As Cycling UK note re the item below:
‘the solution to this shocking, life-wasting habit is obvious; one car parking space can accommodate at least eight bikes’.
British Parking Association)
- Four in 10 (39%) motorists say finding somewhere to park is a stressful experience
- Six in 10 (59%) identify drivers that block more than one space as one of the most frustrating things about parking
The average motorist in the UK spends nearly four days every year (91 hours)* looking for parking spaces, according to new research from the British Parking Association (BPA).
As might be expected it takes nearly eight minutes to find somewhere to park in London compared to five minutes of searching in the East of England and East Midlands. Yet, just 17% of motorists across the UK have used a parking app to help them find a place to park.
The monotony and frustrations of driving around looking for a space may well be the reason why 39% of motorists say finding somewhere to park is a stressful experience, with only 20% saying it is stress free. People who park badly and block more than one space (59%) are high on the motorists’ list of frustrations, followed by a lack of parking (48%), car parks that are difficult to navigate (27%) and a lack of visible pay and display machines (17%).
When looking for somewhere to park, location (67%), ease of access (51%) and bright lighting (44%) were most important for motorists with clear facilities (10%) and a parking attendant (10%) the least important.