Commuter traffic and carbon emissions are set to reduce in Lyncombe Vale, Perrymead and Greenway Lane in Bath when a new Residents’ Parking Zone comes into force on January 20.
Bath & North East Somerset Council is introducing the zone in response to residents’ concerns to improve air quality and the environment for the local community.
The aim is to reduce carbon emissions from vehicles circling while looking for a parking space and to give residents more opportunity to find spaces nearer to their homes.
Access for larger vehicles such as refuse and emergency vehicles will also be improved.
Parking controls are also part of the council’s Liveable Neighbourhoods toolkit. They can help change streets to become better places to live by reducing the number of vehicles driving around searching for parking spaces. They can also potentially change the way people use road space helping to pave the way for future improvements making it easier for people to walk, cycle or use public transport.