No Parking Please! Where to park then?In most of the big cities and towns nowadays parking menace has become a major concern both for the public and the administration. Normally people with vehicles on the road feel fortunate and more at convenience compared to the pedestrians but these days the trend has reversed. When people with 2 wheelers and 4 wheelers on the road struggle finding a parking place, find their vehicles towed away or fined for "No Parking" they feel people who are walking or taking public transport are more fortunate than them as they do not face these hassles.
It is very true that nowadays going out with your personal vehicle especially a 4 wheeler has become more of a burden than a convenience. If you are visiting the places which provide their own parking facility like malls, big restaurants etc it is Ok but otherwise, it is a pain to find the parking slot near the place you visit. If it is a crowded market area it is a bigger problem. Even if you find a parking slot on the road you cannot be at peace as there are high chances of your vehicle being towed or fined and you know these days fines and towing charges are quite hefty.
There seems to be no solution to this problem. The public blames it on the traffic police for not able to provide designated parking spots and collecting fines and towing charges just to add to their revenue. On the other hand, the traffic police blame it on the public for rampant parking causing traffic jams and inconvenience to the walkers.
Question is not who is right and who is wrong but it is what can be the solution? Traffic police should ensure that they provide either free or paid designated parking lanes on one side of some roads near about popular areas like markets etc. On the other hand, the public also needs to be responsible and see that do not park haphazardly for the sake of their convenience. They should utilize designated parking lanes, if available or else other parking facilities available in the area even if they are paid. People can also plan things like carpooling, public transport or cabs if they can so that vehicle density is reduced.
All in all both public and administration have to think hand in hand to overcome this menace. So as per you what more can be done to solve this problem? Let us discuss.