Review provision of on-street car parking for addresses which have unused off-street parking
A lot of garages and driveways sit unused, and the residents park on the street instead. Consider replacing on-street parking with uphill bike lanes on through roads.
This is a problem for pedestrians too.
For example, on Brougham Hayes pedestrians are regularly forced to walk on the carriageway, simply because the pavement is too narrow to cope with the volume of pedestrian traffic on this street.
The pavement is this narrow in order to accomodate a small number of on-street parking spaces, even though the houses on Brougham Hayes have garages in the back.
Why the contribution is important
There is a significant speed difference between bicycles and motor vehicles when going uphill, which leads to some drivers becoming impatient and performing dangerous overtakes.
This perceived lack of safety - due to bicycle and cars sharing the same lane - is suppressing cyclist numbers.
At the same time, a lot of residential properties have driveways or garages which are not used for their intended purpose because the residents find it easier to keep their cars on the street.
by responder on December 10, 2020 at 03:25PM