Public consultation on a new resident parking scheme for Rusholme and Moss Side opens from today (Thursday 25 March).
The scheme, which will cover an area of more than 4,600 households, has been designed to discourage all-day commuter parking, making it easier for residents to park close to their homes while improving road safety and the flow of traffic. It is also designed to ensure that those who wish to park while they visit the many local businesses and restaurants in the area can do so.
The proposed scheme area stretches across parts of the Rusholme and Moss Side wards, from Moss Lane East in the north to Platt Lane in the south.
- North edge - Moss Lane East / Oxford Place / Daisy Bank Road
- East edge - Hanover Crescent / Scarsdale Road / Upper Kent Road / Hadfield Close
- South edge - Claremont Road / Platt Lane / Rusholme Grove
- West edge - Monton Street / Upper Lloyd Street / Maine Road / Kippax Street
All households within the proposed resident parking zone have been contacted, to encourage them to take part in the consultation.
Proposals include: -
- Parking bays with varying maximum stays permitted and with different times of operation. In areas with more residential houses, permit holders are exempt and can park for an unlimited amount of time
- Residents-only ‘past this point’ streets. These are limited to smaller streets and cul-de-sacs, and only residents or visitors with permits can park during the times indicate
- Double yellow lines (‘No Waiting at Any Time’) and double kerb blips (‘No Loading at Any Time’) markings around junctions, to improve visibility and safety
- ‘H-bars’ outside private driveways and access. H-bar markings are white lines which are marked on the road across a dropped kerb. The lines highlight to other road users that they shouldn't block access to off-road parking areas, such as driveways and garages.
Plans of the proposals and further information about the scheme will work can be viewed at www.manchester.gov.uk/consultations. The consultation will be open until Friday 23 April.
Due to essential Covid-19 restrictions, the council is currently unable to offer in-person meetings as part of the consultation, but has made written contact with all affected households, providing contact details for anyone with further questions, with versions being made available in Urdu, Bangla, Arabic and Somali. Information on the website can be translated on request, using the Browsealoud service. Online sessions will be held with the project team, allowing attendees to ask questions on Monday 12, Wednesday 14, Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 April (all 6:30 - 7:30pm).
Executive Member for the Environment, Planning and Transport, Councillor Angeliki Stogia, said: “Through this scheme, we aim to help residents park more conveniently in their neighbourhood, while also making sure that essential access to the area’s many businesses is maintained as we recover from the pandemic.
“Now the proposals need your feedback to ensure that the scheme has the desired benefits of simpler parking, improved road safety, an enhanced local environment and traffic flow for people living, working and visiting Rusholme and Moss Side."