Angela Arstall is disappointed by the prospect of a yellow line being painted on one side of Sundowner Road. Although helping with congestion, Angela believes the road will only become more congested.
Angela Arstall is disappointed by the prospect of a yellow line being painted on one side of Sundowner Road. Although helping with congestion, Angela believes the road will only become more congested. Paul Braven

Your reaction: Yellow line means no room for visitors

GLADSTONE Regional Council plans to paint two yellow lines on each side of the 8m wide Hill Close Estate road to prevent stop roadside parking.

After receiving several complaints about the narrow road, the council's chief engineer Paul Keech recommended two yellow lines on each side of the 8m wide road to stop people parking.

The Observer's social networkers had their say on the issue yesterday.

 

Gladstone council plans to put yellow lines down Sundowner Rd in the Hill Close Estate at Clinton to stop people parking along the narrow road. What do you think? http://ow.ly/PgxPg

Posted by The Observer on Monday, 6 July 2015

Here is what you had to say:

Kathy Barker:  Well what can one say....the council approved the estate, the developers should have made the roads wider. they now upset the whole estate for their mistake, where do visitors park...cant park on foot path, oh and if we have a party bus everyone in. This is Gladstone council another MISTAKE

Lana Jean Rhodes: So now everyone will park on the footpath and make it dangerous for those of us that walk having to take our children on to the road to get past the cars. Smart move.... Not!!!

>> Looking back: How the Hill Close estate came about

Lauren Avis: I live in hill close... I never thought it was much trouble to wait for 2 seconds while another car comes through the other way.... (If there's no room for two cars to go through at once).... But I suppose it is the main entry street for the estate... The blocks are so small so cars will just park on the side walk instead haha.

Micheal Caletti: The council are only worried about money and how much they can get from each block they approve. It all comes down to the town planner not thinking outside the little office that they sit in. The days of having a good sized yard are long gone. The more house they get in a subdivision the rates they can claim from the hard working people of this town.

Michael Brown: It won't stop people. They did that in Wedgetail Rd, Hill Close didn't work. People are just too ignorant, park there anyway and don't get fined.. so what's the point. If the council want to do something about stopping people parking there then they cant just draw a line, the line also needs to be enforced.

Katie Connolly: Isn't it illeagal to park on the footpath so does that mean people will get parking tickets from police/council?

Rachel Perchard: Dig up the council patch and use that to widen the road we also live in Hillclose and it's a bit annoying to have to wait but hardly the end of the world

Kirra Ruth Joan Twiner: can you do it in Off Lane too? or at least one side. Sometimes there is just enough room to get your car through between two parked cars. Harder when someone work truck is parked one side, and a car on the other

Sandra Hill: People knew they were going to have traffic issues when they moved in there, why complain later.

Annette Felix: Why are we building estates with such narrow roads.
I've seen several lately which would be a real problem for emergency vehicles even with parking only on one side.
When we moved here from UK we remarked on the common sense approach of having wider roads.....oh dear....that was then and this is now!