Bayside Council's Timed Parking Plan

Bayside Council's Timed Parking Plan

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Lisa Sadetskaya started this petition to Bayside Council

Dear ocean loving friends!

 

This petition is to oppose the Bayside Council’s plan to introduce a 3 hour electronically enforced parking limit on carparks along Botany Bay, applied 8am to 10pm, weekends as well as weekdays.

This plan will cause significant inconvenience to a number of parties, including:

·       families and Sydney residents who come to the area for leisure or/and exercise

·       water sports participants in Botany Bay who require some time to set up their gear

·       local residents as beach goers who intend to stay longer would park on the streets surrounding the beach instead of the dedicated carparks.

According to the Bayside Council’s plan, every person exceeding the parking limit of 3 hours will automatically get a penalty, irrespective of the parking being busy or empty and the length of the stay beyond 3 hours. This is unreasonable as on most days there is enough parking space for all: beach goers, water sports lovers, people who come to the beachfront to exercise or to have a picnic with their family.

Some may say that for most people on most days 3 hours is more than enough. However, try to explain this to your kids on a hot day after driving in for one hour, to people in a queue to grab some food or refreshments or to kiteboarders who need extra time to prepare their gear and make sure it is safe to practice their sport. A delay of as much as 1 minute will cost you a big penalty and throw a dark shade on your day.

We propose that the Bayside Council explores alternative options, including but not limited to permits accessible to all or parking limits during peak hours only (i.e. weekends and public holidays).

We are hopeful that the Bayside Council takes into consideration potential harmful effects of their proposed plan and welcome ongoing dialogue in order to explore together with the Council how we can benefit our community and encourage healthy lifestyle without penalising people for their love of the ocean.

If you support our cause, please sign this petition.

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