A number of MetcalfeSt. residents have expressed concern about street parking in proximity to the Elliott. City of Guelph and Elliott staff, the Chair of the Elliott, Councillor Beard and myself met with residents two weeks ago. It was agreed that another resident survey take place to review changes to street parking on Metcalfe.
The following correspondence is provided by staff:
To update you on Metcalfe Street, please note that a survey is being mailed to residents on Monday February 2, 2009 requesting input on the implementation of 2-hour parking zones from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday on both sides of Metcalfe from Eramosa to Pleasant.
Prior to sending out this survey, staff met to discuss various options for the survey and noted the following:
Although a request had been made to include a blank line in the survey for other suggestions, it was decided to limit the survey to 2 options either “keep the existing parking restrictions” or “implement 2-hour parking zones from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday”. Staff felt that if there was the opportunity for residents to make other suggestions, the survey may become too complex and cause difficulty when interpreting the responses. Therefore, we recommend the implementation of a “2-hour parking zone from 8am-6pm Monday to Friday” as suggested in your email of January 15, 2009.
Consideration was given to only implementing a parking restriction on one side of the street, however to encourage use of the Elliott’s parking lot, staff believe that a restriction is required on bothsides of the street. Given this information, residents on both sides of Metcalfe Street from Eramosa to Pleasant will be surveyed.
Please note that I am sending you this email prior to the survey, so that if you choose you may speak to residents to encourage them to respond, we have provided a reply date of Friday, February 20th, 2009 to allow time for residents to fully consider the matter and ask questions if needed.
Please also note that we are aware of the reduced roadway width on Metcalfe Street caused by the recent snow accumulation. Yesterday, staff requested that a temporary no parking zone be implemented until the snow accumulation can be reduced by the City’s Winter Crew. It is anticipated that the temporary no parking zone signs will be erected shortly. Staff