Double yellow lines
Reported via mobile in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 23:15, Wednesday 31 May 2023
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
It is unfair to put double yellow lines on this side of the road. This is a no through road and not enough spaces to park cars here belonging to all the residents. Some of us are blue badge holders and parking on iffley road impossible due to double yellow lines, roads branching off iffley road lead to cowley area and also have no entry signs, bollards on some, and most have double yellow lines. Boundary brook road is swamped and impossible to park as people even are parking on pavments and blocking drives due to limited spaces. Meadow lane unsafe for women to park in evenings and in the day limited parking available for 1-2 cars. Distance is huge to carry tesco shop or any other shopping. At times we drop the shopping home and go look for parking with the space gone or not available. Issue has been raised with local mp who has written to the council. I propose you to removes these double yellow lines so we residents can get parking spaces. I have asthma, fibromyalgia and border line copd. Can you understand how hard it must be to find a parking spot more than 4-5 streets away and walk back?
Council ref: ENQ23963750
Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.
State changed to: Investigating
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 23:15, Wednesday 31 May 2023
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This was forwarded to Oxfordshire Parking team. Here is their response:
The purpose of introducing new ‘no waiting at any time’ restrictions (double yellow lines) in Freelands/Radcliffe Road is to improve access for Emergency Services (parking on both sides of the road is causing obstruction issues) and to improve safety and visibility for pedestrians and other road users. Councillor Baines expressed particular concern over the current parking issues in this area and specifically requested that officers ensured a design which included double yellow lines on the inner edge of these roads was included as part of the proposals.
The wider proposals for the new CPZ which included changes to restrictions in Freelands/Radcliffe Road were subject to public consultation. In the letter sent to residents the changes were explained, including proposals to introduce further double yellow lines. Residents in the area were given information on how to make comments and objections. All feedback was reported to our Cabinet Member’s Decision meeting (CMD) on the 26th January 2023 were a decision was made to proceed with the scheme.
Whilst parking currently takes place on both sides of the road, the outer edge of the roads does seem to be more favoured. Additionally several residents in this area have off-street parking available which can and should be utilised where possible. With the introduction of a new CPZ in the area, commuter and out of area parking should now be reduced resulting in residents parking availability improvement. We therefore believe that the loss of parking and impact on residents should be minimal.
State changed to: Investigation complete
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:07, Monday 5 June 2023
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