Village Way Parking Arrangements

Closed 11 Feb 2018

Opened 17 Jan 2018

Overview

Residents of Village Way in Dulwich have told us that there are issues with parking on their street. This appears to have increased since the implementation of parking restrictions in neighbouring streets.

We are proposing to extend the North Dulwich and Denmark Hill Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ P) into Village Way, and also to implement double yellow lines in parts of the street (see consultation plan below)

Why We Are Consulting

In November 2017 we asked residents to describe the issues they faced regarding parking on Village Way.

They said…

  • Parking on both sides of the road led to safety concerns, largely relating to pedestrians crossing between parked cars, and cycles being forced onto the footway, as well as visibility.
  • Visitors parking across dropped kerbs caused safety issues and prevented access to properties.
  • Long stay parking – even abandonment – of vehicles occupies kerbside space and detracts from the look and feel of the street.
  • Village Way is not wide enough to support parking on both sides.
  • Parking issues have been worsened by the introduction of nearby Controlled Parking Zones.
  • Most residents of Village Way and Pond Mead have off-street parking.

The most common suggestions were:

  • Extending Zone P CPZ into Village Way
  • Keeping the majority of parking on the northern side of the street.
  • Extending double yellow lines on the southern side of the street, and protecting dropped kerbs. This is consistent with the support for, and objections to, previous Local Parking Amendments.
  • Implementing double yellow lines underneath the railway bridge

We did…

We recognise visitors’ desire for parking provision close to the Grafton Dance Centre, as did some residents. We also appreciate that oversubscribed kerbside space can lead to inconsiderate and displaced parking.

Therefore our key objectives are to:

  • Eliminate long-stay parking on Village Way
  • Improve visibility on the street for all road users
  • Provide visitors to all properties on Village Way with an opportunity to park
  • Reduce overall private car use
  • Allow for kerbside activities to be undertaken outside the Grafton Dance Centre

We will achieve these aims by:

  • Extending the Zone P CPZ into Village Way, therefore limiting the type of vehicle that can be parked for long periods of time. Bays would also allow non-residents to park on Village Way on a paid-for basis.
  • Providing double yellow lines across dropped kerbs with a clearance of 1.5 metres, and in other areas where the road is too narrow to allow parking on both sides

Unfortunately we do not plan to:

  • Remove all parking from the southern side of Village Way as some residents requested. This is because we consider the road to be wide enough at these locations. It should be noted that the introduction of the CPZ into Village Way should remove much of the existing parking.
  • Provide double yellow lines underneath the railway bridge. We have only proposed to provide this on one side of the bridge, which enables us to allow parking on the northern kerbside.
  • Provide additional provision for cycling. To do so would require more funding than has been allocated for this parking scheme, and the introduction of a facility over a short length would provide little benefit without linking to a wider network.

Key Statistics:

  • Currently up to 67 vehicles are able to park on Village Way at peak times. However, seven of these would be considered to be parking inconsiderately and causing some obstruction.
  • We have allocated a total of 64 spaces on Village Way (based on each vehicle occupying 5m of kerb).
  • This represents a loss of three spaces during the hours of operation. The introduction of the double yellow line on the southern kerb side allows parking loss to be mitigated by new spaces underneath the railway bridge.

Did we get it right?

This is your chance to respond formally to the proposals that we have developed in response to residents' ideas and concerns.

 

 

 

What Happens Next

The Council will analyse responses to this consultation with a view to reporting the results to the Dulwich Community Council.

Subject to support and approval, we will look to implement the proposals in Summer 2018.

Areas

  • Village

Audiences

  • All residents
  • Local groups and organisations
  • Businesses

Interests

  • Planning and Regeneration
  • Transport