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The Oban Times - - Letters -

We asked the ques­tions on Face­book last week: Park­ing – are you strug­gling to find a space? What do you think the prob­lems and the so­lu­tions are in Oban? And the is­sue prompted a lively re­sponse.

Mor­ven Hunter sug­gested: ‘ Should have a park and ride be­fore you get into Oban be­tween town and Pen­ny­fuir and stop campers com­ing in un­less go­ing to a camp­site, this is what they do in Canada and it works well.’

David Liv­ing­stone wrote: ‘ Campers? There is at least two al­ways parked near the War Memo­rial!’

Colline Mack­ig­gan ex­plained: ‘ Was in Oban last week and man­aged to get a space in High St ( there was a few ) .Prob­a­bly be­cause the rain was that heavy no one came out . Be­ing lo­cal most of my life I know what it’s like es­pe­cially in sum­mer. Hav­ing been on hol­i­day in Har­ro­gate and other English re­sorts they have a park and ride, we had a mo­tor home and we parked up and jumped on the bus ,great idea.’

Re­becca Neil­son posted: ‘Have a daily rated car park, no busi­ness is able to get out ev­ery cou­ple of hours to put a ticket on. A fair daily rate (like the train sta­tion do) would be fan­tas­tic. Still mak­ing money but less has­sle for work­ers wether living in or out of town.

Al­lan Strang Jnr lamented: ‘ Park­ing been an is­sue for too long now . It’ll never be sorted in this gen­er­a­tion. Park and ride failed along time ago as more and more cars are around now and it won’t be less­en­ing any time soon.’

Chris­tine MacDougall won­dered: ‘ Would it be fea­si­ble to build a multi storey at old gas works.’

Colin Martin posted: ‘Con­sid­er­ing that we are try­ing to at­tract peo­ple to the town, we need to vastly in­crease the amount of free park­ing places.

Steve Let­ford wrote: ‘ Those who use the hos­pi­tal car park as a park and ride should be ashamed of them­selves and should be fined heav­ily.’

Peter Miller of­fered: ‘multi car park would be great.’

Mar­garet Me­nassa agreed: ‘Def­i­nitely more spa­ces re­quired a multi story would be eas­i­est op­tion.’

Han­nah Karpin­ski pro­posed: ‘ Even just mak­ing George St free for first half an hour would be ben­e­fi­cial.’

Chris­tine Houghton asked: ‘ How about open­ing school play­grounds in the hol­i­days?’ Tom Smith urged: ‘Use a bike.’

Sharon Sten­house said: ‘Need a sim­ple, uni­fied park­ing pay­ment sys­tem. It’s cur­rently so ran­dom and hard to un­der­stand. I would hate to be a for­eign vis­i­tor try­ing to work it all out.’

Re­becca Barn­ham Smyth posted: ‘FREE park and ride or long stay park­ing in town is des­per­ately needed, not only for vis­i­tors but for com­muters too.

Lorna Wylie wrote: ‘Needs a mul­ti­story car park and a long stay car park. Long stay would be bet­ter sit­u­ated out of town.’

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