ARE PEOPLE SHORT-SIGHTED, ARE THE SIGNS IN THE WRONG PLACES, OR IS IT DOWN TO INFORMATION OVERLOAD?
I meet people all the time who say that they had no idea that there was a huge car park attached to the shopping centre right slap-bang in the middle of Shawlands!
Hmm. Well, I snapped this picture with my phone — click to enlarge — it is an interesting picture; can you see the big sign about the car park? Yeah, well no-one seems to see this. Another funny thing is the two bicycle parking fences — completely taken up by a big fat motorbike! The sports car is half on the pavement! This road has a massive traffic calming bump and yet is one-way onto the main road! Still people manage to drive down the wrong way!
All of which goes to show that things have got worse, and people have sensory overload. There are too many rules, too many signs and it’s all too confusing. Mistakes are inevitable, pigheadedness is too. Traffic planners have got it so very wrong!