The FlixBus fightback begins

The FlixBus fightback has begun. Years after the van hire companies using our pavements as a storage facility were driven away, Brockley residents are kicking off about the FlixBus coaches that are regularly and illegally parked on our streets, blocking pedestrian ramps and poking round junctions.

German coach company FlixBus keeps its operating costs low by loading some of those costs on to our streets.

The problem also highlights the hollowness of the argument that CPZs will deal with dodgy parking in the area. There are already enough laws to punish bad parking, they are simply not enforced.

FlixBus' social media team have promised to look into the problem of rogue parking, but Lewisham Council, which has promised action on clean air, needs to do the same.