Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Thames (NZ): 1964 Parking Problems

Can you remember when there was parallel parking on both sides of Pollen Street?

Many people were grateful the day the eastern side was changed to angle parking...maybe people today have just become better at parking....It didn't seem such an issue in those slower, quieter days.

The reporter noted: "Vehicles are supposed to be enclosed in the space provided, not half in and half out as are the vehicles pictured."
Thames Star 7 December 1964
Source copy: Thames Library
Ten years ealier the angle parking we know today was coping well with traffic demands.
Photo c1950: Pollen Street, looking north to Mary Street intersect and Court's Corner on the right