Bowden Parking Plan - Stage 2

Consultation has concluded

The City of Charles Sturt is working with Tonkin Consulting with URPS and Aspect Studios to prepare a Parking Plan for Bowden and sections of Hindmarsh and Brompton that border it, as shown in the Study Area Map.

Between October and December 2016, Council and the consultant team conducted undertook engagement with local businesses, residents and members of community organisations in the area.

What did we hear?

Based on feedback received, there is support for the change in the current car parking controls to alleviate the pressure on current on-street parking.

Following are the key findings from the consultation:

  • pressure is placed on the on-street parking network by businesses, residents and commuters;
  • the pressure is location dependent, ie. commuters tend to park closer to public transport links, and residents within the more residential areas of the project area;
  • the introduction of timed parking is generally well supported as a means of discouraging commuter parking within the area, however, a blanket approach would impact on residents and local businesses who rely on on-street car parking for staff;
  • in the event that timed parking was to be introduced:
    • it should be considered on a street-by-street or locality basis;
    • residential exemptions should be considered, however, this needs to be balanced with the needs of older dwellings that do not have any on-site car parking and newer development that has resident car parking for at least one car on-site;
    • the promotion of the Adelaide Entertainment Centre for commuter parking should be encouraged as this offers a low cost "park 'n' ride" solution when unrestricted on-street parking is no longer available;
  • the further promotion of alternative transport for local residents which could include opportunities to improve the pedestrian and cycling environments to make it more appealing to people to walk and ride.

Community feedback has informed the Bowden Parking Plan and associated Key Strategies document, which we are now seeking community feedback on.

You can:

Consultation closes 1 May 2017.

The City of Charles Sturt is working with Tonkin Consulting with URPS and Aspect Studios to prepare a Parking Plan for Bowden and sections of Hindmarsh and Brompton that border it, as shown in the Study Area Map.

Between October and December 2016, Council and the consultant team conducted undertook engagement with local businesses, residents and members of community organisations in the area.

What did we hear?

Based on feedback received, there is support for the change in the current car parking controls to alleviate the pressure on current on-street parking.

Following are the key findings from the consultation:

  • pressure is placed on the on-street parking network by businesses, residents and commuters;
  • the pressure is location dependent, ie. commuters tend to park closer to public transport links, and residents within the more residential areas of the project area;
  • the introduction of timed parking is generally well supported as a means of discouraging commuter parking within the area, however, a blanket approach would impact on residents and local businesses who rely on on-street car parking for staff;
  • in the event that timed parking was to be introduced:
    • it should be considered on a street-by-street or locality basis;
    • residential exemptions should be considered, however, this needs to be balanced with the needs of older dwellings that do not have any on-site car parking and newer development that has resident car parking for at least one car on-site;
    • the promotion of the Adelaide Entertainment Centre for commuter parking should be encouraged as this offers a low cost "park 'n' ride" solution when unrestricted on-street parking is no longer available;
  • the further promotion of alternative transport for local residents which could include opportunities to improve the pedestrian and cycling environments to make it more appealing to people to walk and ride.

Community feedback has informed the Bowden Parking Plan and associated Key Strategies document, which we are now seeking community feedback on.

You can:

Consultation closes 1 May 2017.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • Please don't put restrictions on Coglin Street. It's got plenty of space and doesn't face parking issues except during the soccer. Actually that is super annoying, tell all those soccer fans to get lost.

    lewinday asked about 2 years ago

    Thank you for your comments regarding parking controls in Coglin Street. The Bowden Parking Plan does not include  recommendations for immediate parking control changes in Coglin Street.  Should Council consider parking control changes in Coglin Street in the future, consultation would be undertaken with owners and occupiers who may be affected by the changes.