As the need to help global warming and other world issues continues so does the search for a solution.
Nearly three-quarters of people in the UK chooses driving as their main form of transport this only worsens the issue. Government figures show 74% of the UK have a driving licence, own their own car and drive it.
Restrictions have been put in place to try and limit the use of cars and sway people away from using them as their main form of transport, for example the increase of charged parking in car parks and the increase of restrictions on pavement parking.
As parking is now limited many people search for a parking space and even have to go searching for somewhere to park, before work, potentially making them late.
We spoke to a student at Bournemouth University, Taylor, who we caught circling the car park in order to find a parking space to attend his lecture.
He stated: “I’m constantly late to lectures and have even had to leave earlier because of the lack of parking spaces available to students and even then I have to pay for it.”
It has been seen that 30% of people admit to being late for work because of not being able to find a parking space.
This may be seen as being sustainable and leading to less exhaust emissions but it also causes a lot of other issues like people parking over pavements, which has been an issue for wheelchair users and blind people, and also parking over people’s drives.
We spoke to a resident who lives close to Bournemouth university who did not want to be identified. She said: “Many people use the pavement outside of my house as a parking lot and sometimes even block my driveway and I’ve had to leave notes sometimes.”