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Bank holiday parking

KB posted on the 2/04/2018 11:44:11 AM

So nice to be able to get parked and to not have to manoeuvre around badly parked cars anywhere and everywhere.

I'd welcome permit parking if it made our streets like this every day.

19 Replies :

#1 - Paul replied on the 2/04/2018 9:52:32 PM

Yes - what a difference. Let's keep up the pressure on councillors and other representatives, in the hope that resident's permit parking for Dennistoun happens sooner rather than later.

#2 - anon replied on the 3/04/2018 11:34:01 AM

Yup, try parking a car in Dennistoun on a normal weekday compared to the bank holiday, the argument about Victorian tenements and high density etc etc doesn't stack up. Permits are the answer.

#3 - Chief replied on the 4/04/2018 10:59:37 PM

Permits are not the answer // people can park where and when they like just like any one from dennistoun going elsewhere to visit friends family etc. Even with permits there would still not be enough spaces for the amount cars and permit would not guarantee you a space to park. How about we just stop anyone new moving to dennistoun if they have a car.... no didn't thinkso

#4 - Si replied on the 5/04/2018 2:39:19 PM

Permits are SO the answer... It works in other parts of Glasgow and other towns/cities so why not in Dennistoun...

#5 - Graham replied on the 5/04/2018 3:58:25 PM

I strongly feel that permits are the answer. And we need to make sure that Dennistoun gets them.

#6 - KB replied on the 5/04/2018 9:15:35 PM

What can we do to help get them?

I have complained loads but it doesn't seem to make any difference. No enforcement even where there are yellow lines or restrictions and complaints just get ignored.

#7 - Si replied on the 6/04/2018 10:37:13 AM

The biggest problem is City Park... It shows you that it is a major contributor to the problem when the traffic disappears on a holiday...

#8 - Boo replied on the 6/04/2018 10:38:08 AM

So where do people from Dennistoun park when they visit other places or will they just leave their cars at home and get the bus...?

#9 - rthcthn replied on the 6/04/2018 11:33:07 AM

I lived in Dennistoun for 8 years I have moved further east to Carmyle as we were priced out of bigger flats when it came to having a family. I regularly still come into Dennistoun for my children's nursery, shopping and eating. Permits everywhere would stop me coming into Dennistoun except to do drop off and pick up at nursery. Although where I would get to park to do this would be another question! Permits are not always the answer.

#10 - GA replied on the 6/04/2018 8:47:52 PM

Boo - Hopefully we can use our cars freely and park in appropriate places when we go elsewhere without being as inconsiderate as many of the people that park in our area are. It will simply be nice to be able to be able to park sensibly in the area we live in. This isn't possible at the moment due to the volume of commuters abusing the area and the difference over the bank holidays was amazing on my street too.

rthcthn - Permit parking in other areas allows for short stay parking or visitor for the things you describe. I'm sure you would still be able to shop, drop off, visit friends or eat in Dennistoun.

Permits would fix A LOT of problems for me as well as making Dennistoun a much nicer and safer place to live in.

#11 - Onslow replied on the 9/04/2018 1:11:37 AM

Yes, maybe the bank holiday made it easier to park because CityPark was quiet. OR, and this is a wild idea but hear me out, maybe it's also because many Dennistoun residents were themselves off for the Bank Holiday and were out for the day.

I arrived home at 3 on Monday and it was indeed easier to park. I went over to a friends house and on my second return that day at 10pm, parking was "normal" and I had to park a few streets away. Now that's hardly the fault of CityPark workers or football fans heading to Parkhead, or whoever else the Parking Boogeyman de jour is.

There are more cars here than ever before. More than the streets of Dennistoun really have room for. And it's an issue across pretty much every area of Glasgow with tenement buildings, narrow streets and on-steet parking. Unless your residency predates widespread adoption of the car, you knew what you were getting in for when you bought or rented a flat in the area.

Personally, I think residents permits is a terrible idea. Throwing some money at the council to give you a sticker for your car may give you the warm and fuzzies, but do people really expect this to be enforced by GCC on a consistent basis outside of match days when they can rake it in. I admire people's optimism, but I'm not convinced.

#12 - wullie replied on the 9/04/2018 12:10:19 PM

ref to post #11 I couldnt agree more,in regards to the parking permits you are making a rod for your own back.There have been parking permits in the west end for ever and it hasnt solved the problems,If the council was realy concerned then why did they do away with thousands of parking places between morrisons and belgrove street,the majority of those car owners now park in dennistoun!

#13 - Tom replied on the 13/04/2018 3:28:38 PM

Permits are definitely the answer (i.e. a Residents Parking Zone RPZ).

If we all contact our local councillors and ask for their support to get a Dennistoun RPZ it would definitely be a massive help.

#14 - mark replied on the 14/04/2018 2:18:08 AM

I don't have any skin in the game because I don't drive but I have to admit I don't really see what difference permits are supposed to make. Anecdotally at least, my partner is 99% of the time able to park their car if arriving home at say 6pm after work, but if we're out late and come back at 10pm that's when it's very difficult to park and we have to go a few drives up. Workers wouldn't be around at that time, so presumably the parking issue is caused by residents - so with an RPZ would we not just end up having to pay for a permit but to no real benefit?

The only benefit I can see would be that there would be less cars parked on the drives during working hours. But who cares about that?

#15 - KB replied on the 14/04/2018 6:54:34 PM

Those of us that want to be able to use our cars during the day and be able to get parked in the area if we come back before 6 pm care!

I know some streets will still be busy and we might not all get parked immediately at our front doors but I think the situation has gotten so bad that permits are the only option.

#16 - Onslow replied on the 15/04/2018 12:20:41 PM

100% agree, Mark. I think people massively overstate the benefits of residents parking permits. Friends in the West End subject to similar schemes don't rate it. An additional expense with still no guarantee of being able to park nearby.

My impression is that it's a fairly vocal minority who want permits for the area. And they seem to be labouring under the assumption that it will solve all parking woes and they'll be permanently parked at their close door. With no consideration to costs, impact on local businesses we all depend on and should support or logistics.

Parking permits don't guarantee you can park on your street or near your flat. It just ensures non-residents aren't parked there. Assuming enforcement is carried out regularly and thoroughly, which is hardly assured with GCC. It's an "I'm alright, Jack" attitude that I don't think is particularly helpful. We should have a survey to see how many people actually want to pay to keep "non-locals" from parking nearby.

And good luck to those who call for permits when your chickens come home to roost, and the plumber/electrician you've called out phones you and says they can't get parked nearby and are cancelling the job (happened to friends in RPZ's in Glasgow).

#17 - Anon replied on the 18/04/2018 10:13:10 AM

Personally I am against permits - who can afford them? If we have to park a few streets away from home, so be it - it's not a right to be able to park right outside the house, it's a privilege.

#18 - anon replied on the 19/04/2018 12:00:56 AM

having had to try and park this evening at 9:30 I can't help but think if people parked and acted with a bit more sense the issue of parking would not be as big. If you park at the end of the street park as close as possible to the double yellows, not half a cars length from them. same again for parking near disabled bays, the bays are marked big enough that you can park close to the bay.

Also if we all kept an occasional eye on our cars out in the street toes if there are gaps which are big, but not a cars length then head out and move your car closer to another car.

Permits will not solve anything as the biggest problem is at night when we are all home, so all permits will do is give us the privilege of paying £50-£60 a year for the same problem we have now.

#19 - Anon replied on the 19/04/2018 1:03:18 PM

Would help too if people didn't have un mot'd cars they don't use anymore littering the streets . The dvla will do something about them if they are untaxed but it's a police matter if no mot or insurance.

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