Reverse in parking on Flinders Parade
|Principal Petitioner||Patrick Kotwall, Sandgate|
|Closing Date||Tue, 31 Dec 2019|
|No. of signatures||69 signatures (View signatures)|
We plea to Council to recommend that parking on Flinders Parade between 7th and 8th Avenues should be ‘reverse in’ rather than ‘nose in’, due to the amount of ‘High Activity Traffic’ where Council has just introduced a 40kph zone. Reasons are due to:
1/. The increased popularity of the area where families are visiting, be it family outing, free BBQ at the park, to have fish & chips on the beach, dog walking, jogging or simply coming to enjoy the great outdoors and beach,
2/. The increased number of cyclists passing Flinders Parade,
3/. The increased number of participants in water activities in the bay (kayaking, standup paddling, dinghy sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing),
4/. Park run (and regular special events) taking place every weekend at Arthur Davis Park, Flinders Parade, attracting hundreds of people at each event,
5/. The re-opening of the waterpark, 20 lanes swimming precinct and gymnasium, and
6/. The increased traffic from the local fish & chips shop (Fish on Flinders).
The area in concern is between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue on Flinders Parade where there is current signage that says ‘nose in’ parking.
There have been many very close misses and small incidents have been recorded in recent times. Ambulances have been called on numerous occasions, where cars reversing out cannot see the high speed of cyclists coming pass. By driving out, it gives the driver a clear vision of on-coming traffic. We therefore plea Council to either take away all 'Nose in' parking along the area in concern so patrons can decide which suits their safe parking, or introduce 'reverse in' parking for the area.