Letter | Surely line marking would be a real town improvement

DON'T DELAY: Reader John Deren says there needs to be clearly marked parking spaces in Oberon's main street.
DON'T DELAY: Reader John Deren says there needs to be clearly marked parking spaces in Oberon's main street.

I HAVE read the comments that Jennifer Capel made regarding the parking spaces in Oberon (Oberon Review, letter, July 25).

I have to agree with her 100 per cent. There needs to be clearly marked spaces - not just as a guide for motorists, but also because it must help our local businesses as there would be more cars able to park. More spaces means more income for the town.

I am surprised also that the Traffic Advisory Committee thought we don't need line marking.

You can drive down the main street any day of the week and see that we can easily accommodate more parking spaces if cars were parked correctly, and not consuming one-and-a-half spaces as most now do (and let's not forget the weird angles some use).

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Council chose to spend ratepayers' money changing the angles from 45 degrees to 60 degrees. Line marking would at least show those that don't read the signs where they should park.

For those who need to use a wheelchair and park their car, the side that Australian drivers exit the vehicle is not well-designed as we either have access denied due to traffic islands installed too close to the driver's side or there is no space on the driver's side to lower the wheelchairs.

I don't know who designed the new disabled parking spaces, and spent ratepayers' money on them, but I think that they got it wrong and wasted our money.

We have been paying a Town Improvement Levy for many years now, but most of the ratepayers have seen little benefit.

How about we spend some of those funds on marking parking spaces, including making it easier for the disabled motorists?

Many ratepayers have been asking council to have these spaces marked out for years now.

Surely line marking would be a town improvement that can benefit the town.

There must be a considerable sum of money in the Town Improvement Levy account. Can we spend some that benefits those who have paid this levy?

John Deren