NEIGHBOURHOOD parking spaces and a new footpath are being created in a series of schemes across Leicester over the coming weeks.
Leicester City Council is carrying out the work to create new parking bays for residents in areas where concerns have been raised over the availability or quality of existing parking spaces.
In total around £275k is being spent on work making new parking bays, some of which is linked to wider drainage work also taking place.
At Donaldson Road, in Belgrave, £105k is being spent on works to drainage improvements and as part of that, three new parking bays are being installed. The work gets underway Monday, November 28, for five weeks.
In the city’s Abbey ward, six new parking pays are being created in a scheme at Garth Avenue. Work starts on Monday, December 5 and is due to last four weeks. It will cost around £70k.
Work is also due to take place to create a new footpath between Hinckley Road and Ainsdale Road, on a piece of unadopted land which has become a right of way of the years. The 75-metre pathway will cost about £50k to install over five weeks, beginning on Monday, November 28.
In the city’s Humberstone and Hamilton ward, a new 10-space parking area is proposed for Ivychurch Crescent. Work on the £100k scheme is due to start in early 2023 subject to planning permission.
Leicester deputy city mayor for transport, clean air and climate emergency, Cllr Adam Clarke, said: “Residents and ward councillors in these areas have raised concerns over the issue of parking locally, and we’ve looked at where we could create better organised parking areas in those neighbourhoods.
“In some cases, drivers have been parking on grass verges, which have then become churned up and muddy, so we’re having to put in formal marked bays instead.
“In the case of Donaldson Road in Belgrave, the drainage improvement work taking place gives us the opportunity to create a small number of extra parking spaces for residents.
“By making these changes we will be improving the situation all road users including those walking, wheeling and cycling as cars can present a barrier to others when parked in a disorganised way.”