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  1. As a local resident in Calais Street. i have been involved and aware of the parking and road use concerns that are being raised with the council and other residents.

    It appears that traffic flow would has assumed top priority in relation to the issues that we as local residents are facing. The latest application of this has been the changing of the entrance to Halsmere road and the painting of double yellow lines to a number of places on Calais street and the roads surrounding Myatts Field. I understand that there is also the plan to block off one end of Calais street and make it a no through road.

    Parking during the daytime in our area has been terrible over the past few years and has been getting worse and worse. It is clear that there a number of factors involved here:

    1) That we are one of the closest unregulated parking zones outside of the congestion zone. It is common to see people parking at 7am and taking their bikes out of their car to continue their journey into town.

    2) We are an unregulated parking zone surrounded by controlled parking. This means that many of the people who work in surrounding areas, or who wish to use local facilities use Myatts field as a free car park.

    3) Local businesses include THREE major bus terminals with drivers arriving and leaving consistent with their shift patterns – again we are the only free zone for them to park.

    4) The number of mechanic and crash repair centers under the arches in Camberwell Station Road results in the placement of cars prior to their repair.

    This morning, having returned from work at 10.15 after a 45 minute drive from Hammersmith, it took me 45 minutes to find a parking space, and probably a similar mileage as crossing central London. This cannot be considered a reasonable state of affairs, and is simple to fix by the application of a controlled parking zone.

    The overall management of the traffic issues here concern me deeply. It appears that they are being considered in isolation with little thought of the impact of one on another.

    It strikes me that dealing with the parking issue would automatically have had the same effect as the placement of the double yellow lines. It would have reduced the numbers of parked cars during the day, which would then make traffic flow considerably better. This would have also meant the cost (to local residents) of organising and lining the road would have been negated.

    The major effect of the road lining has been a reduction in parking by perhaps 20% with the concomitant increase in parking pressure and time. Again, with the plans to block off Calais Street, the impact will be on traffic flow which again i know will make travelling to and from the house much more inconvenient.

    It appears that the things which are impacting parking and safety are not being properly considered with regards to implementation. It feels like someone is having knee jerk reactions to try and bodge a fix to some of the issues raised without considering their overarching impact.

    This needs to stop!

    I understand that it is vital to the community to ensure the ease of access to the wonderful Myatts Field park. It is a huge resource for our community and I wouldnt want to impact negatively on its use or the ability of the community to use it. There are clearly ways in which this could be safeguarded, for example a controlled parking zone that had 2 restricted times during the day to prevent commuters just leaving cars there.

    It seems incredible to me that I have to take the numbers of non-residents and their parking habits into consideration when planning my day. I work irregular hours and often will wish to get things done during the day. Going grocery shopping at any time before 4.30 when the bus drivers leave is just impossible, carrying multiple bags of shopping half a mile just isnt practical. Dropping my daughter off at school when the weather is terrible just isnt possible and the resulting 45 minutes to park the car afterwards isnt viable.

    My hope is that someone who is able to have an impact on this situation start paying attention to the local residents and their needs. My understanding is that those who make these decisions are here to serve us, the local community, at present all this just doesn’t appear to be the case.

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  2. I second the above comments – great post – I live on Claribel Road – I simply cannot use my var during the week – I actually need my car as I am gardener & have equipment I need to shift around London, I simply cannot. If I do I will 100% not be able to park on my return & simply cannot park in the entire area due to disabel parking plots ( I appreciate these are needed ), double yellow lines, car club plots, No parking areas & the obvious areas that have parking RPP’s . Lambeth should be ashamed of themselves £600,000 on a survey, shocking. This money could be spent on moving forward the appropriate action of RPP’s for our area.

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  3. I second the above comments – great post – I live on Claribel Road – I simply cannot use my car during the week – I actually need my car as I am gardener & have equipment I need to shift around London, I simply cannot. If I do I will 100% not be able to park on my return & simply cannot park in the entire area due to disabel parking plots ( I appreciate these are needed ), double yellow lines, car club plots, No parking areas & the obvious areas that have parking RPP’s . Lambeth should be ashamed of themselves £600,000 on a survey, shocking. This money could be spent on moving forward the appropriate action of RPP’s for our area.

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