“Irresponsible” drivers parking on a narrow city side street are creating a potential danger for Coldside residents, according to the council.
A street running adjacent to Dudhope Park is being used by drivers to park for free in the city centre, despite council signs asking people not to park on the street.
The road, which splits off from the main Barrack Road highway as an entrance to the park, is regularly lined with parked cars on either side.
One concerned resident, who lives nearby and asked not to be named, said people ignoring the signs could be creating a “dangerous” situation.
They said: “Although it is clearly marked as no parking along the driveway, drivers are taking advantage of free parking on both sides of the road.
“The signs state that it is to be kept clear for emergency vehicles. I feel that it is only a matter of time before an accident occurs with pedestrians.
“People living nearby have to pay for permits to park, or use the meters. There is also a car park within the park, which as you can see, is practically empty, which means the council is missing out from the revenue.”
Recently elected Coldside councillor Anne Rendall said people choosing to park on the narrow street were being selfish.
She said: “This is an issue which many residents raised with my predecessor, (former Coldside councillor) Jimmy Black, and there have been ongoing discussions with the parks department as how best to tackle the issue.
“Unfortunately, the road is not under council jurisdiction, but in the past there have been security guards put in place, to try and stop people from parking there.
“We are exploring options on how we can get people to stop parking on the street. It is selfish of people to leave their cars parked there, as emergency vehicles could require access along the road, and may be prevented from getting along the road due to the parked cars.”
A spokesperson for Dundee City Council said: “This issue is being created by irresponsible drivers parking on the roadway at Dudhope Park.
“The council is taking a number of measures including putting up additional signage and moving on would be parkers.
“These drivers are creating a danger to other park users and also impeding access for emergency vehicles. The council is looking at longer term options in the control of traffic in and out of Dudhope Park.”