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Topic: Car ownership in London
Posted by: Michael Robinson
Date/Time: 25/10/15 17:44:00

Putting aside the merits or not of the Chiswick roundabout scheme, regarding the amount of car parking provided, as mentioned, car ownership and use by Londoners has been declining steadily for the last 10 years or so.  In fact, the majority of households in London do not own a car.

There has been an interesting demographic change in that for all age groups other than the over 60s the proportion of people who have a driving license and own a car is less than the same age group 10 years ago so there are no signs that this trend will reverse.

I know that some people who have a car may find it difficult to comprehend how someone could manage without one, but the reality is the majority of people in London manage perfectly well without a car.

So while the location at Chiswick roundabout won't to be everyone's taste, this location is reasonably well served by public transport with Gunnersbury, Kew Bridge and bus routes nearby, so the lack of car parking spaces won't be an issue for a large number of prospective buyers.

I don't see a Chiswick roundabout  scheme affecting parking in Grove Park and non-resident parking there is more likely to be commuter parking for Chiswick Business Park and the SW Train stations.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Parking controls in GP25/10/15 14:53:00 David Chivers
   Re:Parking controls in GP25/10/15 14:57:00 Carl Wynne
   Re:Parking controls in GP25/10/15 14:58:00 Brian Coyle
      Re:Ed Mayne25/10/15 16:25:00 Richard Greenhough
         Re:Re:Ed Mayne25/10/15 16:37:00 Vanessa Smith
            Car ownership in London25/10/15 17:44:00 Michael Robinson
               Re:Car ownership in London25/10/15 22:02:00 Ken Munn
         Re:Re:Ed Mayne26/10/15 09:44:00 Brian Coyle
            Re:Re:Re:Ed Mayne26/10/15 17:51:00 Russell Pearson
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Ed Mayne26/10/15 18:09:00 Richard Greenhough
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Ed Mayne26/10/15 18:25:00 Russell Pearson
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Ed Mayne27/10/15 13:41:00 Brian Coyle
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Ed Mayne27/10/15 14:19:00 Brian Green
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Ed Mayne01/11/15 14:14:00 David Chivers
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Ed Mayne01/11/15 15:17:00 Richard Greenhough
   Re:Parking controls in GP02/11/15 17:26:00 Lou Valdini

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