Digital signs help keep Dorchester motorists on the right track

Dorset County Council cabinet member for environment Hilary Cox

Dorset County Council cabinet member for environment Hilary Cox

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DIGITAL signs are now helping drivers find parking spaces in Dorchester.

A scheme introduced by Dorset County Council aims to direct motorists to vacant spaces to help reduce circulating and queuing traffic as well as reducing congestion and pollution.

The council’s cabinet member for environment Hilary Cox said: “The addition of these digital signs in Dorchester will make a huge improvement for local people and visitors to the area looking for parking.

“It will cut down on queues and congestion, making the experience better for everyone.”

The digital signs will also be integrated into the council’s expanding car park guidance system that currently covers Weymouth and will soon be operational in Christchurch.

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11:36am Fri 28 Mar 14

bargain price says...

Yeah right, yesterday the first sign before the keep said "Top of Town" Full got to the next sign 15 space, got to the Top of Town car park 10 space All in a matter of two minutes, cars sure move fast in Dorchester
Yeah right, yesterday the first sign before the keep said "Top of Town" Full got to the next sign 15 space, got to the Top of Town car park 10 space All in a matter of two minutes, cars sure move fast in Dorchester bargain price
  • Score: 1

12:47pm Fri 28 Mar 14

dontbuyit says...

You're correct there. The one in Durngate often reads full when there are spaces visible from the road. Totally redundant as you can easily see all the spaces from the road at this car park. I'm sure these signs cost a fortune of our money and as for congestion it's more obstruction and clutter on the pavement. I wonder what this whole system costs in this time of severe budget restraint.
You're correct there. The one in Durngate often reads full when there are spaces visible from the road. Totally redundant as you can easily see all the spaces from the road at this car park. I'm sure these signs cost a fortune of our money and as for congestion it's more obstruction and clutter on the pavement. I wonder what this whole system costs in this time of severe budget restraint. dontbuyit
  • Score: 6

3:43pm Fri 28 Mar 14

mr commonsense says...

Another waste of public money . The big mistake was not having barriers.
This is another example of some so called smart planner, dreaming up a useless system. I use the car parks most days during the week and they are of no help or value to me.
Could I point out the car park next to Colditz with a small piece of imagination could have 15 more cars parked in bays if the actual space was used. Why do we need grass,shrubs, flower beds? It is a car park.
Another waste of public money . The big mistake was not having barriers. This is another example of some so called smart planner, dreaming up a useless system. I use the car parks most days during the week and they are of no help or value to me. Could I point out the car park next to Colditz with a small piece of imagination could have 15 more cars parked in bays if the actual space was used. Why do we need grass,shrubs, flower beds? It is a car park. mr commonsense
  • Score: 2

12:10am Sat 29 Mar 14

dolphin.zone says...

what an absolute waste of money, they turn all the street lights out in most places, and then use money to purchase the stupid signs and then use more electric, this does not make sense to me at all !!!!!!!!!!
what an absolute waste of money, they turn all the street lights out in most places, and then use money to purchase the stupid signs and then use more electric, this does not make sense to me at all !!!!!!!!!! dolphin.zone
  • Score: 2

9:55am Sat 29 Mar 14

foodie40 says...

Yes I agree! These signs make our town look cluttered. The council need to build a decent car-park that visitors can find easily then we wouldn't need all these electronic signs.
Yes I agree! These signs make our town look cluttered. The council need to build a decent car-park that visitors can find easily then we wouldn't need all these electronic signs. foodie40
  • Score: 1

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