Parking at Bath Christmas Market

November 2018

Hands up. This was a mischievous moment throwing fuel on an annual Bath gripe.

The city's popular Christmas market is an annual event that draws enormous crowds from all over the country. Sadly it can also be a tough time for locals because the roads get gridlocked.

I created a couple of charts using car park occupancy data provided by Bath: Hacked. The first is a sensible version showing the times when parking hits capacity and chaos commences:

Car park occupancy in Bath

Sadly I couldn't help myself and made a rather more colourful animation for Twitter.

It was kinda guaranteed to stir up some of the social media crowd and led to a riotous headline in the local paper.

My worst insight in a while.

Cheap shot, sorry 😊