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Pavement parking to be banned?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Gramaisc, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    MPs to debate banning pavement parking in the rest of England and Wales after testing it for forty years in the important part.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30740630

    It could be interesting on Corporation Street...?
     
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  3. tek-monkey

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    Well I'm fooked if I ever have a house fire then, hard enough for the fire engine with them parking on the paths let alone just using the roads!

    Of course this could be a cunning plan to boost the price of houses, as more land will be needed per dwelling for a driveway? Wont affect me, I don't have a car anyway but made sure I got a house with a drive. Be nice for the tosser 3 doors down to stop parking all 3 of his vehicles in the street though, his works van is usually outside my neighbours and his car outside mine.
     
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    wmrcomputers Stafford PC & laptop repair specialist

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    We'd be screwed! If it wasn't for the wide footpath at the side. The front of our street is rammed full of cars with 2 wheels on the pavements in the evening, and even then the bus sometimes struggles to get through.

    I agree that there are places where it is totally un-necessary, but sometimes there's no alternative option on some streets.
     
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Perhaps we might expect more one-way streets to be designated? Some of us can remember when Cooperative Street was two-way, for example.
     
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    We'd be screwed as well, there's no way to avoid parking half on the pavement on my street - I'm always careful not to park too far on the pavement and always make sure there's space to get past

    What's even more annoying though is that I actually have an allocated off road parking space, but because the idiot who designed the area built it at the top of a ramp so steep that a tractor would struggle to get up without grounding out I can't actually use it...
     
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    It will maybe make life a tad more difficult for car drivers, but the positives for pedestrians are massive. The number of times I've been forced to walk down the road with my young child in her buggy because parked cars had made the pavement to narrow for a buggy to get through is massive. Safety of mothers with young children is more important than convenient parking for motorists imo.

    I've had few verbal spats with inconsiderate arse*oles (parents) who used to park on the pavement right outside the primary school my daiughter attended. It didn't seem to matter to them that young children and their parents were being forced in to the road to get round their inconsiderately parked vehicle - the need for them to get within 3 yards of the school gate was their priority.

    Cooperative Street remains an assault course in the evenings for pedestrians, and is a road I'd rather take my chance with the moving cars than try and squeeze between the cars and the walls of peoples from gardens.

    I may be making myself even more unpopular, but I think it's a positive step in making the urban environment safer for all
     
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  8. Laurie61

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    The government is already testing deterrent technology.

     
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    That can happen any were in the country, once water gets into a cable not just London.
    The cable networks all over the country are in need of investment and maintenance
     
  10. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Investment?

    You have a point

    I would advocate borrowing much much more money right now to incease the deficit/debt whilst interest rates are at an all time low ( for nations ) and invest it in manufacturing technologies just at a time when rivals like italy and French are stalling.

    This is the only way to avoid England turning Japanese and going to sleep for a quarter century

    Keynes was right, Osborne was wrong
     
  11. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Now you're being ridiculous.

    That would be a long term view of how to manage our economy and no government is ever going to do that because they'll get slated for bumping up the deficit/debt by the opposition and might lose the next election, allowing the next government to get the credit for the success of the very policies they slated however many years previously.

    The only way round that is to have 10 year terms of office or just abolish politicians and allow Civil Servants to run the country...
     
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  12. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    The only way to do this is to saturate television the press and social media with economic history programmes, ( if you want to know what will happen in the future just look to the past ) to a point where the nation demands this
     
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    Yes, I have also considered this but not borrowing extra so much as refinancing what there is already. I think paying debt back is about 7 % of UK spending, reducing this by a few % would release more for infrastructure/NHS Ect. A few % of £1,700 Billion would be quite useful.
     
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    I am advocating converting that roundabout near Old Street , can't remember the name, into the whole of England

    Massive massive updating of technology , huge investment in towns and cities much like that park in Cambridge, can't remember the name, South Korean speed internet, and all that jazz, because we can and because the current Government policy just says we give up, we are a museum, with a shopping centre in the bottom right hand corner

    All the best


    Mind how you go

    Behind ya back
     
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    A pavement parking ban is desparately needed - seeing as it is already illegal in London I can't see any justification at all for the same applying all over the country. It really shouldn't be rocket science.
     
  16. Gramaisc

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    Sad that they made it compulsory on Corporation Street.....
     
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    Yes, not helpful at all...
     
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    I've got double yellow lines outside my house and grass verges that have been vandalised by cars and vans parking to stop and talk on their phones, or to drop deliveries I wish they would ban it in some areas, every time I open the curtains there someone sat outside our house it feels very intrusive at times

    Although I can see how it wouldn't benefit places like corporation street and oxford gardens
     
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    In Oxford Gardens, pavement parking only really occurs North of Charnley Road. - South of there it's just double sided parking making it effectively a single lane road.
     
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    Don't have pavements in our road, makes pavement parking rather difficult.
     
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    Still difficult to drive down though I grew up there and it always amazes me how many cars are parked up, when I visit the folks, a lot have parking available around the back I know that's where I would park if I still lived there, must cost them a fortune in wing mirrors!
     

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