Residents are holding rush hour protests against commuters who clog their inner-city streets to avoid parking charges.Those residents being, one has to assume, non-workers, since they’ve the time on their hands for this..?
Now they are holding morning and evening protests around Hulme Street to confront motorists as they pick up and drop off cars, asking them to park elsewhere.Where do they suggest? Or don't they?
Maggie Sansam, a member of the residents association who lives on Humberstone Avenue, said: "We've been going out challenging people because we want to ask how they would like it if their neighbourhood was turned into a car park every day.I’m a little unsure how exactly it’s ‘at your expense’, since these people are invariably paying the taxes to support your right to stay home and complain all day…
"These motorists are probably saving hundreds of pounds but it's at our expense and we think it's really unfair."
But motorists parking on the street were unimpressed.And, since there’s no RPZ in effect, it’s perfectly legal.
Sue Franklin, a business development manager, commutes from Frodsham in Cheshire to Manchester every day.
She said: "It would cost me £9 a day to park in the city centre so I park here instead.
"I would hate it too if I lived here but it's the best solution for me."
Another motorist, who did not want to give his name, said: "I've paid my car tax so I'll park wherever I want.”It’s hard not to disagree with him, isn’t it?