Tell you something la. The above is my hand drawn chart. I haven’t got a chance to take a photo yet but naik api already so gotta blog this first.
The car is going in the direction I show with the black arrow. Our Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang, the city council has recently converted the parallel parking along busy, busy, jam-packed Gurney Drive to the angle I show above with yellow lines.
Which means, you gotta do reverse parking. Which makes it easier and safer for the parked cars to get out of the parking lot. I think is the reasoning used by our very smart, very efficient council people.
But….the road is very narrow and only one car can pass at each time. This is not some shopping mall parking lot. Assuming red car wanted to do a reverse parking, purple car followed too closely. Doesn’t this mean red car can’t go in? Wouldn’t that red car cause major traffic jam if it insist to park? Red refuse to budge, purple refuse to reverse?
Or say you are in the purple car and you also wanted that prime parking lot…you can easily nudge red car, whom may had waited for the lot by just inching very close so that the red car can’t get into the car park. (wah…I can imagine Ah Bengs caused bloodshed over a parking lot)
And now, the real world. I am not very good with reverse parking, especially when I am driving my 7-seater. I can never ever get into the lot with one swoop. Not with that angle and on busy Gurney Drive where cars are bumper to bumper. I bet a lot of people has the same problem too.
So, in my opinion, it would have make more sense to change the angle like this.
So, our good council had spent lotsa money to paint it like picture 1, changing from parallel. Now, let’s see if people are going to tell them to paint it like my picture 2. If they do that, then, the story of the donkey, father and son applies.
Remember to vote for me when I run in the next election. 😛
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