CLEVELAND CBD's short-term parking trial has been met with discontent from Redlands shoppers.
Last week Redland City Council voted to initiate the one hour or 30 minute time limit trial at strategic locations on Middle and Bloomfield Streets in a bid to boost turnover for businesses.
Cr Lance Hewlett was the only councillor who voted against the trial, saying the trial car parks were adjacent to the library and council precinct and he wanted to encourage visitors into the area - not scare them away.
Reduced time limits would be proposed for about 20 to 30 car parks.
The Redland City Bulletin ran a poll in the story online last week asking readers if they thought Cleveland should have short-term parking.
There were a total of 173 votes with 125 people saying no and 48 readers voting yes to reduced time limits on parking spaces.
The post garnered mixed on the Redland City Bulletin Facebook page.
Southern Moreton Bay Islands Chamber of Commerce president Jasmine Person said on Facebook that parking regulation was about supply and demand.
"With all the vacant shops in Cleveland I wouldn't suspect parking is an issue," she said.
"I'd be more focused on how to invigorate life back into Cleveland".
Sarah Gilliham said it was hard enough to find a space in Bloomfield Street in the afternoons when she took her children to dance classes.
"When I do park, I stay for two hours and spend the time shopping. It would be a pain if the parking was only 30 minutes."
Debbie Swain said all parking should be free and flexible.
"Easy for patrons, and time limits as per current variances," she said.
"Problem is more parking required."
Troy Burt said more parking was needed for staff.
The trial will be for a minimum of six months and council officers will monitor and engage with businesses to determine the effectiveness of the short-term parking spaces.