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Cardiff Council Breaches RulesThe illustrated extracts from official Cardiff Council documents below show some of the ways Cardiff Council is breaching it's own rules in it's effort to force Controlled Parking Zones into areas where there are no parking problems.
Much worse, the CPZ proposals (documented elsewhere) will make the current relatively good parking situation in to a bad one, contrary to the Councils stated purpose as you will see below.
CRAC Comment: It is clear from the above that the Council's purpose is to "assist those areas of the city suffering the greatest parking stress". However, Canton does not suffer parking stress in this context and the proposed CPZ will in fact make things far worse, which is why the overall majority are against it. By proceeding to introduce the scheme the Council has clearly breached it's own rules and duty of care.
1. It realy seems those involved within and on behalf of our Council are not competent to tell the difference between "Congestion" and "Parking". Residents parking does not create congestion. Congestion is the result of too much traffic flow at a given time passing through to adjacent areas, is has nothing to do with Resident's parking.
5. Seemingly fine words, but in reality the opposite will happen as Resident's and their Visitors are forced out or prevented from parking. It will be extremely difficult for Community Organisations, Churches and Clubs to continue their activities right through the week. Some may be forced to close. It is not just that you will have to pay to park, the number of spaces available will be cut, thus reducing those who attend unless they are prepared to face £300 tow away or clamping fees.
Under strict questioning at the 18th July Scrutiny meeting the Council's Transport Officers would not or could not say how many Resident's and their Visitors would be forced out of the area. So far, many feel this scheme has the hallmarks of a confidence trick that one would normally associate with criminality. Just a few examples are:
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