Re: Dog Kennel Hill CPZ
Posted by Penguin68
December 03, 05:12PM
CPZs have never been about benefiting the people who live in them – they have always been about traffic manipulation – and in particular and overtly in Southwark’s case – a desire to substantially reduce car ownership and car usage within Southwark (for which there are some arguments, particularly for older, and dirtier, vehicles).
Additionally CPZs are seen as revenue generators ostensibly to improve public transport – although we know that this has actually been worsened in our neck of the woods, with reduced bus frequencies, re-routing buses away from where we want to go, a refusal to extend the tube into the old Camberwell Borough etc.
‘Benefit’ to local people is prayed-in-aid merely to get sign-up – the fact that all new CPZs reduce the amount of parking within the zone should surely be enough to bell that particular cat? Southwark is relying on individuals ‘voting’ (and in a street of a 100 houses if 2 residents vote for and only one against that is enough) because they believe they will be able always to park outside their house. Generally (and with some exceptions) ‘in your dreams’.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was december 04, 10:17am by Penguin68.