Residents hope double yellow lines will ease congestion
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.”