Scots City could introduce a major restructuring of car parks – and drivers won’t be happy
A SCOTTISH city could embark on a major restructuring – and drivers won’t be happy.
Under the proposals, curb parking could be eliminated to make way for miniature green spaces in Edinburgh.
The local authority is working with researchers from Edinburgh University to collect residents’ views on the introduction of ‘parklets’, reports STV News.
They are usually created by converting roadside spaces into small communal spaces with benches and planters.
It is hoped they would allow the public to “stop, relax and socialize”.
The survey added: “Parklets typically consist of an impermanent structure that can last from a few days to 18 months or, in some cases, even longer.
“We are interested in finding out what Edinburgh residents think of this idea and if there are any opportunities to introduce it.”
Transport and Environment Council Chair Scott Arthur said: “You have to get these things right.
“If done well and maintained, it could work – but maintenance is key.
“Whenever we run these programs, I’ve made a general commitment to improving accessibility for people with a range of disabilities.
“We will never do any of these programs and we have less access, less disabled parking. We absolutely have to get this right.
“With Spaces for People, we’ve learned that it’s pretty easy to alienate both the business community and people with disabilities.”
The survey is open to people aged 16 and over and can be completed via this link.
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