‘Nightmare’ road gets double yellow lines
DOUBLE yellow lines have been painted on a ‘nightmare road’.
In June, the Observer reported how drivers travelling up Worth Park Avenue, Pound Hill, found it difficult to see past the parked cars, and had to venture on to the other side of the road, into the path of oncoming traffic, to get through.
Even after Sussex Police plastered yellow advisory notices on vehicle windscreens in a bid to deter people from parking there, resident Barbara Talman reported that more than 30 cars were parked along the short stretch of road.
Now, four months after the East Crawley County Local Committee agreed that something should be done, West Sussex County Council has painted double yellow lines.
Commenting on the Observer’s Facebook page, residents welcomed the move and called for the council to continue to monitor the road and issue parking tickets if anyone tried to flout the restrictions.
Jack Standen said: “This was well overdue to be done, as a fairly new driver, this road seemed almost threatening at times as you had to drive on the wrong side of the road as such, especially when a bus is coming the other way! So happy this was done before something serious happened!”
Scott James Anscomb said: “It’s welcomed as it was very dangerous having to overtake parked cars on a bend, it was only a matter of time until there was a serious RTA [road traffic accident].”
Helen Beagley said: “About time it was a nightmare I lived near there and it was terrible for the school as well! Need speed ramps down Grattons Drive now.”
Jane Thornby said: “I think the parking restriction is a good idea as long as it is looked at by parking attendants and anyone who still parks there is given a ticket accordingly.”
Sara Cooper added: “About time!”
Cllr Richard Burrett, county councillor for Pound Hill and Worth and Chairman of East Crawley County Local Committee, said: “Plans had been agreed to bring in double yellow lines in Worth Park Avenue as part of a larger Controlled Parking Zone in Pound Hill.
“However, many local residents expressed very strong concerns about the dangers caused by commuter parking, as a result of which it was agreed to install the lines early.
“I am pleased it has made a positive difference to the residents and road users of Worth Park Avenue.”
Parking restrictions are also proposed on Alicia Avenue, Clive Way, Crawley Lane, Hastings Road, Moat Walk, Mount Close, Pearson Road, Saunders Close, Worth Road, Worth Road Access Road, and Worth Park Avenue Service Road. Yellow lines could appear on Bycroft Way, Cobbett Close, Milton Mount Avenue, and St Mary’s Drive.
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