Re­view into park­ing

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion - By SO­PHIE GABRIELLE

JERSEY Street res­i­dents will have their say on park­ing re­stric­tions on the street af­ter calls for a re­view of park­ing in the area.

The Town of Cam­bridge will send out a sur­vey to res­i­dents on Jersey Street, be­tween Cam­bridge and Ruis­lip streets, so they can pro­vide feed­back to the coun­cil on their pre­ferred park­ing op­tions.

The sur­vey will ask res­i­dents whether they think there is a re­quire­ment for park­ing re­stric­tions on the street and if so, whether they would sup­port a two-hour park­ing re­stric­tion.

The coun­cil also ap­proved an amend­ment to in­clude the op­tion for res­i­dents to sup­port a to­tal park­ing re­stric­tion for non­res­i­dents on the east side of Jersey Street.

Ac­cord­ing to a coun­cil re­port, peo­ple liv­ing on Jersey Street are un­able to park out­side their homes be­cause of thenum­ber of non-res­i­dents park­ing on the street.

Coun­cil­lor Tracey King said the coun­cil needed to work on park­ing in Wem­b­ley and fig­ure out a plan for streets like Jersey Street.

“The traf­fic flow is not work­ing well,” Cr King said.

Cr Corinne MacRae said she had con­cerns that Jersey Street was not wide enough to ac­com­mo­date park­ing on both sides.

“The park­ing con­cern seems to be about com­muters and shop­ping pa­trons,” Cr MacRae said.

“Although two-hour park­ing is not go­ing to solve that prob­lem.

“I hope they (res­i­dents) come back with no park­ing at all.”

Cr Alan Langer en­cour­aged Jersey Street res­i­dents to par­tic­i­pate in the sur­vey.

“We do get poor re­sponses at times to sur­veys,” Cr Langer said.

“It is an im­por­tant sur­vey.”

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