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Parking Enforcement activity improves traffic flow

Posted on : 07 Oct 2019

Parking Enforcement activity improves traffic flow
Works to improve traffic flow by upgrading bus stops coupled with the proactive approach to parking enforcement has seen a positive impact in the Caerphilly County Borough.
 
During the first 4 months of operation the Parking Enforcement Team have issued more than 4,000 Parking Enforcement Notices, in towns and villages and areas of concern, highlighted by the members of the local community in an effort to improve road safety and traffic flow and reduce obstructions.
 
Following a period of bedding in, where the council proactively worked with residents to inform them of the changes by issuing mock parking tickets, the team began to undertake enforcement from the 8th of April.
 
Doctor Heather Duncan, Headteacher at Lewis Girls Comprehensive School said, “Lewis Girls’ school have had particularly difficulties with cars that are parked dangerously on the turning circle outside school. We requested additional enforcement to help tackle the parking issues we face in and around the school and we are looking forward to working proactively with Caerphilly council to ensure safe access for our pupils. “
 
Seeking to improve residents travel experience further, the council, in partnership with Welsh Government, have embarked upon a programme of upgrading bus stops at various sites across the county. Works include; new shelters, raised kerbs, flag and poles, timetable cases and repainting of the bus bays. These corridor works in conjunction with the Civil Parking Enforcement will help ensure services run reliably. The first set of improvements concluded in April in the Caerphilly Basin and works are currently underway in other parts of the county.
 
Cllr Sean Morgan, Caerphilly’s Deputy Leader said, “We have seen a huge improvement since we assumed responsibility for parking enforcement within the county. Residents safety is of paramount importance and by operating a coordinated approach to enforcement and undertaking physical works to improve bus stop facilities we are able to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists alike, keep our highway network moving and improve public transport passengers experience.”
 
A spokesperson from the bus provider Stagecoach commented, “We have seen an improvement in areas that have caused us operational issues in the past. These are not totally eradicated but considerably better than in previous years. We are continuing to work with the council to suggest improvements in areas of concern. The improvements, coupled with proactive parking enforcement all contributes to keeping our buses moving freely.”
 
Residents can request enforcement at a particular location or report an illegally parked vehicle via the website www.caerphilly.gov.uk   


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