Some houses do have garages; here in Pembroke Vale, BS8 there are some behind the houses of Pembroke Road. But look at the size of the garages, compared to the cars. They were built in the time of small, fuel-efficient vehicles, a time when the purpose of a car was cost-effective transportation, rather than visible displays of wealth and status. As such they are no use for parking a Range Rover, which, in Bristol, displays the owners wealth and status by being fundamentally useless for driving and parking within the city limits. What use. then, is the garage?
Well actually, it is of incredible value. You see, the presence of garage ensures that the pavement in front of it will be kept clear of any car other than that of the owner, this black Range Rover, WN57 UTP. This ensures that the owner can park near their house and so allow cars down the road.
Incidentally, this shows why there is a lot of resistance to the plans for a Controlled Parking Zone in CPZ. When you always can park on the pavement near your house for free, why pay eighty pounds a year for the non-guaranteed opportunity of some parking on the street nearby. Cant the council see these streets are too narrow for 4X4s to park anywhere other than on the pavement?