Our fellow travellers, the Association of British Drivers, regularly complains that the council does "anti-car" things like closing roads. We in Bristol Traffic think they are over reacting.
A road closure can provide room for 1-4 cars to park.
Here in Clifton, a road is closed for some engineering works. And in doing so, St Paul's Road, now has two extra parking spaces. By parking diagonally LT54HKG, leaves room for another vehicle alongside it.
Some people may complain that the car is on a corner, but as the road is closed, it's no longer a corner, is it?