There has been a marked improvement in parking on a local street near a busy Ipswich high school after the introduction of designated parking bays.
Division 4 Councillor Russell Milligan said he was pleased with the result on Vogel Road at Brassall near Ipswich State High School.
“Community concerns were raised earlier this year about some motorists visiting the school parking too close to residential driveways, impacting residents coming and going from their homes,” Cr Milligan said.
“I asked council’s traffic engineers to investigate the situation to see if a solution could be found.
“An on-site investigation confirmed the issue, which was particularly prominent during peak school pick-up and drop-off times.”
To alleviate the problem, Ipswich City Council marked parking bays along Vogel Road between Leahy Street and the rear entrance to Ipswich State High School.
“This is a simple and cost-effective solution which has delivered important access and safety improvements for local residents and motorists,” Cr Milligan said.
“It is a wonderful example of what can be achieved when council and the community work together to achieve positive outcomes.”