People seem to have gotten the hint about parking parallel to the street along Goldstream Avenue by Colwood Golf Club since the city has been issuing notices.

Goldstream Ave. parkers present a safety hazard on Colwood section: city

Parallel parking next to golf course a better idea, according to councilor

Anyone parking perpendicularly on Goldstream avenue alongside the Royal Colwood Golf Course is on notice.

Colwood bylaw officers have been issuing parking notices, then warnings on vehicles illegally parked alongside the stretch of Goldstream Avenue bordering the golf course.

“There are two main concerns; the first was a safety issue. We didn’t want people backing out onto Goldstream, endangering themselves by getting hit by a car,” said Colwood Coun. Rob Martin. “If you parallel park you can more easily merge. (The other reason) was to stop the destruction of private property, specifically the Colwood golf club’s fence.”

Cars parked along the road were backing up and pushing the fence in order to get their vehicles off the road. Council is considering erecting signage along Goldstream Avenue to help educate the public about the parking situation.

“There wasn’t any malice about anything (the public) was doing, in fact they were trying to be  courteous, allowing more cars in there,” Martin said. “I just don’t think they realized they weren’t supposed to be doing it that way.”

The City is still not looking at ticketing at this time, just creating awareness, Martin said, adding the goal is to ensure people’s safety and protect private property. He encouraged anyone with questions or comments to contact the city at engineering@colwood.ca.

alim@goldstreamgazette.com

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