Sunday, 27 July 2008

Innovative corner parking techniques

During the holiday season, Bristol residents are encouraged to take photographs of interesting traffic innovations that can be brought back to Bristol. Here Pete Jordan has highlighted a more advance form of corner parking that he encountered in Galway, Ireland.

Instead of parking parallel to the kerb, across the corner, the car drives directly onto the pavement at the corner. This allows a bigger car to park while using up less of the valuable kerb space. It may also give more options of directions to drive off in when setting off, so delivering more flexibility to a driver in a hurry.

Perhaps this parking style could be encouraged by the appropriate markings on Bristol's streets.

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