Numerous queries have been received – asking just why there aren’t double yellow lines all the way down Dutton’s Hill.
Nottinghamshire County Council, being the local highway authority, has been approached for comment. They provided the following statement:-
“Double yellow lines over the length of Dutton’s Hill have been the subject of previous proposals / objections. Whilst appearing to offer an immediate solution to the congestion which occurs, it remains the case that;
The effect of parking is to provide some measure of “natural traffic calming”. Many drivers will inevitably increase speed when familiar with the idea of there being free passage beyond the area of restricted visibility. Something which might reasonably cause concern in other quarters.
Drivers’ naturally choose routes to try and minimise delays. At present, a certain amount of “through traffic” will be discouraged from using Dutton’s Hill on the basis of the problems cited (i.e. outside of those times when it is naturally busy with commuter traffic). This is likely to include non-essential HGV traffic.
Competing demands exist for the local area. The removal of parking will undoubtedly attract opposition from local businesses”.