Parking confusion on Aberdeen

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An example of double-parking on Aberdeen Street.
Camera IconAn example of double-parking on Aberdeen Street.

Double-parkers are causing a headache on Aberdeen Street as the City of Albany prepares for the next stage of its Central Area Cycle Links project.

Work to build a new cycle path through the centre of the city started earlier this month, with works in Aberdeen Street and Grey Street West.

Ahead of the next phase of the project, an additional row of on-street parking bays have been painted along Aberdeen Street to prepare for the construction of a new path along the eastern side of the road.

A ute double parked on Aberdeen Street.
Camera IconA ute double parked on Aberdeen Street.

But the new markings appear to be causing confusion for motorists who have used both sets of bays and blocked in parked cars.

City of Albany infrastructure and environment executive director Paul Camins said the revised pavement markings had been painted along Aberdeen Street to allow motorists to get used to the new road layout before work began.

“It provides a wider work corridor for City staff with less disruption to road users, and will also allow immediate use of the new on-street parking bays once we have constructed the kerb and driveways,” he said.

“Traffic cones have been put in place to guide motorists using the road, and we ask anyone parking along the road to use the original parking bays adjacent to the existing kerb until we start construction, which is expected to start next week.

“There are plenty of bays along the street and there is no need for anyone to be double-parking.”

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