Lynn’s new matrix parking signs have been welcomed by the public and will be used to promote town events or give information to drivers, council leaders have said.
The signs were installed on London Road, Littleport Street and Edward Benefer Way, at a cost of around £190,000
Elizabeth Nockolds, West Norfolk Council cabinet member for health and wellbeing, told Thursday’s council meeting they had been well received.
She said: “We intend to use them for many reasons and I’ve had so many positive comments from people saying it makes the town feel bigger and more important.”
She said it was still “early days” on how the signs, which are operated by the borough council, would be used.
She said they were currently being operated “as a practice run”, though promotions for events such as this weekend’s GEAR run are already being included.
It is hoped that the information about the available space in town car parks will also be improved in order to indicate whether a lot of spaces are available or not.
At present, other than the St James multi-storey car park, for which a number of available spaces is displayed, the signs only state the word “Spaces” for sites such as Boal Quay or the Tuesday Market Place.
Mrs Nockolds said: “It would be far too time consuming to count the numbers in, say, Tuesday Market Place, but we are hoping to put ‘few’ spaces and there is space at the bottom for comments.”