Why Residents Parking Permit Schemes Aren’t Always The Answer
There are some places in Totton where this works, but, for the most part, it’s not a good idea.
There are more cars than there are spaces to park them.
It’s called displacement.
Another issue is cost and enforcement.
The restrictive nature of residents parking schemes also becomes a problem for the residents themselves when it comes to visitors, including family that had got used to parking nearby when visiting.
Overall, I think it’s normally best to make best use of the road by allowing a first come, first served, operation.
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