I think it could work but we would perhaps want to try one road as a test, the key would be to get as near 100% of residents displaying the symbol as possible through door knocking.
Marie-Louise Childs said:Chris
I think it's a great idea and the sooner we get started, the better. I'm happy to help. It would be helpful if we could get residents from each road to deliver the discs and encourage people to get thinking about a solution. I also think it would be helpful to run the exercise at different times of day, and if possible, during during term and half term, to get the full measure of parking in this area. I don't think a CPZ is the answer. It really only works in a small defined area, otherwise it just creates problems elsewhere - as we know. Ideally the council needs to take a wider view of parking in the borough - with CPZs lots of road space is not being made the best use of. Does the urban plan for the borough cover parking?
Chris Manton said:Hi Marie-Louise
I certainly agree that knowing numbers would be a good thing.
I'd previously suggested that we might produce or obtain some simple small identifier and ask all residents to display in their vehicles. That way we'd have a chance of counting...
What do you think?
By all means, let's start with Drayton Road.
I can design and print paper discs, (well, actually squares, because cutting discs without a die is a nightmare), which could just sit on the dashboard. I can fix it so that they have simple codes allowing us to track the road the owner lives in or even serial numbers back-traceable who we issued them to. Let me know what you think.
But a professional circular sticky that would last and look really top notch would cost a fair bit... so I think that's probably out of our league - unless the council want to play seriously. Which maybe they just might if we did all that quantifiable research for them... John?
Really nice approach. Given such a list it would make for a pretty bulletproof basis for research.
We can ask - John P is in this group... John?