The RAC says white vans are up 40% in the last 10 years. We agree. We also think that their role in society needs to be recognised, and just like police and taxis get special parking options, so should us van drivers.
Take corners, for example. There's no room for a normal car here between Aberdeen Road and Cotham Gardens, in Cotham
But the white van YK54TGV shows that not only can they fit a van into the narrow gap, they don't need to block the dropped kerb.
This is as pedestrian friendly as a buildout -somewhere where the narrowing of the road makes it safer to cross. Yet nobody will recognise this value or the contribution our vans make to the city. Only the RAC are on our side, and even they bill us for it.