Monthly Archives: June 2021

Strata parking – who’s who in the Parking Zoo?

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Parking spaces in residential strata buildings are a very sensitive and often hotly contested topic. Most strata buildings have parking spaces allocated to residential lots and a few visitor parking spaces. In New South Wales, for example, the New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment, has issued SEPP 65 and the Apartment Design Guide…

Challenging behaviour that infuriates people accessing disabled parking

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Disabled parking bays are often designed with shared access bays next to them. These are generally either cross-hatched or marked out as shared space, so people don’t park right next to the disabled parking bay. These shared access bays are to allow access for wheelchair ramps to be opened from a car, but often other…

The intersection of SDG GOAL 11 and the UN Human Rights Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (“CRPD”)

Goal 11 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development goals is to: “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” The United Nations (UN) has identified sustainable transport as a critical core component of Goal 11. World leaders recognized unanimously at the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) that transportation and…