New double yellow lines are assisting local businesses by easing traffic flow across Newham.
The new double yellow lines on Lighterage Hill, Heron Way, Newham Road, and the road leading to Macsalvers have already had a positive effect on businesses.
Alison Elvey, Newham BID Manager, explained: “One of the first priorities businesses situated on or beyond Lighterage Hill wanted from the BID was to reduce the waiting time on, and ease of access to, businesses situated in the Lighterage Hill area.
“Large lorries were struggling to negotiate parked cars and found it hard to start and stop on the hill.
“Businesses were frustrated with having to sometimes wait over ten minutes to drive up the hill, restricting business and deliveries, with some threatening to leave Newham. The new lines have completely resolved this and cleared the log jams.”
Cameron MacQuarrie, owner of MacSalvors (Plant Hire) Ltd, explained: “We are a long established family business, and it has been harder and harder to gain access to our business, especially with the size of vehicles we are moving every day. Since the Yellow Lines have been installed we have not had any problems whatsoever.”
Cormac Solutions’ Peter Tatlow helped Newham BID implement the yellow lines and he added: “Cars parked inconsiderately do have the potential to cause problems, particularly in busy areas like Newham where there are frequent movements of large vehicles.
“In such circumstances, waiting restrictions are the only effective solution to the problem and we are pleased to have been able to provide them on this occasion.”