Parkside Parking Survey

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Consultation has now closed and feedback is currently being considered. Thank you to all who participated.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Council has received numerous complaints about parking throughout the Parkside area. This was the most common issue raised by the community as part of the Local Area Traffic Management study undertaken in 2017/18, with comments from approximately 75 stakeholders. In order to address these concerns, we are seeking feedback on a proposal to install a uniform 3 hour parking zone in the area to improve consistency, enforcement, and increase parking turnover.

COMMUNITY FEEDBACK AND EXISTING CONDITIONS

Most concerns raised over parking in the area relate to the availability of parking for residents, as streets are often full of vehicles from outside of the area, or local business staff. However, local business staff also are concerned over the lack of available on-street parking to meet their needs. Council must therefore seek a solution that achieves a balance between meeting the parking needs of residents and businesses in the area.

All streets in the Parkside area north of Young Street already have parking controls, with time limits ranging from as low as ½ hour parking up to 4 hour parking in some streets. This range of controls has resulted in some streets being highly occupied (i.e. greater than 90% full) whilst other streets experience very low occupancy (i.e. less than 50% full). Ideally each street would accommodate a portion of the parking demand.

In contrast to this, streets south of Young Street generally do not have parking controls. As these streets are further from Greenhill Road and the Adelaide CBD, parking demand has historically been relatively low. However, occupancy in these streets has been slowly increasing over the past ten years due to commuter parking, nearby businesses and schools, as well as parking controls in surrounding areas. Feedback suggests that residents in a number of these streets seek introduction of parking controls.

PROPOSAL

Council is now undertaking a comprehensive community survey to understand the extent of parking issues and support for change. We would also like your opinion on the option of introducing a uniform 3 Hour Parking time limit (9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday) for the whole area.

The study area includes all local streets within the zone below. It is proposed to change existing parking controls to 3 hour parking, 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday, and introduce a new 3 hour parking zone, 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday, in streets that are currently unrestricted. Existing Permit Zones, No Stopping Zone, and pick-up/drop-off zones near schools would be retained.

This would provide the following benefits:

  • Improve the ease of parking in the area due to consistency from street to street,
  • improve the ease of parking enforcement,
  • improve parking turnover by eliminating ‘loop holes’ where vehicles are parked all day from 10am or moved part way through a day to a different space on the same street.

Note that if parking controls are introduced/changed in the area, residents are eligible to apply for permits to exceed the time limit. A fee of $32 per permit applies for a two year period. Further information on this, such as the number of permits you may be eligible for, is available on the application form found here.

BUSINESS PARKING

We understand that local businesses do need some access to on-street parking and we are shortly implementing a plan to help manage and facilitate this. Council are currently investigating smart parking solutions for business staff to utilise up to 10% of local streets through an online paid permit system. This will aim to spread this parking throughout the area and reduce the strain on individual streets, whilst providing business (and school) staff a predictable and convenient way to park. More detailed information on this will be provided directly to businesses in the coming months.

PROVIDING FEEDBACK

Your views are important to us. Your feedback will assist in determining whether there is stakeholder support for these changes. Consultation is open from 11 June 2019 until 2 July 2019, and there are a number of ways you can participate:

  • Online – by completing the survey below
  • By completing the feedback form received in the mail (if applicable) and returning it to us by 2 July 2019
  • Email your feedback to parksideparkingsurvey@tonkin.com.au


If you would like further information, please contact Maria Ponce at Tonkin Consulting on 8273 3100 or

via email at parksideparkingsurvey@tonkin.com.au


Yours sincerely

Hayden Scharnberg

Transport and Traffic Technical Officer

Consultation has now closed and feedback is currently being considered. Thank you to all who participated.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Council has received numerous complaints about parking throughout the Parkside area. This was the most common issue raised by the community as part of the Local Area Traffic Management study undertaken in 2017/18, with comments from approximately 75 stakeholders. In order to address these concerns, we are seeking feedback on a proposal to install a uniform 3 hour parking zone in the area to improve consistency, enforcement, and increase parking turnover.

COMMUNITY FEEDBACK AND EXISTING CONDITIONS

Most concerns raised over parking in the area relate to the availability of parking for residents, as streets are often full of vehicles from outside of the area, or local business staff. However, local business staff also are concerned over the lack of available on-street parking to meet their needs. Council must therefore seek a solution that achieves a balance between meeting the parking needs of residents and businesses in the area.

All streets in the Parkside area north of Young Street already have parking controls, with time limits ranging from as low as ½ hour parking up to 4 hour parking in some streets. This range of controls has resulted in some streets being highly occupied (i.e. greater than 90% full) whilst other streets experience very low occupancy (i.e. less than 50% full). Ideally each street would accommodate a portion of the parking demand.

In contrast to this, streets south of Young Street generally do not have parking controls. As these streets are further from Greenhill Road and the Adelaide CBD, parking demand has historically been relatively low. However, occupancy in these streets has been slowly increasing over the past ten years due to commuter parking, nearby businesses and schools, as well as parking controls in surrounding areas. Feedback suggests that residents in a number of these streets seek introduction of parking controls.

PROPOSAL

Council is now undertaking a comprehensive community survey to understand the extent of parking issues and support for change. We would also like your opinion on the option of introducing a uniform 3 Hour Parking time limit (9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday) for the whole area.

The study area includes all local streets within the zone below. It is proposed to change existing parking controls to 3 hour parking, 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday, and introduce a new 3 hour parking zone, 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday, in streets that are currently unrestricted. Existing Permit Zones, No Stopping Zone, and pick-up/drop-off zones near schools would be retained.

This would provide the following benefits:

  • Improve the ease of parking in the area due to consistency from street to street,
  • improve the ease of parking enforcement,
  • improve parking turnover by eliminating ‘loop holes’ where vehicles are parked all day from 10am or moved part way through a day to a different space on the same street.

Note that if parking controls are introduced/changed in the area, residents are eligible to apply for permits to exceed the time limit. A fee of $32 per permit applies for a two year period. Further information on this, such as the number of permits you may be eligible for, is available on the application form found here.

BUSINESS PARKING

We understand that local businesses do need some access to on-street parking and we are shortly implementing a plan to help manage and facilitate this. Council are currently investigating smart parking solutions for business staff to utilise up to 10% of local streets through an online paid permit system. This will aim to spread this parking throughout the area and reduce the strain on individual streets, whilst providing business (and school) staff a predictable and convenient way to park. More detailed information on this will be provided directly to businesses in the coming months.

PROVIDING FEEDBACK

Your views are important to us. Your feedback will assist in determining whether there is stakeholder support for these changes. Consultation is open from 11 June 2019 until 2 July 2019, and there are a number of ways you can participate:

  • Online – by completing the survey below
  • By completing the feedback form received in the mail (if applicable) and returning it to us by 2 July 2019
  • Email your feedback to parksideparkingsurvey@tonkin.com.au


If you would like further information, please contact Maria Ponce at Tonkin Consulting on 8273 3100 or

via email at parksideparkingsurvey@tonkin.com.au


Yours sincerely

Hayden Scharnberg

Transport and Traffic Technical Officer

  • Parkside Parking Survey

    Thank you for providing feedback. Community feedback will help guide decision making on parking in the Parkside area.

    Thank you for providing feedback. Community feedback will help guide decision making on parking in the Parkside area.

    Consultation has concluded