Vehicles invade pavements forcing
pedestrians to walk on the road
Reference the news item on the above in your Sunday Island on 16th May 2010.
Yes it is true that vehicles invade pavements forcing pedestrians to walk on the road, but there should be a place in a town where people can park their vehicles, otherwise people will park their vehicles anywhere they like. In Sri Lanka, I always see ‘no parking’ boards but not ‘parking available’ boards. Being fair to all, there should be a place where you can park your vehicle when you come to town.
For an example, when I come to Dehiwela Town, there is a difficulty of finding a place to park my vehicle. Even Hill Street is full of vehicles and very rarely I find a place to park my car. I do not know to whom I should refer this predicament. The authorities concerned should take remedial action to prevent people from parking their vehicles on the pavement. We do it because we have no other place to park our vehicles. I suggest that there should be a place in every town where people can park their vehicles. If not, they will park their vehicles where they want. That is the reason why I think the Police is showing a blind eye, even if the vehicles are parked on the pavements, because they understand that there should be a place where people can park their vehicles.