Proposed time limit changes to ease parking issues24 August 2015
Military Road could experience a higher turnover of parking spaces under a proposal being considered by Mosman Council following feedback from local residents.
Council is seeking the community’s views on new or changed on-street parking time restrictions in and around Mosman’s main commercial areas.
The proposal is part of the Mosman Parking Strategy, adopted by Council earlier this year, which recommended new or changed parking time restrictions.
Director of Environment and Planning Craig Covich said parking and traffic flow has long been a concern for the Mosman community and local businesses and the strategy will help ensure a fair distribution of available parking spaces.
“The strategy proposes different time restrictions, depending on how close the on-street parking space is to Military Road and Spit Road,” he said. “This means the areas that need the highest turnover of cars would have the shortest time limits for parking.
“Many people told us during last year’s consultation process that they often just want a short stay park so they can pop into a local shop or business and at the moment they can end up driving around for an extended period adding to traffic congestion.”
The proposal consists of reviewing parking time restrictions in Military Road and streets up to 300m from Military Road and Spit Road including:
- Restricting parking on Military Road to half an hour, seven days a week, from 8.30am to 6pm
- Introducing one or two-hour parking restrictions in streets off or near Military Road, from 8.30am to 6pm on weekdays and on Saturday mornings
- Consideration of resident parking schemes in residential streets in conjunction with new or changed parking restrictions.
The community can have a say on the proposed time limit changes until Friday 18 September 2015. Visit www.mosman.nsw.gov.au for more information.
“We welcome input from all residents and businesses so that Council can make an informed decision on this important issue based on a good understanding of the community’s views,” Mr Covich said.
Council is expected to make a decision on the parking time limits later this year.