PROPOSED TRIAL ADVISORY PARKING ON PIERCY END
The Council has been pursuing the possibility of implementing a trial of parking markers on the cobbled areas in Kirkbymoorside. The objective of the trial is to maximise the number of car parking spaces available by encouraging motorists to park more considerately.
As you will be aware the cobbled areas on Piercy End varies in width throughout the length of the street allowing motorists to park perpendicular to the pavement in some locations to the north of Piercy End, and with only sufficient width to park parallel to the pavement at the south end. A herringbone style of parking maximises the number of car parking spaces in the area between. However, if one vehicle parks inconsiderately it does have the knock on effect of eradicating several car parking spaces that would otherwise be available. By providing the parking markers it is hoped that motorists will follow the guidelines and a more effective manner of parking will be adopted.
NYCC Highways Authority are the Body responsible for management of the Highways and implementation of such trials. As you will appreciate there are recognised car parking standards (6 metres long by 2.4 metres wide), thereby ensuring adequate space for opening car doors etc. Due to the variation of width down the length of Piercy End, to formally mark the bays out in defined standardised lengths as per recognised car parking standards for the entire length of Piercy End would result in a loss of spaces. Subsequently it is proposed that markers be implemented only at the north of Piercy End, at the widest area with a hope that the standard will be set and the example followed by motorists further down the street. This also limits the number of markers on the pavement which can be unsightly. We do want to avoid scarring Kirkbymoorside as much as possible!!!
Consultation with the residents of Piercy End was carried out in February 2014, with 82% of respondents in favour of the proposal. These findings have been fielded back to NYCC Highways to progress the matter.
SHORT STAY PARKING IN KIRKBYMOORSIDE TOWN CENTRE
In respect of the proposed short stay parking it was agreed at the meeting of the Town Council on 17th June to pursue the possibility of implementing short stay parking restrictions in three locations in the centre of Kirkbymoorside, as follows:
i) 70m on the cobbled area outside the shops on Market Place northbound from Goody’s hair salon to Kirkby News
ii) 100m roadside parking on Market Place southbound from the junction of Crown Square, outside the Methodist Hall to Natwest bank
iii) 30m2 on the cobbled area outside the Spar on junction of Crown Square and Market Place
The short term parking restrictions are proposed for 2 hours from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.
On 11 September 2014 notification was issued by North Yorkshire County Council Highways and Transportation on the consultation to consider proposed limited waiting on Market Place and Crown Square in Kirkbymoorside; a loading bay on West End; and formal bus stops on West End and West Fields.
It is proposed to limit parking on the Market Place and part of Crown Square to two hours between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm from Monday to Saturday, with no return within 1 hour. This is to provide a greater turnover of spaces for customers of the various businesses in the town centre. A loading bay is also proposed on West End, outside West End DIY, from 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday.
In addition, the two bus stops on West End and West Fields would be formalised and operate from 7 am to 7 pm.
The closing date for comments is 2nd October 2014.