Ruther­glen res­i­dents are just park­ing mad

Car-azy in Reid Street

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

Res­i­dents of a sec­ond Ruther­glen road have hit out over driv­ers us­ing it as a “pri­vate park­ing zone.”

Two weeks ago the Re­former told how driv­ers could be hit with park­ing tick­ets on Green­lees Road in Ruther­glen, af­ter two years of is­sues with driv­ers park­ing there.

Now lo­cals on Reid Street have got in touch to say that they’ve been hav­ing sim­i­lar is­sues and that it is a night­mare with cars park­ing there dur­ing the day.

One man, who asked not to be named, said: “Peo­ple are just us­ing it as if it’s a pri­vate park­ing area.

“They’ll be park­ing right up on the pave­ment or turn­ing onto the cor­ner and park­ing at right an­gles to the pave­ments, mak­ing it im­pos­si­ble to get past.

“There’s times I’ve been walk­ing on the pave­ment and cars are just com­ing right up onto it be­cause they’re park­ing there to go to the shops or to go the train sta­tion and don’t want to pay for it around there.

“The coun­cil have said there’s noth­ing more they can do, but it’s ridicu­lous as there’s about a cou­ple of dozen cars all there.

“Then you get things like the bin lorry hav­ing to re­verse slowly up and down be­cause of how lit­tle room it has.

Head of roads and trans­porta­tion ser­vices, Gor­don Mackay, said: “We are cur­rently in the process of pro­mot­ing a traf­fic reg­u­la­tion or­der to re­strict park­ing on sec­tions of Reid Street.

“How­ever, an ob­jec­tion has been re­ceived and we are con­sid­er­ing this fur­ther.

“A sec­tion of Reid Street near Gal­lowflat Street has re­stric­tions in place and these are en­forced on a reg­u­lar ba­sis along with the other re­stric­tions in Ruther­glen.

“In gen­eral the coun­cil’s park­ing at­ten­dants are in Ruther­glen on a very reg­u­lar ba­sis and a num­ber of tick­ets were is­sued last year in Reid Street.

“The park­ing at­ten­dants will con­tinue to fre­quently en­force reg­u­la­tions in Reid Street as well as other lo­ca­tions in Ruther­glen.”

Prob­lems Reid Street has been con­gested

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