Think this will help? This will be printed off and placed under the wipers of all the nutters who park on the wrong side of the road:
Side 1, facing outwards for everyone to see:
Side 2, facing inwards:
How do you know if it is the Green or the Blue car that has parked
incorrectly on the wrong side of the road?
I guess the best thing would be to ban all on road parking outside of
specifically designated areas.
The diagram is simplified. There are in the street that annoys me most, 5 cars on one side and 1 on the other. It's clear that making 1 park on the other side to his house is better than making 5 park opposite.
I agree - people shouldn't own a car they don't have room for on their own property. I can fit 5 cars in my drive and own 1 (I've owned up to 3 in the past).
I'm inclined to agree with that. I understand that such a system is
actually in use in some locations around the globe. Mainly large,
crowded Asian cities (Tokyo? Singapore?), but something of the sort is
needed in British and American cities, especially where the immediate
housing form is a grid pattern of narrow terraced streets with little,
if any, off-road garaging space.
My street has drives for all the houses. My drive is unusually long and takes 5 cars (plus 1 in the garage if I didn't use it as a workshop). But most houses have room for 2 or 3 cars. Why buy a little house with a 2 car driveway if you can afford 5 brand new BMW 4x4s? Take that money, buy a mansion, and use older or cheaper cars! The mansion won't depreciate like the cars.
Anyway, there's enough room for people to park on the street if they all park on the same side. It's simple logic that parking randomly on both sides takes up twice the room, as you need a gap between each one for passing traffic to slalom through.
Cyclists will be inconvenienced by parked cars on roads.
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