The Government Is the Problem

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The Government Is the Problem

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.

JVH

John Van Horn

John Van Horn

3 Responses

  1. Here you go again..picking on the government again..lol…(oh and asking for …dare I say it…REGULATION)
    Putting a residential permit area here still does not solve the problem that you clearly stated in the first paragraph. You stated “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”…Seems to me that if the residents park there the same issues reside.
    I would also like to know if the street was more narrow than when all of these homeowners purchased the properties. I am sure they are not. There has to be some responsibility of the homeowner to know your property before you buy it. There is also no inalienable right to park in front of one’s house.
    What is the big deal that its government employees parking there? Is it that there is an assumption that nothing is being done because they don’t want to move the cars. I would bet a dollar that the residents are the ones who requested the 2 hour limit be removed after the factory closed so friends and family has places to park.
    Enough ranting today…have a great weekend.

  2. I agree but if the number of vehicles was reduced, it would be much easier to get around. I don’t think they can take parking away completely. However, you are absolutely right. I need a day off — I’m starting to talk like a bureaucrat. JVH

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