The Council has now implemented the double yellow lines on Calais and Cormont to prevent parking over junctions and to create a passing place on the dangerous bend on Calais Street. So what’s the effect? Certainly there haven’t been any stuck vehicles, there are fewer altercations between motorists at one end of Calais St, and crossing the road to enter the park is a lot safer thanks to the increased visibility.
However, as anticipated, the parking problem has been exacerbated. Residents have sent stories of a significant increase in time taken to find a space (this week estimates are around 30-45 minutes). And the altercations on Calais Street have simply moved down to the smaller bend outside the new builds.
This is yet another example of the lack of strategic planning and joined-up thinking at the Council. Lambeth, you must do better than this.