Saturday 24 October 2009

Not on the zig-zags!

The whole zig-zag parking area is trouble in our city. In theory: anyone parking there is wilfully endangering pedestrian lives. In practise, as even the nearby double yellow lined areas are full of short-stay shoppers, zebra crossings are the only place to stop. How to do this without endangering pedestrians.

This photo, from Southville Parking, shows an experimental delivery zone in Victoria Street.

The zig-zag area has been moved leftwards, with some bicycles painted down to force bicycles out the way of through traffic. This newly opened up area does not have double yellow lines, so delivery vehicles -here BX06MDU from the Post Office- have a convenient place to stop without endangering pedestrians by parking over zig-zags.

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