The District of Coldstream is investigating options for parking on Ormsby Drive.

The District of Coldstream is investigating options for parking on Ormsby Drive.

Action sought on Coldstream road

Council instructed staff Monday to review possible options for parking on Ormsby Drive

An increasingly popular beach is creating challenges for a Coldstream neighbourhood.

Council instructed staff Monday to review possible options for parking on Ormsby Drive after resident Colin Gawne raised concerns about vehicles related to Sovereign Park.

“The amount of traffic is incredible in the summer and they’re not using the parking lot,” he said.

“When the cul-de-sac area (on Ormsby Drive) is filled up, they move up the street. They take up one side of the road.”

Gawne says access to his property has become difficult and while he has been involved in one accident, he says the major concern is someone may be injured.

“It’s very much a safety issue for anyone walking to and from the park.”

Gawne asked council for a no parking sign by his property.

“Our street is not designed as a parking lot. There’s no sidewalks,” he said.

Council members debated the merits of placing a no parking sign on part of the road.

“If there’s going to be no parking, maybe we should do the entire road but we need more information first,” said Coun. Glen Taylor.

Coun. Richard Enns wants an analysis of how many motorists use the Sovereign Park parking lot.

“The parking lot seems to be full a lot and if we put up no parking signs everywhere, we will need to look at how to handle people who want to use the park,” he said.