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post Jun 30 2010, 12:38 PM
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How many of you read the letter in NWN last week from the young lady regarding idiot drivers parking on the pavements in Thatcham?

She hit the nail right on the head, and has my full backing.

OK, so she MAY have been assisted by a parent, but to my mind, it adds focus to those affected by such stupidity.
I'm sure I'm not alone when I say I have been personally put out by some selfish car owner who considers either other car drivers or 'their pride and joy' to be a higher priority than pedestrians.

All it would take to resolve is a relatively short period of time of determined effort by the relevent authorities to smack tickets on the offenders vehicles. A fully justified method of raising funds too. The resulting finance could be used to sustain the recovery centre for example.

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post Jun 30 2010, 12:53 PM
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QUOTE (x2lls @ Jun 30 2010, 01:38 PM) *
How many of you read the letter in NWN last week from the young lady regarding idiot drivers parking on the pavements in Thatcham?

She hit the nail right on the head, and has my full backing.

OK, so she MAY have been assisted by a parent, but to my mind, it adds focus to those affected by such stupidity.
I'm sure I'm not alone when I say I have been personally put out by some selfish car owner who considers either other car drivers or 'their pride and joy' to be a higher priority than pedestrians.

All it would take to resolve is a relatively short period of time of determined effort by the relevent authorities to smack tickets on the offenders vehicles. A fully justified method of raising funds too. The resulting finance could be used to sustain the recovery centre for example.

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Yes I agree too. Why don't the council encourage their Wardens to persue these people. After all it is an offence to park on the pavement and unless action is taken then nothing will be done again.
It frustrates me that the authorities persist in turning a blind eye to these offences and ignore the laws that they themselves created.


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post Jun 30 2010, 01:10 PM
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QUOTE (Bloggo @ Jun 30 2010, 01:53 PM) *
Yes I agree too. Why don't the council encourage their Wardens to persue these people. After all it is an offence to park on the pavement and unless action is taken then nothing will be done again.
It frustrates me that the authorities persist in turning a blind eye to these offences and ignore the laws that they themselves created.


I quite agree and whilst we are at it I have nearly been mown down by a Cyclist on the pavement a number of times recently. I thought Pavements were for Pedestrians or has the law changed now so that all Pavements are now Cycle lanes?
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post Jun 30 2010, 01:30 PM
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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Jun 30 2010, 02:10 PM) *
I quite agree and whilst we are at it I have nearly been mown down by a Cyclist on the pavement a number of times recently. I thought Pavements were for Pedestrians or has the law changed now so that all Pavements are now Cycle lanes?



I know full well that topics go off track eventually, but please, stay with this for a while.

That's not to say your point has no value, but my post is regarding cars, not bikes, we covered that recently.


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post Jun 30 2010, 01:33 PM
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I park half on the pavement, but there's plenty of room for everyone to get by.
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post Jun 30 2010, 01:42 PM
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QUOTE (Iommi @ Jun 30 2010, 02:33 PM) *
I park half on the pavement, but there's plenty of room for everyone to get by.




Why do you not park fully on the road?


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post Jun 30 2010, 01:45 PM
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I agree, people must avoid parking on pavements.

ALSO: I am revolted by the number of antisocial motorists who park on cycle lanes, especially those through Thatcham. Most cycle lanes are also double yellow lined; last thing I knew, this meant no parking..
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post Jun 30 2010, 02:04 PM
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QUOTE (x2lls @ Jun 30 2010, 02:42 PM) *
Why do you not park fully on the road?

Probably because of the shape of the road, it kinda exposes the car. I'm not saying it is a good thing, only that I do.
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post Jun 30 2010, 02:11 PM
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QUOTE (x2lls @ Jun 30 2010, 02:30 PM) *
I know full well that topics go off track eventually, but please, stay with this for a while.

That's not to say your point has no value, but my post is regarding cars, not bikes, we covered that recently.


Fair enough - What about those old Victorian Roads such as Kingsbridge Road though where people park on the pavement on both sides of the road all the way down the street. There are not enough Car Parking Spaces for the residents. Are they just supposed to give up their cars? If they parked on the road on both sides then no traffic could get through. Perhaps there should be a cap on the number of cars per household? blink.gif
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post Jun 30 2010, 02:31 PM
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My view is, provided pedestrians (with a pushchair) can walk the pavement without having to get out of the way of the car, it isn't really an issue to me, as a pedestrian.
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post Jun 30 2010, 02:40 PM
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QUOTE (Iommi @ Jun 30 2010, 03:31 PM) *
My view is, provided pedestrians (with a pushchair) can walk the pavement without having to get out of the way of the car, it isn't really an issue to me, as a pedestrian.

Yes, a sensible and reasonal observation however I think the original issue is about the young lady having to walk out into the road to get around the car parked on the pavement. That is the complaint and also what happens whem prams, pushchairs and worst of all, wheel chairs t are obstructed because the offending motorist has blocked the pavement.
Not sure what the solution is as cars have become more numerous and bigger and older streets just can't accomodate them, the passing traffic and the pedestrians.


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post Jun 30 2010, 04:18 PM
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Not only do they park on the pavement but also on the cycle lane, when you tell the police they are not interested. A couple of years ago a woman parked half on the pavement/ cycle lane and my son was cycling down and as he got near the car the woman opened her door; he went straight in and badly injured himself. Was badly injured.



Women have to manoeuvre, with pushchairs, to get past cars on pavements. When I have reported it I am told that there are more important crime out there to deal with; I wouldn’t mind but they don’t seem to be doing that either.

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post Jun 30 2010, 05:21 PM
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Yep here it is - rule 244.

However from a practical point of view I tend to agree with Iommi that parking on part of the pavement is socially OK AS LONG as there is room for prams, wheelchairs etc. to pass easily.

If this young lady has to walk out into the road then this is obviously not the case and a problem that should be dealt with.
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post Jun 30 2010, 05:31 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Jun 30 2010, 06:21 PM) *
Yep here it is - rule 244.

However from a practical point of view I tend to agree with Iommi that parking on part of the pavement is socially OK AS LONG as there is room for prams, wheelchairs etc. to pass easily.

If this young lady has to walk out into the road then this is obviously not the case and a problem that should be dealt with.


But that is always happening. As for rules or law; that doesn't stop anti social behaviour and the police turning a blind eye.
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post Jun 30 2010, 05:35 PM
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I thought responsibilities for parking offences was handed over to the council?
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post Jun 30 2010, 06:22 PM
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I looked at the problem as I was coming back tonight from Robin Hood island to Shaw. All left hand side pavement of Shaw Road has parked cars where pushchairs/wheelchairs would be obstructed. Coachmans Court has a car parked on the corner of the pavement blocking pedestrianacces and also sight of the road for other drivers. I understand the green meanies are falling below target, if they picked up this anti social behaviour and issued fines maybe they would pay for themselves. Why would a two car family buy a house with one car parking?
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post Jun 30 2010, 06:49 PM
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I suppose we'll hear the old chestnut 'I have a right to park outside mny own house' . My old Dad used to be a great one for that. We used to point out that given the age of his house, the only thing he had a right to park was a horse.


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post Jun 30 2010, 07:11 PM
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QUOTE (Iommi @ Jun 30 2010, 06:35 PM) *
I thought responsibilities for parking offences was handed over to the council?



It was but broken records tend to get stuck on the same ole rant!!
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post Jun 30 2010, 07:15 PM
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QUOTE (ossy1 @ Jun 30 2010, 08:11 PM) *
It was but broken records tend to get stuck on the same ole rant!!



That is what forums are for. To speak your concerns and have a rant.
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post Jun 30 2010, 08:25 PM
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Plus can't obstruction be classed as a motoring offence, and therefore a police matter?
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