Please introduce a controlled parking scheme to the extended Surrenden area so that residents can park close to their homes, children can cross roads safely, visibility for drivers is improved, and out of area commuter, recreational and commercial vehicles are not parked on a long term basis.
Why is this important?
There is high parking demand in the Surrenden area. Within easy walking distance of the main A23 and Preston Park Station, non-resident commuters have parked for free in local streets for many years. Around 7,000 pupils and staff attend local schools. The recent implementation of controlled parking zones in nearby streets has added significantly to these pressures by displacing large numbers of non-resident commuter, commercial and recreational vehicles seeking long-stay parking from streets elsewhere in Brighton. Parking for local residents is now very hard to find. Pedestrians and school children are placed at risk, crossing busy roads between high-sided vehicles and finding corners, crossings, ramps and corners obscured by poorly parked cars. Action needs to be taken soon.