Tuesday, October 18

Sympathy for the Motorist


Whilst some cyclists might entitle this post "Sympathy for the Devil," we should all remember that the traffic engineers sometimes make things needlessly complicated for all road users. While I'm not generally a fan of taxpayer-subsidized car storage (free, on-street parking), signage such as above gets my sympathy. Mostly, such signage doesn't concern cyclists.

Presuming that the motorist actually KNOWS whether he/she is facing north or south when looking at the sign combination above, it still requires a bit of thought to realize where one is allowed to park and where one is not. Hopefully, most motorists would realize what day of the week it is and that parking is not allowed next to fire hydrants or in front of driveways in any event. I'm not sure why they allow parking anywhere along this road. That'd certainly make things simpler - "NO PARKING." Still, such signs make it clear why sometimes motorists stop in the middle of the road, making us wonder what they are thinking...

3 comments:

Trevor Woodford said...

Looks pretty confusing to mw.....

GreenComotion said...

might serve the intended audience well to show which is South and which is North :)
Have a Happy Weekend, Steve!
Peace :)

RANTWICK said...

Hah! I love stuff like this. Thanks Steve!

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