It came after fire units attended a fire in Stewart’s Terrace on Thursday morning.
Said Cllr Cusack: “Following word that a fire had broken out in student accommodation in Stewart’s Terrace on Thursday morning, thankfully without major consequences, I was contacted by a resident who is deeply worried about this serious health and safety issue and it’s consequences.
“Coincidentally I had been on the doors in this area on Wednesday morning listening to the issues of the householders and unsurprisingly parking congestion and safety was their primary concern.
“We are all aware that the solutions are few and far between given the increase in car ownership, the design of the streets and the lack of progress by the Department of a residents parking scheme.
“This issue is a continuous one in all areas close to the City centre and around the University area.
“However. this is well beyond a simple inconvenience, what of, as this morning has shown, access for emergency services such as fire units and ambulances?
“Had it been an hour or so later when both sides of the street are head to toe with cars, the potential consequences could have been disastrous.
“I would ask those parking in the area to consider the impact their vehicles position may have in preventing such services reach their destination.
“If a unit cannot pass unhindered and at increased speed then you could be contributing to a tragedy.
“Please remember and park a bit further away if needs be,” she added.