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.
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.