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Pavement parking committee

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Harry Bloomfield, 17 Apr 2019.

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  1. Harry Bloomfield

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    As a sometimes pedestrian, sometime disability scooter user, sometime driver - I feel very strongly about vehicles parking unnecessarily on pavements. Locally such is rife, in my own street which has low kerbs, very narrow pavement widths and a perfectly adequate width of road, almost all of those who park - will park on the pavement, some entirely on the pavement. Forcing mothers with kids and prams, pedestrians and wheel chair users to take the risk of passing them out on the road.

    Our street is wide enough for to cars to park opposite each other, entirely on the road, yet still allow an HGV to squeeze through between them. If one car is parked, be it fully on the road or fully on the pavement and two cars going in opposite directions one does have to give way - so no valid reason to park obstructing the pavement. To add insult, most of the houses have more than adequate drive parking, they just find it less convenient to park in their drives.

    I appreciate that not all streets will be as wide as mine and sometimes pavement parking is essential, but if you feel strongly about this problem, now is your chance to voice your opinion to The Transport Committee, which looking at the problems nationwide.

    https://www.parliament.uk/business/...arliament-2017/pavement-parking-launch-17-19/

    The closing date to submit written evidence is 14 May 2019."

    "Committee contact details

    Transport Committee
    House of Commons
    London
    SW1A 0AA

    Telephone: 020 7219 3266
    Email: transcom@parliament.uk
    Twitter: @CommonsTrans"
     
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    Wrong forum for that I'm afraid. Most on here are "tradesmen" aka white van man. They park all over the place. Funnily enough I'm looking at one this very minute, a builder. His van is completely on the kerb and on a bend.
     
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    What law says I cannot park on a pavement?

    I quite like the Belgian approach to residential roads, where the whole of the highway is paved in such a way as to give no one the impression that cars go here, cyclists go there & pedestrians stick to this little bit.
     
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    You'd not like it at all were you visually impaired.
     
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    It's called the 'don't be a tosser all your life' law.
     
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  7. Harry Bloomfield

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    None at the moment outside London, but it is against the law to drive onto a pavement. If you are parked on a pavement, how did you get there without driving on it?
     
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    Footpath parking became popular the same time wing mirrors became really big and really expensive.
     
  9. I often feel like this user is almost a parody twitter.

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    On a walk about by the local Labour councillors. I approached the main man.
    I pointed out all the cars churning up the grass and blocking the paths. He said nothing to do with them, it was down to the police. And these people could not be prosecuted unless they were caught in the act.
     
  11. Harry Bloomfield

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    Which is the part that is set to change, if the parking law succeeds.
     
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    Bravo.

    I'd love to be a traffic warden. I'm going to do it for free when I retire.
     
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    Suits you.
     
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    Another great annoyance is parking facing the wrong way, especially with headlights on. Happening more and more; I'm sure it's a criminal offence.

    It's nothing though, compared with driving through red lights - definitely a criminal offence and a very serious one. I see this outrage daily now - it's spreading rapidly and it's not just Audi drivers anymore. Where are the police? This ought to be a shoot at will offence.
     
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    You would not live long boyo.
     
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