Thursday, 4 February 2010

More Parking Spaces

Up to fifteen, desperately needed, new parking spaces have recently been created in Teignmouth Town Centre, simply by re-jigging some of the town’s existing parking bays.

Chris Bray and I noticed last year that some of the existing parking bays around the town did not make the best use of the road space available. So armed with a tape measure and 'Manual for Streets' , we set out to drawn up plans to create more parking and put our ideas to the Highways Authority. We're delighted to see that our proposals have now resulted in approximately seven extra spaces being created in Carlton Place and with a similar amount of additional spaces being formed in other parts of the town.

It all started when whilst walking through Carlton Place I noticed that even with cars parked on either side of the street there was still enough room for lorries to pass with ease, and I remembered from my childhood, that the road was originally a two-way street. It struck me that the parking spaces parallel to the Riviera building were a throw back from that time and hadn’t been up-dated when the road became a one-way street a several decade ago. Chris and I then looked for other areas to create more parking and found

Of course we realise that this isn’t going to resolve all of Teignmouth’s parking issues, however the new parking bays will give Teignmouth over a dozen extra spaces from virtually thin air, and at the negligible cost of painting few lines; that's got to be a positive result.

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