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Unfortunately we do not provide disabled parking bays in residential areas.
You may have seen them in the town centre and local townships, but these are for general public use and not tied to a single property.
We have no objection to the placement of a ‘Parking for disabled resident’ sign on your property boundary providing it is not too large, misleading or offensive. Our Sign Shop can provide these for you at your own cost. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To create a residents permit scheme would require the promotion of a legal Traffic Regulation Order. This costs in the region of £3,500 in addition to the cost of the signs and road marking. At the present time there is no budget available for undertaking this type of work.
Alongside the cost, there are several negative sides to the promotion of a permit parking scheme:
- The schemes move non-resident parking to neighbouring streets (that to do not have restrictions) leading to problems for residents in these areas
- The possession of a permit implies that a space will be available for the vehicle. As many homes now have more than one vehicle, this is not always the case.
- Visitor parking can cause problem as visitors (even with a permit) are in effect 'taking someone else’s space'.
- On narrow streets parking spaces can only be provided on one side of the road. Double yellow lines would then be necessary on the opposite side thus reducing parking availability to residents by 50%.
- Difficulties in accommodating the attendance of visiting service providers such as window cleaners, doctors, builders etc.
- There is an annual charge for resident permit parking and all residents must be in agreement with the imtroduction of the scheme.
If you are still interested, and should permit parking schemes be promoted in the future, your area can be considered.
Unfortunately in these challenging times we do not have the budget available to introduce remedial road safety improvements on roads and streets within the Bolton area. This includes the introduction of traffic calming measures (e.g. speed humps, cushions and chicanes).
Although traffic-calming features are used as self-enforcing measures within engineered road safety schemes, they are mainly used as a casualty reduction tool at high accident locations and not solely as a measure to enforce vehicle speeds. Speeding on the highway and other inappropriate driving practices are classed as traffic offences, which are issues that can only be enforced by the police.
Although we set the speed limits on the roads in Bolton; any speeding or inappropriate driving practices are classed as traffic offences, and can only be enforced by the police. You can read more at the GMP Road safety website.
The GM Camera Partnership provide speed enforcement on highways within Bolton and more information can be found at https://tfgm.com/drivesafe.
The introduction of parking restrictions requires the promotion of a legal Traffic Regulation Order. This currently costs in the region of £3,500 in addition to the cost of the signs and road markings. At present we have no budget for this type of work as we rely on funding from local developments or the Area Forums (via your local Ward Councillors).
There is a legal process which must be followed that includes consultation with Statutory Undertakers (Police, Fire, Ambulance etc) and all those directly affected by any proposal. This consultation process allows for representations to be made, and it would normally take upwards of 12 months to process a scheme.
Please note - double yellow lines will not be used to resolve neighbour disputes - these are a civil matter between neighbours.
If you think there is a good case for yellow lines in your area, we will keep your request on file and consider it the next time there is a traffic management review of your area.