Parking the problem

Parking. The one thing that frustrates me about London Road in Bath. Heading east on London Road I count about 12-15 cars parked in designated parking spaces. Without those there, London Road could have a protected cycle lane heading east.

Cargobike Dad

Generally, I don’t do problems. They are opportunities to change practice for the better.

Cars don’t move much

Cars don’t move very often. Most of the time they sit outside your home, then sit outside your place of work. Occasionally they sit outside a shop, or a leisure centre. You get my drift. Cars do an awful lot of sitting.

And when they are sitting they take up space. Lots of space. Belfast City Centre is not very big. A very walkable square mile or two, well connected by public transport. Yet it hosts about 14,000 parking spaces. Each taking up roughly 15 square metres of prime city centre real estate. Around 30 football piches, not including space for access. Occupancy of car parks at peak time is about 60%. Or: 12 of those 30 pitches are always empty.

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The implementation of Belfast on the Move has coincided with an…

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