Killing two birds with one stone
Okay, so a little background here.
1. In the UK we have a pollution problem and we need to fix it.
2. Local councils are underfunded and are finding ways to increase funding.
Our local council has decided the best way to get more funding and to pay for the car parks, is to remove the free parking in rural areas. Which I guess is fine, but there is an alternative.
You see in effect they are charging car owners when their cars are not causing pollution and then doing nothing when the vehicles are moving, or sitting in traffic and creating a heap of pollution.
Wouldn’t it be better if a congestion charge was introduced, similar to the one in London, which could easily pay for the car parks and keep them free? It would act as a huge incentive to adopt cleaner vehicles and importantly remove those dirty diesel and petrol vehicles from the streets.