Call for Spencer Road taxi rank

SINGLE FILE. . . .The scene at Spencer Road yesterday as roadworks continue. 2911JM20
SINGLE FILE. . . .The scene at Spencer Road yesterday as roadworks continue. 2911JM20

A former mayor of Derry has called for a designated taxi rank to be introduced on Spencer Road.

Sinn Féin councillor Lynn Fleming made the call after being contacted by residents who were concerned about the frequent traffic congestion in the area.

Colr Fleming said; “We have received a number of complaints from local residents about parking issues in and around the Spencer Road, Chapel Road areas and several of the off streets.

“There is a lot of traffic congestion in the area and there have been complaints that the small number of disabled spaces available have also been blocked on occasions.”

The Waterside colr. said she has spoken to local residents who suggested that a taxi rank would help ease traffic congestion and create additional parking spaces which could help attract customers to shops in the area.

“Spencer Road is very busy with traffic at the best of times and its clear there needs to be a wider discussion with DRD Road Service, residents and businesses as to how this can be alleviated.

“One of the measures residents believe could ease congestion is for a designated Taxi rank on Spencer Road.

“This would hopefully free up parking spaces, allow taxis drivers to earn a living, prevent residents from getting parking fines, and ease congestion of traffic in the surrounding streets .