Petition for FREE town centre parking to reduce congestion on residential streets
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Please help us reclaim our residential streets in Esher, Claygate and Elmbridge!
Due to the high cost of parking in Elmbridge, people working in local shops and businesses are choosing to park their cars all-day, on nearby residential streets. This creates congestion and causes a risk to pedestrians and other road users.
The levels of parking in residential roads in Esher, Claygate and Elmbridge has suddenly increased over the last few years. Cars, vans and construction vehicles are parked all-day, close to junctions and on both sides of the road, making the roads difficult to navigate and significantly increasing the risk of vehicular and pedestrian accidents, especially for children walking to and from school.
Once quiet residential roads are now too dangerous for children to play out and ride their bikes. (Our road was, until recently, used by local schools for cycling proficiency lessons, but this has now stopped.)
We are calling for Elmbridge Borough Council to take action and provide ADEQUATE, AFFORDABLE or FREE town-centre parking for all shop, school and business workers and implement a PARKING STRATEGY that REDUCES the parking and congestion burden on residential roads, to make our roads safe again.
Providing free or low-cost parking for businesses in Elmbridge, will not only help residents, but will help boost the local economy, support the high-street and make the towns attractive to business.
Elmbridge Residents - Please sign our petition so we can affect change that will make a difference to our community!
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