I’ve often thought that we have too many parking restriction signs in Melbourne. Some streets have them every few metres.
One way around that is to use line markings. As a long-time watcher of British TV, I’m somewhat familiar with yellow lines: single (roughly: no stopping at specific times, but with some exceptions), double (no stopping at any time), red (roughly equivalent to a Clearway).
It’s not well-known, but we have some variants here: you’re not meant to park along a yellow line.
You’d think it might save some signage… well not in this case, spotted near Patterson station… the council has put a sign with the line (which is only a couple of metres long) to explain it.
Meanwhile down at Mornington, one motorist is disputing a fine, declaring it “unAustralian”… seems a little over the top for a $91 fine.
I wouldn’t object to more use of lines to avoid having to put up signs everywhere, but given so few people seem to know about them, some kind of education campaign might be needed.