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SLC To Take Action Over Parking


27/04/15

























Residents of a Rutherglen street have hit out at commuters parking and leaving their vehicles to get the train.

Residents of Reid Street and Caledonia Avenue have said they are fed up with people congesting the street with cars by parking them and leaving to get the train at Rutherglen train station.

Some have complained of their drive ways being blocked, while others have said it can make the two streets practically impossible to drive down.

One resident, who lives on Reid Street, said: “The streets are so busy it can make driving down them a pain, some times your drive way is obstructed and you can’t even get out.

“It’s all because people want a short walk to Rutherglen train station, it’s not fair on the people who actually live here.”


Chair of Rutherglen Community council Tommy Rooney said: “I am aware these streets can get really congested. You always have to take the corner at Caledonia Avenue very slowly due to the amount of parked cars.”


Head of roads and transportation at the council, Gordon Mackay, said: “The council is aware of parking congestion on Reid Street.

“We have recently engaged with local residents on proposals for parking restrictions to address this issue.

“We are currently reviewing the feedback and should proposals be taken forward the council will be required to promote a Traffic Regulation Order.

“This is a statutory process that can take between six to nine months to complete.”