Friday, 3 October 2008

sideways parking: not just for smart cars

SmartCars have legitimised the idea of not parking parallel, but parking sideways to the road, driving in and out.

Now that it is legitimate, there's no reason why it should be restricted to smartcars. If everyone parked this way, the parking capacity of the cities streets would double.

Here, the Ford Focus D14TJD shows how it can be done, turning a narrow pedestrian crossing that was not big enough for a car, into a parking space. Being a small family car, the Focus barely protrudes out.

Vehicles approaching the junction from the other side, (Eaton Crescent Clifton) do see it, but by sharpening the junction they force these cars to give way properly, instead of pulling out at speed.

3 comments:

Richard said...

It's a Fiesta ;)

joe mcdonnell said...

I also think all cars should park like this, the writer is correct, it barely protrudes 4 feet into the road,I didn't even notice it was there until I looked extremely closely at the screen.

joe mcdonnell said...

I agree with the blogger, I barely noticed the car protrude 4 feet into the street, in fact, I only noticed it was there when I got extremely close to the screen.