According to research, the average car is parked for 95% of its life span!
For most of its life, cars that aren’t driven for work spend most of their day parked up, taking up space that might be better used by the community.
To mark World Car Free Day, the BwD parking enforcement team have written a light-hearted ‘day in the life’ to show us how little time our cars spend on the move:
A Life Parked Up
In a rush this morning, my owner got up late and now has 45 minutes to get the munchkins to school and then to work… fingers crossed there’s not much traffic… wish they’d stop kicking my seats… #Schoolrun #moretimeneeded #breakfastinthecar
Urrrggggh soggy half eaten toast shoved in the door pocket… Oh well guess it’ll just make friends with the half eaten banana and the sweets they forgot about #cardoorjunk
Sat in traffic…I reckon it would have been quicker to walk… school is only a 10 minute walk away… and it’s a lovely day… gonna be a scorcher…
Munchkins dropped off just in time for the bell… that Kia is there again, thinks it can do whatever it wants. Typical. Parked on the ZigZags… where are the parking people when you need them? #safetyfirst #dontparkonzigzags #childsafety
The joys of a traffic jam… my owner is currently mid power ballad… should have kept the windows up… oh dear… at least the bus will be on time #buslane
Finally parked up… owner has gone to work… I’ll just wait here shall I? #roomwithnoview
Oi what are you looking at? Some dodgy looking people about… Oops they’re in uniform…
Don’t be looking at me like that… I’ve got a permit to park #smug
Back off sunshine! A parking ticket… REALLY?!!… Where were you this morning when we needed you at school?
Where is that permit? Oh no, my owner forgot the permit! #permitsonlyworkifyoudisplaythem
Still sat here waiting… could have been charging like that car over there but alas no good for my old engine #electricvehicle #hybridvehicle #environmentallyaware
Can you believe that bird has just pooped on me? Heard somewhere that it’s good luck… Not for me it’s not #noonelikespoop
Owner returned… Not a happy camper #parkingticketsmakepeoplesad
Traffic jam again… Some things never change #snailspace
So bus lanes are not just for buses… cyclists can go in them too… cycling looks fun #bikelife
Picked the kids up from after school club… Must have let them play on the fields…So that’s bird poop and mud to clean up on my next wash #muddyshoes
Finally Home… A long day being parked up for hours on end… Switching off until tomorrow #stayinginforthenight