Yesterday, we wrote an item about the sign on the approach to Camberley’s Atrium. We said that it had the potential to show how many empty spaces there were in the car park. Up until very recently, the Atrium has had to rely on signs like this one:
But, albeit years after it was first installed, the approach sign to the Atrium car park now gives drivers the information that they need. As long as they know that there is a reasonable number of empty spaces, there’s no need to ‘panic’ and hold up drivers behind them while they wait for a parking space to clear.
But what information does our borough council in its wisdom, with its state-of-the-art system for taking money from drivers, provide? Simple. A sign saying ‘Space’. How helpful. No wonder queues build up at busy times.
We’ve been pointing this out for years, because the same thing applied to the previous Main Square parking system. Does the council have its head in a paper bag?