On-street parking places can look elegant

No need for ugly parking signs

The appearance of on-street car parking is an important streetscape issue.

Drivers need to know where and when they should park. But there are more attractive alternatives to the normal ugly white and yellow lines. A distinctive road surface can clearly indicate places on the road for parking.

Instead of ugly white or yellow lines, parking places can be indicated by a change of road surface

Restricted Parking Zones

Restricted Parking Zones as an alternative to Controlled Parking Zones are far more elegant. They have simple signs at the zone entrances, and parking places are indicated possibly by a distinctive road surface  rather than by yellow and white lines. Some Restricted Parking Zones cover several streets. There is an interesting example near the Cathedral at the City of Coventry.