New figures show a five-year low in the number of complaints made to NHS Grampian about parking.
The stats show 38 complaints were made between September last year and September this year.
That compares to 87 the previous year and 141 between August 2013 and August 2014.
A total of 94 were made in 2012/13 and 139 were lodged between August 2011 and August 2012.
Work is due to get under way on a new multi-storey car park for patients and visitors at its Foresterhill Health Campus in Aberdeen.
The development has been made possible by a donation of £10.73m from Sir Ian and Lady Wood’s charity, the Wood Foundation.
As a result of the work, the existing visitor car park will be closed from Monday, October 10.
The Evening Express previously revealed 1,182 tickets were sent to rogue parkers at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Royal Cornhill Hospital between January and May this year.
But, despite this, only 151 parking tickets have been paid.
The new car park at ARI, which is expected to open in February, will have room for 1,276 parkingbays.
Councillor for the area Alex Nicoll said: “I genuinely think people are getting fed up of getting no adequate response so they aren’t making official complaints.
“Some residents in the area are being put through misery because people are parking on pavements and blocking accesses.
“I think the problem has grown more and more. I see people arriving on my street at 6am in the morning and staying there for more than a day.”
He added: “It’s completely unacceptable behaviour so I would seriously doubt there is any less feeling towards the parking issue.”