Continuous yellow lines a success in curbing illegal parking on Cronulla peninsula

A further test of continuous yellow No Stopping lines at Cronulla South has proved successful in curbing illegal parking.

Out of 50 complaints to the council over summer from residents in the area about driveways being blocked, only two involved motorists parking contrary to the new line marking.

A report on the trial will be considered by the council at its February 24 meeting, and the measure could be extended into other areas of the shire.

In October 2018, Sutherland Shire Council endorsed a recommendation by the traffic committee to provide the line marking across areas experiencing high parking demand.

The first trial area was Bundeena, followed by Cronulla peninsula, which was chosen because of the large volume of complaints due to limited parking available at key attractions, particularly in summer.

Initially, continuous yellow edge lines were installed at 35 of the 74 intersections and, in November last year, the remaining 39 intersections were also line marked.

"An inspection on a Saturday during the summer school holidays indicated that self-compliance is very high, with only one vehicle sighted parked contrary to the continuous yellow edge lines," an investigating council officer reported.

"Residents have submitted nearly 50 customer requests for illegal parking in the Cronulla peninsula since the start of December.

"The majority of these relate to driveway obstructing and only two concerned parking contrary to the recently installed continuous yellow edge line marking."

The report said continuous yellow edge lines was incorporated into NSW legislation from at least 1999, so it was expected all drivers understood the meaning.

The report said the council had received some positive feedback from residents, along with one request to reduce the length of a line, which was met.

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