CA-D Residents Parking

issues

You have a last-minute opportunity to comment on Camden's consultation: ". . . a public engagement exercise . . .to gauge opinion on issues relating to the size, days and hours of control of Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs), as well as on the maximum stay in pay and display bays."

Any comment you want to make has to be emailed before 5.00pm 16th July.

This should be emailed to Charlie.parish@camden.gov.uk
or parking.review@camden.gov.uk.

The big question is:  Do you want the current hours operation for residents parking spaces changed to 24 hours 7 days a week? 

In our area CA-D is currently 8.30am - 6.30pm Mon - Fri, and 8.30am - 1.30 pm Sat.  Outside the hours of operation, the residents parking spaces have the same status as single yellow lines for free parking.

Covent Garden and Lincoln's Inn Fields have 24hour residents parking.  There is a concern that people wanting to park in these popular areas will look further afield and will park in residents bays and single yellow lines in the CA-D area - putting further pressure on the number of spaces available for residents here.

The consultation also include hours of use for pay and display bays.  Camden have asked:

Do you think that all pay and display bays across the borough should be:
Kept as they are (maximum stay varies between 30 minutes and 4 hours)
Simplified to a mix of 2 hours (in busy areas) and 4 hours elsewhere
Simplified to a maximum stay of 4 hours across the whole borough

Additionally, you may like to comment on an idea for Camden to identify underused pay and display bays and either turn them into CA-D or allow shared usage with CA-D at all times.  It's been pointed out to us that the eastern side of Doughty Street has a lot of apparently underused pay and display bays.

This is your chance to let Camden know what you think.  This is a borough-wide consultation - if your comments are specific to CA-D don't forget to mention that.

To have your comments heard, you need to email before 5.00pm 16th July.

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Although there is a formal questionnaire, you can send any comment or response to
Charlie.parish@camden.gov.uk
 
The central question is:
 
Do you think that 24 hour parking control should be extended from the area of Covent Garden and Lincoln’s Inn Fields to the whole of Holborn and Covent Garden ward?
email your response to: Charlie.parish@camden.gov.uk


A message from Camden:

As part of the Parking Policy Review (PPR), and as agreed at Cabinet on 7th December 2011, a public engagement exercise took place for four weeks starting on 18 May, to gauge opinion on issues relating to the size, days and hours of control of Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs), as well as on the maximum stay in pay and display bays.
 
The questionnaire was publicised through the WeAreCamden website and circulated to all Councillors.  It was also distributed to a number of residents associations (using contact details stored on the Council’s database) as well as businesses, business groups and equalities groups.  A small number of hard copies were also made available in Council libraries across the borough.
 
The closing date for filling in the questionnaire online was Friday 18 June, and there was no formal extension to the deadline.  However, as we recently attended Area Action Group meetings across the borough where the review of Controlled Parking Zones was discussed, we have been receiving written responses via email.  As such, we will accept further written responses, providing they are submitted by 5pm Monday 16 July

These can be submitted to Charlie.parish@camden.gov.uk
or parking.review@camden.gov.uk.

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RESIDENTS OF HOLBORN WARD: BADGE CA-D DO YOU HAVE TROUBLE FINDING RESIDENTS BAYS TO PARK IN?

DO YOU OFTEN END UP DRIVING ROUND FOR OVER FIFTEEN MINUTES LOOKING FOR PARKING? PARK AT LEAST FIVE STREETS AWAY FROM YOUR HOME? OR SQUEEZE INTO TINY PARKING SPACES?

HAVE YOU COMPLAINED TO CAMDEN TO BE TOLD THAT NO ONE ELSE HAS HAD THESE PROBLEMS?

THE TRUTH IS WHEN IT COMES TO PARKING, CAMDEN RESIDENTS COME LAST.

There have been ongoing complaints due to insufficient residents parking in
this area for years.

Camden has said for the past two years that they are reviewing the situation
and have promised to ask our opinions on whether there is adequate residents’
parking in this area, in the next month. But instead of asking us direct they have
posted a survey online. They are also going to give Camden residents and nonresidents an equal say on parking in our ward. If we want better residents parking availability we have to make our voices heard.

We think that all existing residents bays in this area should have 24 hour
restrictions. In addition we think that some pay and display bays should be pay
and display or residents parking bays. What do you think? Give us your ideas
and we'll present these to Camden.

Email us at : parking.holborn@gmail.com

Add your name to our petition. And PLEASE fill in the questionnaire
https://consultations.wearecamden.org/culture-environment/test-fl/consult_view
 
Until Camden sees we are serious they will continue to put their desire to raise
money from parking ahead of their obligation to provide residents who pay for
permits, adequate spaces to park their cars in.

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