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Resident Parking - again!

Heading our way, probably early 2018, is another consultion about the hours for CA- D resident bays.

This issue has been poked up the agenda by Islington Council extending the hours of operation of its CPZ C to 24 hours, Monday - Saturday and 00:00 – 06:00 on Sunday.

As Islington's zone shares a boundary with Camden’s CA-D there are concerns that some of those unable to park in Islington’s Zone C may want to park in CA-D.  It's a lure to those wanting to drive whilst enjoying the night time economy. The impact on CA-D residents is that there could be even more pressure on our resident bays - if all the CA-D bays were full, there would be nowhere for residents to park at evenings and weekends. Don't forget that Camden's residenrt bays in Covent Garden are all 24 hours now. This means the space of least resistance is between Covent Garden and Islington where we live and park - CA-D.

The problem is made much worse by Camden selling more CA-D permits than there are bays available. Leaving the bays open to non residents makes the problem worse when there's more pressure on spaces by Islington and covent Garden having 24-hour restrictions.

The benefit of 24-hour restrictions to residents using  CA-D bays is that the bays will be available to residents at all times, and if you use the visitor permits (scratch cards or e-vouchers) your visitors can park there, or on single yellow lines at other times.

One thing to watch out for, and to include in your comments of the 2018 consultation, is that it is VITAL that the restriction times for yellow lines stays the same as they are at the mment.  The single yellow lines allow visitor parking and more importanly, space for residents who can't find an available resident bay.