New no-parking signs on some Greenville streets

By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 11:01 am on Wednesday, May 16, 2012

GREEENVILLE — Residents in Greenville will see new no-parking signs on local streets around Spectrum Health United Hospital.

During the Greenville’s regular scheduled meeting Tuesday night, the council approved to have no-parking signs placed on streets around United Hospital to address safety concerns.

“I think it’s a good idea,” Mayor Pro Tem Jeanne Cunliffe said.

The first section of no-parking signs approved by the council is for the east side of Ruth Street from W. Oak and W. Benton streets.

City Manager George Bosanic said although United Hospital built a new parking lot, people are still parking in this section of the roadway, making it difficult for people to safely merge from the parking lot onto the road.

Also, with vehicles being parked on both the west and east sides of the streets, the Greenville Department of Public Safety has expressed concerns about vehicles being able to safely maneuver through the street.

“Eliminating the street parking will funnel those cars into the parking lots, which is what they were created for,” Bosanic said.

The second section of no-parking signs approved by the council is for the east side of Marvel Drive between W. Judd and W. Oak streets.

This locations is similar to the Ruth Street situation with safety being a concern. There are many homes that have become offices in this location resulting in a lot of in-and-out traffic.

“Cars are parked on both sides of the road right up to the intersections of the streets and driveways, which is posing a safety concern,” Bosanic said.

This issue has been discussed with United Hospital, and Bosanic said United Hospital is in favor of the solution.

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