Traffic and Parking on Edale Road

The Council continues to be much concerned about issues arising on Edale Road, both with heavy demand for parking, and with problems arising from HGVs and other large vehicles which are unable to navigate the road successfully and end up having to reverse with significant risks to people and property, including repeated episodes of damage to Townhead Bridge. The Highways Agency has recently put up more signs intended to discourage the second issue in response to our requests; it remains to be seen how much these signs will discourage HGV traffic on the road. They have also agreed to an increase in the extent of double yellow lines on Edale Road. We appreciate that any change in parking rules has the potential to shift parking problems elsewhere, and will continue to monitor the situation going forward.