Edinburgh Shared Use

The City of Edinburgh Council proposes a range of changes to the operation of parking controls in Edinburgh, all of which are linked to the Parking Action Plan.

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Overview

The City of Edinburgh Council recently wrote to stakeholders in respect of Traffic Regulation Order TRO 19/29. That traffic order proposes a range of changes to the operation of parking controls in Edinburgh, all of which are linked to the Parking Action Plan (PAP). Further detail about the PAP can be found on the Council’s website at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/parkingactionplan.

The Council has appointed Project Centre to undertake an informal consultation on key elements of the proposals in advance of the formal advertising of TRO 19/29. This consultation will give Community Councils and residents groups an opportunity to not only view and comment upon the proposals before they are advertised but will also allow the Council to make amendments before the design is finalised.

Proposals

The two elements included within this consultation are:

  • Shared-use parking: Increased provision of shared-use parking across the Central and Peripheral Zones (1-8) of the Controlled Parking Zone. Approximately 2,000 extra spaces will be made available to permit holders.
  • Double yellow lines: To protect junctions and pedestrian crossing points, existing single yellow lines are being upgraded to double yellow lines to enhance road safety.

Please see further details of changes in the individual zones, via the drawings which can be viewed from the tab on the left.

Drop-in Sessions

We will be holding 6 drop-in sessions for stakeholders across 4 days.

These sessions will be held at The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, 25 Palmerston Place, EH12 5AP and The Hill Street Design House, 3 Hill Street, EH2 3JP.

Dates and times for these sessions are:

·       Wednesday 15th May 5-8pm at The Hill Street Design House, The Front Room

·       Thursday 16th May 11am-2pm at The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, The Green Room

·       Thursday 16th May 5-8pm at The Green Room

·       Wednesday 22nd May 5-8pm at The Green Room

·       Thursday 23rd May 11am-2pm at The Front Room

·       Thursday 23rd May 5-8pm at The Front Room

Representatives from both The City of Edinburgh Council and Project Centre will be available to answer an questions or queries you may have regarding the proposals. Largescale drawings of each of the zones will also be available for viewing.

Zone Maps

Please click to see larger images.

These drawings will be printed in large scale format and will be available for viewing at our drop-in sessions. Further clarity on parallel/perpendicular bays will be available at these sessions.

Zone 1 Existing Restrictions

Zone 1 Proposed Changes

Zone 1A Existing Restrictions

Zone 1A Proposed Changes

Zone 3 Existing Restrictions

Zone 3Proposed Changes

Zone 4 Existing Restrictions

Zone 4 Proposed Changes

Zone 5 Existing Restrictions

Zone 5 Proposed Changes

Zone 5A Existing Restrictions

Zone 5A Proposed Changes

Zone 6 Existing Restrictions

Zone 6 Proposed Changes

Zone 7 Existing Restrictions

Zone 7 Proposed Changes

Zone 8 Existing Restrictions

Zone 8 Proposed Changes

 

 

FAQs

What is Shared-Use Parking?

Shared-use parking is a type of parking place that serves more than one purpose. While the majority of parking places in the CPZ were originally either allocated as “Permit Holder Only” or “Pay-and-Display”, shared-use is a combination of both of these parking place types. The result is a parking place that may be used by both permit holders AND by pay-and-display customers.

 

Why are we rolling out more Shared-Use parking?

The flexibility that shared-use provides creates more parking opportunities, increasing the likelihood of residents and non-residents alike being able to find parking opportunities close to their intended destination.

With car ownership levels in the city centre at levels where there are, in most zones, more permits than there are spaces, there is a clear need to make changes that will not only assist our permit holders in finding parking near to their homes, but that will also improve accessibility for other users. The roll out of shared-use parking will also provide the necessary additional space required to allow the Council to introduce Visitor Permits into the city centre for the first time, further improving accessibility and increasing the options available to residents when they receive visitors or workmen. It is considered that these changes will help to ensure that the city centre remains attractive as a place to live and work.

 

How will changes affect my parking zone?

The overall aim of the process has been to look at the available parking provision at a local level, determining where there is a need for additional space and identifying opportunities where existing space can be reallocated.

Rather than looking at the allocation of space Zone by Zone, each individual zone has been divided into smaller areas, with comparisons being made between the number of parking places and the number of permit holders in those areas. The aim is to provide improved parking opportunities for permit holders in each smaller area, whilst ensuring that sufficient pay-and-display provision remains to meet the needs of local shops or businesses. This approach ensures that additional space is being allocated where it is most needed.

 

What changes are proposed?

The primary approach has been to identify either existing pay-and-display parking or existing areas of yellow line where it is considered that this space could be transferred to other parking types. Some of that space will be transferred to shared-use, but some will also be transferred to permit holder parking, some to loading bays and some to pay-and-display, all dependant on the needs in that particular area.

It will, however, also be the case that there will also be a transfer of existing permit holder parking to shared-use.

 

How will the changes improve parking?

In terms of numbers, the proposals would see:

  • Permit holders given access to more than 2,000 additional spaces;
  • Shared-use provision increased from around 600 spaces to over 4,000 spaces;
  • Overall parking provision increased by over 1000 spaces;
  • Provision for residents greater than the number of permits in 7 out of the ten zones affected.
  • More space than permit holders across the majority of the city centre

Privacy Policy

This consultation is being carried out by Project Centre Limited for and on behalf of The City of Edinburgh Council.

All personal data submitted in connection with the consultation is processed by Project Centre Limited on behalf of The City of Edinburgh Council.

Edinburgh Council’s Privacy Notice, which explains how personal data submitted in connection with this consultation is used is available on their website

Overview

Overview

The City of Edinburgh Council recently wrote to stakeholders in respect of Traffic Regulation Order TRO 19/29. That traffic order proposes a range of changes to the operation of parking controls in Edinburgh, all of which are linked to the Parking Action Plan (PAP). Further detail about the PAP can be found on the Council’s website at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/parkingactionplan.

The Council has appointed Project Centre to undertake an informal consultation on key elements of the proposals in advance of the formal advertising of TRO 19/29. This consultation will give Community Councils and residents groups an opportunity to not only view and comment upon the proposals before they are advertised but will also allow the Council to make amendments before the design is finalised.

Proposals

Proposals

The two elements included within this consultation are:

  • Shared-use parking: Increased provision of shared-use parking across the Central and Peripheral Zones (1-8) of the Controlled Parking Zone. Approximately 2,000 extra spaces will be made available to permit holders.
  • Double yellow lines: To protect junctions and pedestrian crossing points, existing single yellow lines are being upgraded to double yellow lines to enhance road safety.

Please see further details of changes in the individual zones, via the drawings which can be viewed from the tab on the left.

Drop-in Sessions

Drop-in Sessions

We will be holding 6 drop-in sessions for stakeholders across 4 days.

These sessions will be held at The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, 25 Palmerston Place, EH12 5AP and The Hill Street Design House, 3 Hill Street, EH2 3JP.

Dates and times for these sessions are:

·       Wednesday 15th May 5-8pm at The Hill Street Design House, The Front Room

·       Thursday 16th May 11am-2pm at The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, The Green Room

·       Thursday 16th May 5-8pm at The Green Room

·       Wednesday 22nd May 5-8pm at The Green Room

·       Thursday 23rd May 11am-2pm at The Front Room

·       Thursday 23rd May 5-8pm at The Front Room

Representatives from both The City of Edinburgh Council and Project Centre will be available to answer an questions or queries you may have regarding the proposals. Largescale drawings of each of the zones will also be available for viewing.

Zone Maps

Zone Maps

Please click to see larger images.

These drawings will be printed in large scale format and will be available for viewing at our drop-in sessions. Further clarity on parallel/perpendicular bays will be available at these sessions.

Zone 1 Existing Restrictions

Zone 1 Proposed Changes

Zone 1A Existing Restrictions

Zone 1A Proposed Changes

Zone 3 Existing Restrictions

Zone 3Proposed Changes

Zone 4 Existing Restrictions

Zone 4 Proposed Changes

Zone 5 Existing Restrictions

Zone 5 Proposed Changes

Zone 5A Existing Restrictions

Zone 5A Proposed Changes

Zone 6 Existing Restrictions

Zone 6 Proposed Changes

Zone 7 Existing Restrictions

Zone 7 Proposed Changes

Zone 8 Existing Restrictions

Zone 8 Proposed Changes

 

 

FAQs

FAQs

What is Shared-Use Parking?

Shared-use parking is a type of parking place that serves more than one purpose. While the majority of parking places in the CPZ were originally either allocated as “Permit Holder Only” or “Pay-and-Display”, shared-use is a combination of both of these parking place types. The result is a parking place that may be used by both permit holders AND by pay-and-display customers.

 

Why are we rolling out more Shared-Use parking?

The flexibility that shared-use provides creates more parking opportunities, increasing the likelihood of residents and non-residents alike being able to find parking opportunities close to their intended destination.

With car ownership levels in the city centre at levels where there are, in most zones, more permits than there are spaces, there is a clear need to make changes that will not only assist our permit holders in finding parking near to their homes, but that will also improve accessibility for other users. The roll out of shared-use parking will also provide the necessary additional space required to allow the Council to introduce Visitor Permits into the city centre for the first time, further improving accessibility and increasing the options available to residents when they receive visitors or workmen. It is considered that these changes will help to ensure that the city centre remains attractive as a place to live and work.

 

How will changes affect my parking zone?

The overall aim of the process has been to look at the available parking provision at a local level, determining where there is a need for additional space and identifying opportunities where existing space can be reallocated.

Rather than looking at the allocation of space Zone by Zone, each individual zone has been divided into smaller areas, with comparisons being made between the number of parking places and the number of permit holders in those areas. The aim is to provide improved parking opportunities for permit holders in each smaller area, whilst ensuring that sufficient pay-and-display provision remains to meet the needs of local shops or businesses. This approach ensures that additional space is being allocated where it is most needed.

 

What changes are proposed?

The primary approach has been to identify either existing pay-and-display parking or existing areas of yellow line where it is considered that this space could be transferred to other parking types. Some of that space will be transferred to shared-use, but some will also be transferred to permit holder parking, some to loading bays and some to pay-and-display, all dependant on the needs in that particular area.

It will, however, also be the case that there will also be a transfer of existing permit holder parking to shared-use.

 

How will the changes improve parking?

In terms of numbers, the proposals would see:

  • Permit holders given access to more than 2,000 additional spaces;
  • Shared-use provision increased from around 600 spaces to over 4,000 spaces;
  • Overall parking provision increased by over 1000 spaces;
  • Provision for residents greater than the number of permits in 7 out of the ten zones affected.
  • More space than permit holders across the majority of the city centre
Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This consultation is being carried out by Project Centre Limited for and on behalf of The City of Edinburgh Council.

All personal data submitted in connection with the consultation is processed by Project Centre Limited on behalf of The City of Edinburgh Council.

Edinburgh Council’s Privacy Notice, which explains how personal data submitted in connection with this consultation is used is available on their website

Edinburgh Shared Use Map

Please feel free to use the interactive map below. Click the 'submit your comments' button to go through to the online form to post comments or concerns you may have with the proposed changes.


Have your say

What do you think about the shared usage parking proposals? Have your say and fill out our online survey. Alternatively, you can log a comment, suggestion or concern on the interactive map above with regards to the proposals.

 

You may wish to attend one of our 6 stakeholder drop-in sessions, dates and times can be found in the Drop-in session tab. These sessions will be held at the following locations:

The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, 25 Palmerston Place, EH12 5AP

The Hill Street Design House, 3 Hill Street, EH2 3JP

 

You may also contact us via email at Edinburgh.Consultation@projectcentre.co.uk.


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