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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: Isle Of Wight Parking Restrictions Postponed

More than 50 new Isle of Wight parking restrictions are being introduced,  but a few have hit the brakes, for now.

Yellow lines for Alvington Manor View in Gunville and waiting restrictions on Wellington Road in Carisbrooke have been postponed.

Last night (Thursday), Isle of Wight Council leader and cabinet member for transport and infrastructure, Cllr Phil Jordan announced those projects were on hold, for further consideration.

Other restrictions for Newport, Carisbrooke and Gunville were approved by members of the Isle of Wight Council’s cabinet, to improve highway safety, following requests by residents and town, parish and community councils made over the last ten years.

‘No waiting’ restrictions will be added to Carisbrooke Road, close to the mini roundabout at Wellington Road, to allow the free flow of traffic at peak times, with no parking Monday and Friday, between 8am to 6pm.

On Gunville Road, near the Forest Road junction, two sections of double yellow lines will be added.

Other restrictions will be in place on Clatterford Road, St John’s Place, Staplers Road and Fairlee Road.

Cllr Jordan described some of the changes as ‘quite minor’.

Others are about ensuring existing restrictions can be enforced.

Speaking at yesterday’s cabinet meeting, Cllr Andrew Garratt said parked cars tend to mean slower traffic and suggested yellow lines are not always the best option to protect pedestrians.

He said physical structures were needed to help improve pedestrian safety and unless the restrictions were enforced, there was no point in putting the yellow lines down.

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