Parking on Hangstraße in Weilheim will be restricted: During the day, cars will only be allowed to park there for four hours – except on weekends. © Oar
The fact that too many rail customers park their cars there all day long has long annoyed residents. That's why the city is now restricting parking on Hangstraße in Weilheim. Commuters will no longer stand a chance there in the future.
Weilheim – The "parking pressure" in the area of the Öferl and the Hangstraße west of the Weilheim train station has kept the municipal committees busy quite often. As early as 2017, in the parking concept for the city of Weilheim, the expert recommended reserving the Hangstraße for residents' parking. However, a corresponding application by the "Citizens for Weilheim" (BfW) was rejected by the city council's transport committee in 2021. The situation in the street had eased since the opening of the multi-storey car park at the station and due to the Corona pandemic, it was said at the time, and was to be monitored further.
Cars of rail customers restrict parking for residents
Two years later, the BfW parliamentary group submitted another application. As a result, the situation has deteriorated significantly again: Due to the cars of rail customers who do not use the multi-storey car park at Öferl, the parking space for residents and their visitors is restricted in Hangstraße, explained parliamentary group spokeswoman Brigitte Holeczek. It is true that a pure resident parking with paid passes for the residents is certainly not in their interest, the BfW now also found. However, parking in Hangstraße should be limited in time during the day, according to the new demand.
Residents' parking is not desired
After a site visit and "consultation with some residents", the city's public order office confirmed the BfW's account. On weekdays, there are usually cars of around 20 commuters in the Hangstraße, reported department head Walter Weber: Arrival usually before 8 a.m., return between 17 p.m. and 18 p.m. "You can set the clock accordingly," said one resident. However, resident parking is not desired, Weber learned directly on site.
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The Transport Committee has now unanimously decided what the BfW proposed and also recommended by the Public Order Office: On weekdays between 8 a.m. and 18 p.m., parking on Hangstraße will be limited to four hours – with a parking disc. Residents would be only marginally restricted, as it was said, "since garages and parking spaces are available on the properties". From 18 p.m. to 8 a.m., free parking without a parking disc continues to apply, as well as on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Weber: "This will significantly relieve the parking facilities for residents and their visitors in Hangstraße."
There seems to be enough space in the multi-storey car park at the station
This can only work "if there is still capacity in the parking garage at all," noted ÖDP representative Roland Bosch. This had not been explicitly checked, replied the head of the public order office, "but apparently there is still room". The new regulation is "a good solution for everyone," said Roland Schwalb (BfW). Klaus Gast (CSU) also saw it that way, especially since there is no great administrative burden. "This may prove its worth," Gast continues, "and serve as a model for other positions."