Friday 7 March 2003

Parking chaos

The Edinburgh City Council is planning to expand the controlled parking area in the city centre. The situation now is ridiculous:
Currently there are more than 10,000 permits for only 7000 spaces and there is no doubt that this causes a great deal of ill-feeling. Most residents would ask that the council revise this ratio.
People who pay a fee for parking near their own homes have a 30% chance of being unable to find a space. We know what the Labour party would say if a private company operated such a scam. Ultimately, the solution is to privatise the road network