
Convenor, Go Bike! The Strathclyde Cycle Campaign, www.gobike.org
Glasgow - Proud host city of the 2014 Commonwealth Games
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