Do you consider this a parking space…
the footpath next to the parked car…
or to put it more controversial way are the majority of van drivers ****?
or am I being over-sensitive; on a number of occasions recently I’ve found vans parked like this:
which is starting to piss me off.
when I questioned a builder doing some work on our neighbours flat recently on his choice of parking spaces, considering the road is uncontrolled parking and there was plenty of space on it, he said he needed to park there to unload his stuff. which to my mind was going to be bloody difficult for him since he’d parked nose on to the building and would be unloading his stuff into the road 🙄
(edited for drop box fail)Posted 5 years agocheers_driveMember
The house over the road from (cul d sac) is having some work done at the moment and the parking of the various trade people is ridiculous. They constantly block residents in and take ages to move the vans when requested. I except that they may need to park there when unloading but most of the time they are just working inside. The labourer is even worse and parks his car overhanging two neighbours drives making it impossible for anyone to pass parked vans on the other side. There is a perfectly good road 30m away with loads of space on it.Posted 5 years agoJunkyardMember
IF you need the path to access your property then I would complain about it just in case I accidentally bump them with my bars when passing them
On of my old neighbours used to this even if the road was completely clear. Parkon the kerb so her car door opened on to the gate which meant my bike could not get out of mine and past her car.Posted 5 years ago
After one particularly stroppy response from her to move her car so i could get out I stopped asking 😈
Where does that little road go? And why has the car driver parked so far from the kerb? Has this prevented the van from parking on the other side?
It’s the shared driveway to our block of flats and the footpath is how we access the front door of the flats from the pavement. The car is fine where it is, thats the accepted way of parking in the building.Posted 5 years agoavdave2Member
he said he needed to park there to unload his stuff. which to my mind was going to be bloody difficult for him since he’d parked nose on to the building and would be unloading his stuff into the road
Erm have you ever backed a Luton up to a wall and then tried to unload a carpet?Posted 5 years agowillardMember
That’s why I want to buy a panel van… You can park anywhere! Mind you, mine will have a sofa and a TV in the back so hat I can use it when I am out kayaking and cycling, but will be a classic battered white van from the outside.
On a similar note though, people use the grass outside our house to turn around on when they can’t be bothered to three point turn around. I’ve often thought of guerrilla landscaping it with some six inch posts set in concrete one night in summer…Posted 5 years agoprojectMember
We had a similar problem with a neighbour parking his car on the verge at the side of the entrance, so a few cast iron bollards did the trick of stopping him, pity taxi drivers dont use their wing mirrors as they have been hit about 5 times, causing serious damage to few cars.
Even a paramedic leaving nearly hit them, only me shouting BOLLARDS stoped him, as he stopped and asked politely why i was shouting ballocks at him, he did see the funny side when he got out and looked and saw he was a few inches from a serious dent.
You could also bury a length of woodd with some seriously big nails sticking up fromit but then you may impale some crapping dog.Posted 5 years agowillardMember
I love those rising bollards, but the scariest thing I have done in a car was drive over a set of them that were “broken” between car parks as a short cut last year. Five seconds of error as I imagined my car being hurled into the air by a vengeful god of chance. Like russian roulette with a car.
Or something.Posted 5 years agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
You want to try living at a touristy scenic hot-spot – with double yellow’s all the way down the road except private drives in front of houses…Posted 5 years ago
Best bit is when you suggest that is your private garden they are parked in, and the lay-by is 50m up the road, or 200space car park 200m the other way, they argue that ‘its only a few mins to take a picture’ or ‘well you should paint private on it / put a big sign up / cone it off / other random excuse’.
Normally it just washes over us – there are bigger things in life.
Only once did I get really cross with someone who just swore in return to a polite request from my wife to park outside her own house, to unload 5 kids from a car…that I parked my two cars within a rizla of back and front bumpers. They had to come and ask nicely to move the cars – but we were having tea, so were only a couple of minutes…
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