Letter: Controlled parking on residential streets

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The Independent Online
Sir: Some 20 years ago, residents and 'Homes Before Roads' campaigners fought and stopped motorways planned through areas of London such as Wandsworth and Camden. Traffic engineers, then cast as the villains, warned that without more road space, increased car ownership and use would force tough restraint by the Nineties. As I remember, much of the increased traffic was forecast from residents' trips rather than commuters.

Now councils introducing restraint are accused of 'green fascism' and failing to study the environmental effects on the community. Will residents soon be supporting new motorway schemes? Incidentally, a similar parking scheme seems to be working rather well here in Brighton.

Yours sincerely,



East Sussex

13 July