St John's CPZ causes knock-on problems

With grim inevitability, residents just outside the new CPZ in St John's are now complaining that it is having a knock-on effect on their streets. James writes:

"New parking restrictions in St. John’s causing a nightmare for us residents at the north end of Wickham, Breakspears etc... I literally see cars stalking down the road each morning until they finally find a spot to park."

In the long-run, if St John's ceases to be a convenient place for lazy drivers to park and ride into central London, then it may mean fewer journeys on our roads as out-of-towners give up and move further up the line and locals learn to walk to the station. Or the problem may become a permanent side-effect for people on the perimeter. Either way, it is not clear whether the CPZ is a net benefit to the area.

What are your experiences? And do you agree with James, who suggests:

"Unfortunately seems the only answer for our roads now is further residents parking restrictions."


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