Fed up York residents are petitioning the council to do something after a parking nightmare worsened on their streets.
Parking problems have grown in the Huntington Road area close to Nestle, affecting residents in Ashville, Kitchener and Oakville Streets, who often struggle to park where they live.
Meanwhile Dodsworth Avenue residents have put their names to a petition in what they say is a response to increasing commuter parking that causes them similar problems.
At the full meeting of City of York Council this Thursday (14 July), Cllr Anna Perrett (Lab, Heworth) will present a petition from residents of Huntington Road area, asking for consultation on the introduction of a Respark zone on their streets.
And Cllr Bob Webb (Lab, Heworth) will do the same for residents of Dodsworth Avenue.
“Dodsworth Avenue, as well as being used by commuters parking for the city centre, is also a bus route so parking can cause a number of difficulties there,” Cllr Webb said.
“Most residents know ResPark will cost them individually should it be agreed, so I don’t think this is a decision they take lightly.
“It tends to be more out of desperation, particularly when you consider York’s ResPark scheme is one of the most expensive in the country.”
Cllr Perret said: “It’s not unreasonable to expect to park near your own house, but that has been an issue for residents living in a number of short, narrow terraced streets close to Nestle.
“The ResPark system is far from perfect and given the level of demand for new zones, it’s important residents set the ball rolling now as it could be two years or longer before it gets implemented, if supported”.