The biggest problem is finding parking in crowded areas such as Main Street or the Herdsman Business Park, where the carparks fill up quickly, causing a lot of frustration for employees and shoppers.
The verges quickly fill up, and City of Stirling rangers are quick to issue fines.
This is what makes the parking plan for the Herdsman Business Park so impressive.
There will be sacrifices, insofar as you will have to pay, but $25 a week for parking is not unreasonable, and the peace of mind of knowing there will be parking spots available is invaluable.
Not everyone will like the move, but at least the City is doing something to improve amenity in the area.
Its success may determine if it is implemented in other areas around Stirling, so residents should keep an eye on this|development.