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No stopping areas

From Monday 12 August 2019, a no stopping area will be implemented along High Street between North Street and Scarborough Street during peak times.

The no stopping area will operate Monday to Friday, between 7am and 9.30am and 3pm and 6pm.

Kerbside parking will be permitted outside these times in accordance with the current parking regulations.

The marked cycle lane on High Street between North Street and Scarborough Street will also be removed to enable two traffic lanes. Cyclists are able to share the road with motorists or use the off-road shared pathways.

No stopping areas help manage congestion by allowing more motorists to use major roads that struggle with capacity during peak times. When cars are parked in a kerbside lane, motorists are forced to merge which, during peak traffic times, can cause queuing, delays and safety issues. No stopping areas allow us to move more traffic on busy roads when we need it most and reduce unsafe merging situations.

We're investigating locations across the city where no stopping areas may improve traffic flows and help us manage congestion.

Key benefits of no stopping areas

There are many benefits to no stopping areas which include:

  • Reduced congestion by making an additional lane available to traffic, moving more traffic more efficiently.
  • Improved safety by removing the parking lane and reducing the need for vehicles to merge.
  • Improved efficiency of surrounding intersections — with all lanes available for traffic, more vehicles can move through intersections with each traffic light cycle.

For more information see the frequently asked questions below.

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  • Can I park in a no stopping area on weekends?

    Please refer to the regulatory parking signage installed in the relevant no stopping area for information on what days and times the restrictions are activated.

  • I have a resident parking permit allowing me to park in this traffic area. Can I still use this permit in the no stopping area?

    Parking permits cannot be used in no stopping areas when they are in activation. Your parking permit can be used outside the no stopping time periods. Please refer to the regulatory parking signage installed in the relevant no stopping area for information on time restrictions.

  • Will I be fined if I park in a no stopping area during the no stopping period?

    Yes. Fines will be issued to illegally parked cars.

  • Will I be towed if I park in a no stopping area during the no stopping period?

    Illegally parked cars will not be towed. Parking fines will be issued.

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