Richmond recently announced plans to curb the blight of excessive parking restrictions from our borough.
So this blogger wondered, how do they choose?
And it turns out to be not especially scientific, sadly, or indeed to be taking into account, except through limp ‘statutory consultations’ the concerns of anyone except drivers.
There’s no cohesive plan to consider safety, or to consider people who don’t drive cars. Rather, when asked “What analysis is done in relation to the change in traffic patterns which will occur when yellow lines are removed?” they replied ” No formal analysis is done; it is believed that rationalisation of parking in town centres and removal of redundant / ineffective / inefficient waiting or loading restrictions will help in smoothing traffic and improving safety and the local environment. ” (My emphasis.)