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Re: Parking on the pavements

Posted: Wed 09 Dec, 2015 6:42 pm
by jasmine98
Agreed Joby, that just about sums it up, a bit more consideration for others! There is no legal entitlement to park on the road or pavement at any time, it is a privilege, don't abuse it.

Re: Parking on the pavements

Posted: Mon 14 Dec, 2015 9:41 pm
by Smudger
I think you'll find that people will simply concrete over their front gardens and park there - I certainly will.

It's a shame, but if you have a car you have to park somewhere

Re: Parking on the pavements

Posted: Tue 15 Dec, 2015 12:30 pm
by highwood38
Presumably people would only do that if their front gardens were big enough (most of which in Bengeo aren't if they've not already been done). I don't mind people paving over their front gardens (though obviously you need to comply with planning rules to do that) because that's your own space anyway.

People do have to park somewhere, but not necessarily right outside their house. Public space has to be shared between pedestrians, parked cars and cars being driven and I find it a bit unfair that the space allocated to pedestrians (which is already quite low) is further arbitrarily cut back in favour of cars. I hope that car clubs and similar schemes will continue to expand because it just really doesn't make sense to me to have so much space taken over by cars which are not even being used most of the time.

Re: Parking on the pavements

Posted: Tue 15 Dec, 2015 1:23 pm
by leo densian
Smudger wrote:I think you'll find that people will simply concrete over their front gardens and park there - I certainly will.



Presumably after first applying for and having a dropped curb installed - I believe an offence would be committed if you drove over the pavement to your front garden without.

Re: Parking on the pavements

Posted: Tue 15 Dec, 2015 1:54 pm
by Golden
Smudger you are missing the point - if you're car is in your front garden its not a problem - its the cars that obstruct the pavements that are causing concern. Elderly, disabled, mum's pushing prams possibly with other children in tow have to move into the road to pass these obstructions putting them at unnecessary risk and in areas such as the lower extents of Bengeo the risk is heightened as often there is no accessible pavement for a considerable distance. Yes you have to park a car somewhere but that should not be at the inconvenience of others.

Re: Parking on the pavements

Posted: Wed 16 Dec, 2015 6:41 pm
by Smudger
Golden, would I be correct in assuming that you don't have a car, or if you do, have a driveway ?

Re: Parking on the pavements

Posted: Thu 17 Dec, 2015 10:30 am
by Golden
Currently have one car and a driveway but lived in Molewood Rd for ten years with two cars and no driveway therefore feel qualified to comment if that's the angle you're trying to come from.

Re: Parking on the pavements

Posted: Fri 18 Dec, 2015 12:06 am
by Smudger
Whatever

Re: Parking on the pavements

Posted: Fri 18 Dec, 2015 12:40 am
by Golden
Anytime :lol: :lol:

Re: Parking on the pavements

Posted: Sun 13 Mar, 2016 6:54 pm
by Steve
East Herts Council is proposing to issue Traffic Regulation Orders banning pavement parking in some areas. This also covers parking on grass verges.