Residents have contacted me regarding the fact that street sign in West Park Road at its junction with Perth Road (west side) is very faded :
From the City Council :
THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 SECTION 14(1)
THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that waiting on the road should be prohibited by reason of Scottish Water repair works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT all vehicular traffic from waiting in :
West Park Road (between Scotswood Terrace and Blackness Road), Dundee
Blackness Road (between numbers 378 to 382 and numbers 325 to 341), Dundee
This notice comes into effect on Wednesday 16 July 2014 for one day.
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
For further information contact (01382) 433082.
Director of City Development
Dundee City Council
The intention is that in advance of the Harris Academy returning to the Perth Road the parking restrictions around the school will be revisited, along the lines of the wider vicinity previously proposed for parking restrictions but abandoned in light of the impending decant. I will ask that your constituents’ request is included in these considerations.All junctions should be protected through the basic rules of the Highway Code with Rule 243 stating that you should not park within 10 metres of a junction. I realise in reality that this is often abused and the yellow lines are often in place to assist enforce where there are pedestrian / road safety issues.
Some months ago, the City Council proposed a significant extension of double yellow lines in Perth Road and West Park Road near to Harris Academy, because of the number of parked cars that have caused problems such as obstruction.
Some weeks ago, I had a meeting at Harris Academy with residents, the Depute Head Teacher and a City Council Risk Management representative to see if an alteration to the road access in the school (pictured right) could mean more staff cars are off the street and into staff car parks. This would avoid the need for much of the proposed yellow lines, which bring with them disadvantages for residents.
Earlier this week, along with a representative of the Education Department and the school’s Depute Head Teacher, I attended a site visit to look at proposals City Engineers have drawn up that will widen the access and allow separation of pupil access from that of vehicles.
It is a sensible solution that, in my view, will greatly improve matters. The proposal will go before the Education Committee early in the New Year and I hope it is endorsed. I am most grateful to council officers who have worked across departments to achieve a practical solution to this problem.