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Pavement parking committee

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

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  1. There really isn't space for parking. Kids get older they want cars. Parents have one each sometimes.

    We have 3 4 & 5 bed houses close to me they have been converted to 8 &, 10 bed houses. These people also have cars. Multiple occupancy house are popping up everywhere.
    In the past the father would have a car now there can be 5 or more per household.

    The local authority need to get control and actually earn their salerys.
     
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    Really? You've been called a racist for commenting on dated infrastructure?
    Show us. Let us see if we share your opinion.

    MOD: Right I've had enough of your repetitive rasict mantra, you have now had warning points added to your account, and been recommended to have your account deleted. Have a nice bank holiday weekend.
     
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    They do but most of the time it doesn’t help.

    Near me if cars are double parked you can fit 1 car through the gap. If they block the footpath either side, you can’t fit 2 cars through so it’s pointless.
     
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    Go on then, how do they do that? We cannot demolish every building and town in the UK, to redesign it for the number of cars and vans etc.. We mostly have to make the best of what we have, despite it being crowded and inadequate. What people need to appreciate is that they have to find suitable places to park, if they want to run their own transport and more people need to use public transport. Of course, public transport needs to be made much better to encourage this. We should not expect to be able to drive everywhere, we need to be encouraged to use our legs much more and kids shouldn't be expected to be driven to and from school. No one living and working in a city, should need to use their car to get to work, public transport should cover it.

    I in my own working life, never worked in a job like that, I worked all over the UK and the EU - getting me plus my equipment to where I was working required me to drive - no option to use public transport. Now I'm retired I still drive, but I do appreciate public transport to get around locally.
     

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  8. Harry

    When Sir Fredrick Gibbard designed my town he didn't have the foresight of what life would be in the 00s, all be it he did a great job. Today's councils and developers are still making the same mistakes with the foresite.
    Lazyness and greed. Even the newer areas are packed.

    Too many people being cramped into the poorer parts of the country without concidering peoples quality of life.

    You might not think it Harry but I'm in agreement with you.

    Read more: https://www.diynot.com/diy/threads/pavement-parking-committee.521644/page-3#ixzz5lSpN958n
     
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    Some developments were designed - admittedly space is in short supply - with roads that are too narrow and without parking intentionally to deter car ownership.

    Obviously it didn't work.
     
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    When I first moved here, where I live was just a village, it then grew steadily and more recently has grown quite rapidly. I do agree that certain housing schemes are just not really suited to any car ownership. Many of the new properties are crammed in with barely any space between them at all and little provision for car parking, these the more expensive properties. My own property is a mid 1950's build, with enough space around it to get lost in. I really wouldn't want to swap it for anything more modern and cramped - though it isn't just low cost properties which are cramped.

    I think personal car ownership might well decline in the coming decades.
     
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    So who is responsible for more people cramming into homes and house affordability? It's classic market failure and people parking wherever they can is a symptom and not the cause.
     
  13. When I lived in Sydney I never drove a car for a year. The transport was so good. Now I've got a little family I could never do without a car. Or a van for my work.
     
  14. Not the Immigrants
     
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    The owner of this place...

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    ...and others like him.

    Plenty of room for new towns.
     
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