East Dunbartonshire Council's new plan for parking in response to concerns

A new plan has been put forward by East Dunbartonshire Council in response to concerns over parking.

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It includes a pilot of traffic-free zones at a number of primary schools at certain times of the day.

This, the council said, is aimed at improving pedestrian safety, making areas more attractive for walking, cycling and wheeling, and improving local air quality.

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Residents are being given the opportunity to share their views on the new actions relating to parking around schools.

The council also wants to hear how Covid-19 is affecting the use of rail station car park.

A two-month public engagement period began yesterday (Tuesday 5 October) Two online sessions, on Wednesday, October 20 and Thursday, October 28, have been arranged for residents to find out what the council’s Draft Parking Management Plan includes and to ask any questions.

Joint Council leader Andrew Polson, said: “We've prepared a Draft Parking Management Plan for East Dunbartonshire so it's vital we share it with as many residents, communities, groups and firms as possible to gain views on parking at schools and stations and also take the opportunity to explain how the Council manages parking in general.”

Joint Council leader Vaughan Moody, added: “Parking management is an issue that affects everyone in the community and most residents will have an opinion on.

"We would encourage everyone to get involved and make their views known on these new ideas to ensure they work for all residents."

Call 0300 1234510 for more.

The council said that once a final version of the plan is approved, it will ensure they have a co-ordinated approach to parking management and enforcement, and it will guide future decision-making.

For further information, visit the council’s webpage at www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/draft-parking-management-plan-consultation (live from Tuesday 5 October) or contact [email protected] or call 0300 1234510 and ask for the Land Planning Policy Team.