For those of you unfamiliar with “housing estates” as they are called in the UK – they are usually made up of “semi-detached” houses, that is duplexes, that are positioned cheek by jowl on extremely narrow and curvy streets. The problem is that when cars park on those streets, it makes it almost impossible for deliveries, ambulances, fire trucks, and even trash collection. There simply is no room. In this case the residents petitioned the local government to do something and of course, little was done.
They took matters into their own hands and surveyed the cars that were parked there and found low and behold, that the cars primarily came from the very local authority they were asking for help. The residents want “no parking” installed in the area but I have another plan. The article infers that the government workers don’t want to park in parking lots near their workplace. My guess is that is because it costs to park there and its free in the neighborhoods.
The solution – set up a residential permit area. If you have a resident permit, parking is OK, if you don’t you get towed. Problem solved.