Submissions now closed

Thank you for your feedback


Oct 2020 - Reviewing feedback on the proposal

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the proposal for ongoing part time No Parking restrictions. Submissions are now closed and the project team is reviewing feedback.

We've developed a proposal for ongoing parking restrictions based on comments received and other data collected during the trial.

The proposed part time No Parking restrictions will apply year-round on weekends and public holidays, between 10am and 4pm.

View the proposal and let us know what you think in the submission form.

Feedback received will help us make final refinements to the plan before it is referred to the Northern Beaches Council Local Traffic Committee in November 2020 for approval.

If you have any questions, please contact Council's Traffic Engineer by email or on 1300 434 434.

Submissions closed Tuesday 13 October 2020.

During consultation about the trial, the local community expressed concerns about loss of parking, traffic congestion, speeding, poor enforcement, and confusing signage.

The following is proposed in response to community feedback:

  • The proposed part time No Parking restrictions in the plan will apply on weekends and public holidays throughout the year, not just summertime.
  • The part time No Parking restrictions are now located purely on the northern side of the road.
  • The proposed signage has been simplified and parking will be unrestricted at times when the part time No Parking does not apply.
  • The length of kerb space that is covered by the part time No Parking restriction has been significantly reduced.
  • Short lengths of parking have been retained on weekends to slow traffic.
  • The proposed restrictions are similar to those which have been in place and have been operating successfully in College Street, Manly for many years.

For further details, view the full community engagement report.

The proposed plan

Click on the hotspots in the image below to find out more about the measures we are proposing.

Parking signs

Project timeline

  • Timeline item 1

    Aug 2019 Local Traffic Committee (LTC) endorses trial

    View LTC Minutes, Item 4.2

  • Timeline item 2

    Nov 2019 - Feb 2020 Part Time No Parking trial

  • Timeline item 3

    Nov 2019 - Feb 2020 Parking survey, traffic count data

  • Timeline item 4

    Jun - Jul 2020 Trial feedback survey

  • Timeline item 5

    Jul - Aug 2020 Review feedback, data, refine restrictions

  • Timeline item 6

    Sep - Oct 2020 Exhibit proposed parking management plan

  • Timeline item 7

    Oct 2020 Review and consider feedback

  • Timeline item 8

    Nov 2020 Local Traffic Committee consideration

Traffic data collected during the trial

To understand the effect of the trial restriction we undertook Parking Surveys over the weekends of 23/24 November 2019 and 4/5 January 2020. Surveys were conducted at hourly intervals between 10am and 3pm.

In summary the data reflects:

  • other than at the very busiest times, there were always vacant spaces available within the 2P Permit parking zone.
  • parking activity was lighter in November but in high demand in early January
  • at all surveyed times vehicles were illegally parked in the No Parking and/or No stopping zones.
  • issuing parking infringements (198 in total) on most weekends throughout the trial period, did not change user behaviour. There were still a high level of illegally parked vehicles at the end of the trial.
  • traffic volumes in Bower Street, even in the summer peak (January), are still within acceptable limits for a residential street. This would indicate the related congestion issues are caused by parking activity choking the carriageway
  • traffic speeds are not excessive

*Both sets of traffic counts revealed peak traffic time around midday (11am-1pm)

During the trial our parking rangers monitored the Bower Street area, visiting on 17 days (weekends and public holidays) and issuing 198 parking infringement notices

Rangers observed that the new restrictions, whilst not totally complied with, did improve traffic conditions (i.e. congestion and choke points).

Have an enquiry?

Have questions or want to learn more about this project, contact us below:

Name James Brocklebank, Traffic Engineer
Phone 1300 434 434
In writing

'Bower Street Manly parking restrictions',
Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655.