New parking arrangements for Leith Walk

New parking/loading/unloading arrangements will come into effect on Monday, 2 March 2015 in the immediate area north of the Iona/Pilrig Street junction off Leith Walk.

The new arrangements will allow for the loading and unloading of goods and will also provide opportunities for customer parking for up to one hour.

These arrangements will be phased in and during the week commencing Monday 2 March, if a vehicle is found to be parked in a way that would breach the new arrangements, a warning notice will be issued. From Monday 9 March, drivers found to be misusing the bays will be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice and their vehicle may be removed.

A deliberate 0.5 metre space has been designed in between the parking bay and the cycle lane to allow for vehicle doors to be opened without affecting cyclists using the lane. Encroaching onto the cycle lane will also incur a Penalty Charge Notice and possible vehicle removal.    

Cllr Lesley Hinds, Transport Leader, said: “These new arrangements are being implemented to ensure that the new layout on Leith Walk will benefit the wide range of people who use the street. We know that many people have been waiting for the parking on Leith Walk to commence as there will be a greater turnover of parking spaces. We know this will be a real benefit to local businesses and shoppers. Cyclists and buses will also find the route easier to use once enforcement has started as it will help tackle issues of double parking as well as parking in the cycle and bus lanes.”

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