Call for action to ease parking danger

PUBLISHED: 10:10 09 October 2008 | UPDATED: 15:53 11 May 2010

TRAFFIC PROBLEM: Residents say parked vehicles cause visibility issues for drivers turning into York Way

TRAFFIC PROBLEM: Residents say parked vehicles cause visibility issues for drivers turning into York Way

IMMEDIATE action is required to install double yellow lines in York Way, Royston, according to a resident. Last month Hertfordshire County Council said they would look at extending double yellow lines near the junctions with Minster Road and Beverley C

IMMEDIATE action is required to install double yellow lines in York Way, Royston, according to a resident.

Last month Hertfordshire County Council said they would "look at" extending double yellow lines near the junctions with Minster Road and Beverley Close

However, Terry Sharp, of Minster Road, said: "The council is carrying out a consultation but we need something done about it now.

"There is too much parked traffic in the area and it's very dangerous.

"When you turn out into York Way you can't see anything in either direction because of parked cars.

"We've told the council about our concerns and we need action before another accident happens. The situation is getting worse and worse," he said.

In April this year Kelly Reeman, 25, died after being involved in a collision with a motorcycle in York Way.

It is believed that the motorcycle was travelling past a row of parked cars when the incident occurred.

A spokesman for Hertfordshire County Council said it was a "statutory requirement" to carry out a consultation before work took place.

He added: "While residents have already given their backing to the proposals, it is important to get their formal approval on the precise details of the plans.

"This is not a case of the council dragging its feet. We want to get under way as soon as possible."

When the plans were announced last month, Cllr Stuart Pile, executive member for highways, transport, and rural affairs at the county council, said: "Clearly residents are concerned about traffic, parking, and visibility problems in York Way.

"We hope we will be able to put effective measures in place.

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