Parking limits aim to ease congestion

Parking restrictions are to be introduced in Clyde’s historic main street.

The Central Otago District Council approved the implementation of 120-minute parking on both sides of Sunderland St between Naylor St and Lodge Lane at a meeting on Wednesday.

The move was to address rapid growth in the region, and the flow-on effect for the Clyde central business area, where a growing number of visitors had joined local traffic, leading to increased demand for parking.

The restrictions were one way the council could manage this and address the concerns of Clyde businesses, the meeting was told.

Council roading engineer Martin Alford presented an additional two options to the one adopted by council: a 120-minute restriction in Sunderland St, Lodge Lane and Holloway St, and the status quo — no parking restrictions within Clyde.

Mr Alford told the meeting he believed if the second option was to be adopted, businesses and the public should be consulted.

Deputy Mayor Neil Gillespie said it was better to move now on restricting parking and consider the second option at a later date after consulting businesses and residents about how the restrictions were working.

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