Residents parking schemes - where car-owners are asked to contribute just a little bit towards the cost of the road-space that they occupy - do still seem to be all too rare, if a quick google is any judge. The only ones I could find mention of were Westminster, Camden, Edinburgh and Seattle.
Well now Bristol has joined the sensible few removing some of the motoring subsidy, with the Kingsdown RPZ. And £30 pa does look like a very small rent for the ground area taken up by the average motor vehicle.
As Niall comments drily on the Bristol Traffic blog:
"the RPZ streets are presently eerily empty of cars, whilst the neighboring non-RPZ streets have cars parked on the pavements, too close to junctions and on double yellows.
Not a particularly surprising outcome..."
Soon all the neighbours will want one!
Ht: Bristol Traffic