Take the bus and let the driver do the parking for you
Parking the car can be a pain. Whether it’s queuing for hours in a multi-storey or driving around and around a car park only to be beaten to a space, it can be a real hassle. And even when you find a spot, you might return hours later only to have to squeeze into your seat as the car next to you is parked far too close for comfort.
That’s why it’s worth considering other ways to get to work. For instance, getting the bus to work means you don’t have to worry about parking up at the end of your journey. You can just hop off and get on with your day without the hassle. There are 700 bus stops in Southend, so there’ll always be one just a short walk away. Even that short stroll provides a great opportunity to get some fresh air and exercise before your day begins.
You can check for up-to-date timetables and ticket information with Southend’s local bus service providers – Arriva, First and Stephensons – or via Traveline. They’re constantly updating routes and times to give you a better service in light of customer feedback.
So leave the parallel parking to someone else, and get straight to work instead.