Review into parking
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.”