Lincoln BIG – which supports hundreds of city retailers and other businesses – today welcomed a decision to create a restricted parking zone in a busy part of the city which is undergoing a major programme of regeneration
The Business Improvement Group praised Lincolnshire County Council’s move to trial parking changes in the area between Broadgate and the city’s Wilkinson’s store in City Square, from July 18.
No parking or loading will be allowed in the area at any time, except within the clearly marked bays.
But the proposals do include disabled parking spaces for blue badge holders.
A Lincolnshire County Council spokeswoman said: “The changes are designed to complement the redevelopment of this part of town, creating a more attractive environment for shoppers. This area can get quite congested at the moment, so the changes should also help to improve access for delivery vehicles and the emergency services.
The trial will last for six months. During this period, anyone who wishes to make objections or representations should write to:
Mrs T Featherstone,
Traffic Orders Section,
Lincolnshire County Council,
Unit 7 Witham Park House,
Lincoln BIG Chief Executive Matt Corrigan said: “We welcome news of the parking trial, which will be introduced in time to create a safer environment for The Beach, which attracts many families and children to the area.
“For too long there has been a parking “free for all” on Waterside South. This is a pedestrian area where it is not appropriate to park and where people should be able to walk freely without having to dodge traffic.
“Rows of parked cars can deter visitors and make it difficult or legitimate deliveries to businesses,” said Mr Corrigan.
“We recognise that some of the people in this area are blue badge holders and some parking for disabled customers is being retained. Also, there is adequate provision for disabled parking throughout the city centre without people having to resort to parking on a pedestrian precinct.”