Most motorists complain about Civil Enforcement Officers (traffic wardens to many) as if they are predators whilst ignoring the fact that they, the driver, are typically the problem to others.
Cruising, looking for parking spots, snarls up neighborhoods and traffic jams waste that most precious of assets- time.
Good article here on parking solutions and how they contribute to smart cities, better productivity and a calmer life.
See how the Borough of Islington applies analytics to driver smarter parking in North London
Americans waste 5.5 billion hours a year stuck in traffic, or about two-thirds of the time spent in the car. The average commuter spends 38 hours annually sitting on congested roads, about a full week of vacation. In Dallas, Miami, Seattle, and Philadelphia, motorists squander 45 to 48 hours each year on jammed roadways. It’s even worse in larger cities where motorists spend between 51 and 67 hours in traffic. All of this misuse equates to $121 billion in wasted time and fuel per year. That surpasses the Gross Domestic Product of two-thirds of the world’s countries.