Monday, October 17, 2005

GDOT Mystery Solved

I received a very speedy and polite response from GDOT's Adam Fischer today regarding a parking mystery on Cypress Street.

It turns out that GDOT was in fact making an effort to be responsive to a resident's concern about a particular parking problem. Adam wrote me,

We were contacted by [a resident] several weeks ago about a concern with parking along Cypress Street.

Teachers were parking all day on the School side of Cypress Street and there were not enough spaces on the resident’s side of Cypress Street for parents to park to pick-up children/visit the School.

We decided to limit parking on the School side of Cypress to 2 hours from 9AM to 4PM so that teachers would not park there all day. The 2 hour time limit would allow for parents to park on the School side of the street in order to pick-up children/visit the School, and would free up parking spaces for residents on the other side of the street.
The problem of traffic during student pick-up times has been a cause of irritation in the neighborhood, and GDOT was trying to address that, and we appreciate it.

But when many residents are affected by a decision, it's my view that they need to be consulted before it is made.

To that end, Adam has asked the neighborhood association to look at a compromise recommendation at our next meeting. Which we will do.

Thanks for a quick response, Adam.

1 comment:

Margaret Banks said...

Not a problem for our three-car family. We'll just park the extra car in the front yard. Got any cinderblocks?

Seriously, this is going to be a big ole hassle, at least in the 700 block of Cypress. The math is easy: five houses, 11 cars, two driveways. Sometimes, the other side of the street is the only option.