Parking on the pavement to be banned!

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Parking on the pavement to be banned!

Postby Tangled Metal » 9 Sep 2019, 2:10pm

Just seen a news on guardian about this. Pavement parking is about to be banned, possibly.

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Postby rjb » 9 Sep 2019, 2:19pm

About time too, but councils and house builders must provide parking for residents which doesn't restrict access especially for emergency vehicles.
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Postby mattheus » 9 Sep 2019, 2:21pm

It's good news - but sadly I think it's not "banned";
councils will be "given the power" to ban it.

But a good start. :thumbsup:

Of course you wonder how the cars get there without - illegally - driving on the pavement, but never mind ...

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Postby mjr » 9 Sep 2019, 2:28pm

I didn't find it on the graun, but the original story seems to be merely MPs recommending a ban be introduced. See https://www.parliament.uk/business/comm ... hed-17-19/

“We recognise that implementing a nationwide ban will take time. In the short-term we have said that they Government should make it easier for local authorities to put in place parking restrictions by removing some of the bureaucratic burdens they currently have to contend with. We have also recommended that the Government run an awareness campaign about the negative impacts of pavement parking, to inform drivers about the impact their behaviour has on others.”

This does not seem to be the sunrise we are looking for.
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Postby kwackers » 9 Sep 2019, 2:53pm

mjr wrote:This does not seem to be the sunrise we are looking for.

I thought that but then the article says:

"The Scottish government has already banned pavement parking in its Transport (Scotland) Bill, and the Welsh government has set up a task force to look at the issue."

Which makes me feel a lot more confident that it'll happen.

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Postby Mick F » 9 Sep 2019, 3:12pm

I was walking the dog the other day along a narrow pavement.
Just here on the right past the gateway.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.50954 ... 312!8i6656
There was a car parked on the pavement heading on the wrong side of the road. The road is narrowing there and if parked on the road, it would be a hazard maybe.
Dog and me had difficulty passing, so I folded the driver's door mirror in to get past. Hopefully the driver got the message.

We had to squeeze past even then. If someone with a pram or pushchair was trying, they'd have to have gone into the road or crossed it there. Fast corner, even though it's a 30 limit.
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Postby tatanab » 9 Sep 2019, 3:16pm

This was in the news and newspapers back in April. Are they regurgitating old news or has some MP mentioned it.

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Postby reohn2 » 9 Sep 2019, 3:17pm

I'll believe it when I see it :?
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Re: Parking on the pavement to be banned!

Postby Tangled Metal » 9 Sep 2019, 3:23pm

Seems I was jumping the gun. It's just a bit of hot air calling for the ban in England. As usual it might be Scotland then Wales getting it first then England seeing it is popular so copies them late in the day.

I wondered if anyone ever just walked over the top of a pavement parked car if it blocks the way? Would that count add criminal damage?

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Postby mjr » 9 Sep 2019, 3:30pm

Mick F wrote:I was walking the dog the other day along a narrow pavement.
Just here on the right past the gateway.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.50954 ... 312!8i6656
There was a car parked on the pavement heading on the wrong side of the road. The road is narrowing there and if parked on the road, it would be a hazard maybe.

So they shouldn't park there, then! What's the problem with that?
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Postby Mike Sales » 9 Sep 2019, 3:34pm

Mick F wrote:Dog and me had difficulty passing, so I folded the driver's door mirror in to get past. Hopefully the driver got the message.



I did this once and the mirror came away in my hand. I wonder if the driver got the message.

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Re: Parking on the pavement to be banned!

Postby mattheus » 9 Sep 2019, 3:45pm

Mick F wrote:Dog and me had difficulty passing, so I folded the driver's door mirror in to get past.


How big is your dog??

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Postby mattheus » 9 Sep 2019, 3:51pm

Tangled Metal wrote:I wondered if anyone ever just walked over the top of a pavement parked car if it blocks the way? Would that count add criminal damage?

IANAL but I'd say it would. You would need some pretty serious justification to get away with it e.g. building on fire, could not escape due to blocked car.

Not just; "had to step out into road". Or "driver had parked like a drongo"* Sorry )-:

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Re: Parking on the pavement to be banned!

Postby NUKe » 9 Sep 2019, 3:53pm

Our local masonic lodge all park on the pavement when they meet, I make a point of folding their wing mirrors (without damage) , just to give them the message that they are blocking the pavement.
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Postby mjr » 9 Sep 2019, 4:05pm

NUKe wrote:Our local masonic lodge all park on the pavement when they meet, I make a point of folding their wing mirrors (without damage) , just to give them the message that they are blocking the pavement.

You need to fold the edges of the mirrors while leaving the middle extended... ;)
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