Parking puzzlement on Heritage Place

A no parking sign on Heritage Place on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 outlines the one-side street parking which has been in place for less than a year. The city plans to survey residents again because its getting mixed messages whether people want parking restrictions. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – Do homeowners want one-side street parking on Heritage Place or don’t they?

The city is trying to answer that question as it appears local residents have done an about-face after no parking signs went up on one side of the street earlier this year.

Heritage Place is a small U-shaped street, west of Pitt Street, and connected to Tollgate Road at both ends.

The city restricted parking after safety concerns “were raised by local residents and school bus companies” about congestion on the street, says a report to city council.

Three months later, city staff received a petition saying residents don’t want it now, according to the report to be received by city council on Monday night (Sept. 10).

Staff are asking council to allow them to canvass the residents with another parking survey to figure out what they really want.

Petition on Lemay Street parking

Heritage Place isn’t the only street with parking issues.

City council will also receive an eight-page petition from people living on or around Lemay Street.

Since bike lanes went in along the road as part of a long-term road restructuring plan, residents say there’s nowhere for visitors to park. They want parking allowed on the north side of the street.

The petition will be received by council and city staff will be bringing a report to council for a future meeting.

A delivery truck is parked along Lemay Street in Cornwall, Ont. on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Residents have petitioned the city to allow parking on the north side of the street. Many argue there’s nowhere for visitors to park. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)