Paisley Daily Express
Double yellows bid to tackle dangerous parking
Double yellow lines could installed on a busy Renfrew road near the M8 as council chiefs seek to clamp down on dodgy parking.
The proposals would see lines painted along Arkleston Road from the entrance of the David Lloyd sports club down to the roundabout which connects with Paisley and Renfrew Road.
Before the coronavirus pandemic, residents raised concerns about people leaving their cars on the road and sometimes on adjacent grass while they were visiting the nearby Beijing Banquet restaurant, which often had a full car park.
Although recently the road has been calmer due to various lockdowns, it can be extremely busy in normal times as drivers use it to access the M8 Eastbound.
And council bosses have felt the need to act in a bid to deter the problem from recurring as restrictions ease.
Councillor Jim Paterson, who represents Renfrew South and Gallowhill, said he saw evidence of dangerous parking on the road on a few occasions prior to the covid crisis.
The SNP politician said:“Passing this area regularly prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was clear there was some extremely irresponsible parking that provided legitimate safety concerns from not just local residents, but other road users.
“I am pleased to see after relaying these concerns to the roads department that a traffic regulation order (TRO) is being promoted which should hopefully resolve the issue.
“I would encourage any Renfrewshire residents with a view on this proposed TRO to provide feedback to Renfrewshire Council.”
Residents were particularly worried about drivers who had parked on the road pulling out into high-speed traffic, especially as the section of carriageway has a sharp corner that can limit visibility of oncoming vehicles.
The issue was most prominent at peak times from Friday through to Sunday, as families flooded into the area to visit the popular oriental eatery.
The council is now keen to gather views on the plans officers have drawn up, with people being asked to send in their comments by Monday, May 17.
Anyone wishing to make a comment should send it to email@example.com, or email Councillor Paterson at cllr.jim. firstname.lastname@example.org