Greenwich Council are hosting an open-air cinema on Blackheath tonight – but only for those who arrive by vehicle and then drive onto the heath.
Despite the current talk of encouraging people out of cars and encouraging walking and cycling, we see a large number of vehicles encouraged to drive to a congested area and park on green space. 100 cars are planned for each event that operates, with 12 planned in total.
The good news is if you didn’t get a ticket this year, the 2025 version promises to be much bigger and better, with those in east London having a new road tunnel to reach the site.
Who knows, if this is a success maybe extend it year round? Put some tarmac down of course to make it easier to access. By 2025 it could take hundreds of vehicles.
Another site by the same promoter is located at Meridian Water in Enfield borough. That is at least on an existing car park designed for vehicles and not a green space.
Meanwhile the authority came third last today in a list of inner London boroughs in a new measure of street quality. The study didn’t measure parking enforcement, parking income or money allocated to better streets or the authority would almost certainly be plum last.
It did measure parking zones for example, but little use if enforcement is so weak.