Res­i­dents hope dou­ble yel­low lines will ease con­ges­tion

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

Res­i­dents on a street near Ninewells Hospi­tal say they hope new park­ing re­stric­tions on the road can put an end to con­ges­tion and driver “stand­offs”.

Dundee City Coun­cil is propos­ing to add dou­ble yel­low lines to the length of Earn Cres­cent be­tween Ninewells Cres­cent and Men­zieshill House.

Ex­ist­ing spa­ces at the cor­ner of Dick­son Av­enue and Earn Cres­cent will also be re­moved un­der the pro­pos­als.

The re­stric­tions are set to be put in place ahead of the open­ing of a new pri­mary school, which will re­place Hill­side and Gowriehill Pri­mary schools and Men­zieshill Nurs­ery.

But res­i­dents hope the lines may also cut prob­lems caused by peo­ple park­ing on the street to at­tend hospi­tal – an is­sue they say has plagued them for decades.

Jim Whit­ton, who lives in Earn Cres­cent, said: “A lot of the time it’s staff from the hospi­tal. It’s been a prob­lem for the last 20 or 30 years since they started charg­ing for park­ing.

“There just isn’t enough park­ing at the hospi­tal and park­ing around here has been taken away from us.”

Ka­t­rina Dolan, who has lived on Earn Cres­cent for 15 years, said she was not sur­prised to see new re­stric­tions com­ing in.

The 49-year-old, who works as a nurse at Kings Cross Hospi­tal, said: “I thought the coun­cil would prob­a­bly do some­thing with the school open­ing.

“It’s al­ways been a prob­lem here. Be­fore they brought the per­mits in, if you went out for shop­ping and came back, some­one would’ve taken your space.”

A spokesman for Dundee City Coun­cil said: “These pro­pos­als are con­nected with road safety for the open­ing of the new school.”

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