Sorry for the long post but hopefully constructive
MarkT you are right, Iíve looked at the presentation again and I had taken the numbers the wrong way round. It still seems to me, Iíve not gone back through all the posts but it doesnít seem that a third donít mention parking, that posts from those opposed to the zone due to the impact on their ability to park seem higher than 58%.
I agree with your point that in parts of the zone the number of residents cars to frontage is an issue. Iíve included a comment in my response that the issues in the zone differ and I canít see how one zone will address all issues. If multiple cars in your building is an issue there is an ďotherĒ question where you can explain. If have more than one car and can explain why surely that would be useful for the Council to know. If they want to encourage healthier streets understanding why people use their cars will inform improvements to provide viable alternatives. I know having only lived in a single car household my knowledge of why there are households with more is secondhand and the people designing the scheme will have their experience, no way they could have the experience of everyone affected by the zone so how will they understand if itís not explained?
Re residents adjacent to the zone Iíd hope they could fill in the questionnaire as a visitor with their specific concerns and although Iíve raised the concern with Councillors as it affects me. The first sentence of my reason is that this affects ďEast Dulwich residents who live outside the zone who support traders in the zone
Other East Dulwich residents living outside the area of the zone support businesses in the zone. Without their custom the livelihood of the traders and vibrancy of East Dulwich may well suffer in the ways concerns have been expressed.Ē If your Councillors and the Champion Hill Councillors support this all visitor views should be taken into account - adjacent residents, commuters who work locally who all have an interest in Lordship Lane which is within the proposed zone.
Whatever the decision there will be some who agree and some who donít but Iíd rather live in a democracy where you can make your views known than a dictatorship.
Thereís still time to fill in the consultation online and say yes/no/undecided and raise any concerns specific to you [consultations.southwark.gov.uk
] Despite whatís been said on here the Council do listen, even if every proposed change is not agreed. The amount of yellow lines in Grove Park in the Dog Kennel Hill zone was reduced resulting in more parking bays (the Council report says it was due to responses to the consultation). The phrase ďDonít ask, donít getĒ comes to mind. A CPZ will restrict parking to marked bays. Do the yellow lines need to be as long as somewhere without bays to stop inconsiderate parking causing access issues at dropped kerbs? I donít think so and said so in my response.
There are a number of concerns in the posts here. Can you give more background of how a concern will affect you / your road? I was going to email a response but at the dropin I was told the report to the Cabinet Member would be compiled based on the consultation responses and to complete that even if I didnít complete every question. There are some common concerns that come up on this thread, if common concerns are expressed in the consultation responses there is a chance changes will be made. There is a pdf of the questions, look at them. Do you have reasons for your answer to any? If so explain - which argument would win you over
1 I donít want to go for a walk
2 I donít want to go for a walk, itís too cold. How about we go to the cinema?