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Old 13-08-2013, 12:36 PM
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The government is considering letting shoppers park for 15 minutes on double yellow lines in the interest of saving small town shops..Not a bad idea but if it's legal to stop on double yellow lines in small towns why not on motorways or anywhere else they have double yellow lines..so what about removing double yellow lines from small towns and just sticking notices up saying parking limited to 15 minutes..Now we've sorted that out lets get rid of the speed humps that are costing us all for knackered suspension and remove those stupid road narrowing pavements that are so easy to hit now that councils have cut back on streetlighting at night..

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Old 13-08-2013, 04:46 PM
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John, you talk far too much sense sometimes.....
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saw this the other week, allowing 15 minutes parking on the twin yellow does exactly as you say, it turns them into a short stay park. a whole row of parked cars will be replaced by the next lot that want to park there... effectively you could have cars all down that road parked up 24/7. in which case, if this is now allowed - why were they double yellow in the first place

as for them road narrowing things, we have them on the road i live on as well as speed bumps, all they do is cause road rage and cars drive faster. specially tea time traffic. you get a row coming one way so the cars without right of way end up parked up waiting ... soon as theres a small gap theyve waited long enough that everyone pulls out and dashes out causing them that have right of way to either wait, or beep their horns in a game of chicken.

what id like to know is... wtf are you going to manage to do in 15 minutes can vision loads of jobsworth parking enforcement officers lurking everywhere readily waiting for the 16th minute
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it will never happen,double yellows are there for safety reasons,how about free parking in town,that would help
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Old 13-08-2013, 08:59 PM
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it will never happen,double yellows are there for safety reasons,how about free parking in town,that would help
We've got that, everyone uses it to park their cars and catch a bus to Cardiff to work.

Every time someone parked in the loading bay by the shops they got a ticket, I caught a couple of local specials dishing out parking tickets like confetti and pointed out that if they drove all the shoppers away the shops would shut and they would be out of work.. our jobs are for life they said..police station closed shortly after half the shops in town had closed..

Some people are to stupid to survive..

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We have a car park just out of town, two minutes walk and your there.

They put the prices up as it was costing too much to collect the money out of the machines and they were running at a loss...

Common and sense in the same sentence???
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Our local council have closed car parks to "Ease congestion on the roads"

I tried to explain that roads are places you queue to get a parking space.

But they don't get it.
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Old 13-08-2013, 10:39 PM
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Our local council have closed car parks to "Ease congestion on the roads"

I tried to explain that roads are places you queue to get a parking space.

But they don't get it.

Why do they have to lie about everything and pretend they are doing something for us instead of just making us pay more for everything..

Felixstowe people living in the roads that lead off the seafront complained to the council that they couldn't park outside their own houses because visitors were parking there..The council sorted that by painting double yellow lines outside their houses.

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No, 3 lane road with double yellow, but a nightmare to get down because Disabled badge holder taking up two of the lanes with parking.. It causes congestion... Just put parking where its not going to cause a problem...

Just because you can park, doesn't mean you should
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No, 3 lane road with double yellow, but a nightmare to get down because Disabled badge holder taking up two of the lanes with parking.. It causes congestion... Just put parking where its not going to cause a problem...

Just because you can park, doesn't mean you should
Actually disabled badge holders can only park on double yellow lines if they are collecting medicine, it's not a right to park wherever you like, you would be suprised at the limitations..

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why it wont ever happen is this,in our blaim culture you get knocked off,or down buy someone pulling out from double yellows,who pays,the council for deresticting a no parking area the vulture lawyers would have a field day.its the same problem as,not enough housing hospitals schools,to many cars on the road,its just to many people in a small country,who all want a car,a doctor,a home,a job etc,there just aint enough to go around,like road space
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I used to live near Henley on Thames.

You were fine parking on double yellows there, so long as it was something like a Range Rover or X5.
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saw this the other week, allowing 15 minutes parking on the twin yellow does exactly as you say, it turns them into a short stay park. a whole row of parked cars will be replaced by the next lot that want to park there... effectively you could have cars all down that road parked up 24/7. in which case, if this is now allowed - why were they double yellow in the first place
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The answer of course is to drive the cars into fee-paying car parks

A former student of the Sixth Form I teach at is now a Tory Councillor for my local town. For years the council have been trying to introduce parking charges there, but the Tories eventually said no - with support from local businesses who thought everyone would bugger off to Lakeside. To recoup the ungained revenue, the council then sold a section of one of the car parks and its now a block of flats - housing in the South East, don't get me started.

Now, the town is rammed with cars during trading hours, yet the local firms are still shutting up shop. Morrison's remains with a selection of charity shops, betting shops, a blockbuster, dominos and a couple of chippies. But barrats are gone, thomas cook vanished and the Lloyds branch just took their sign down (Natwest gone, only a small Barclays remains).
I don't know this for certain, but I get an inkling that the council is keeping trade rents high to oust the businesses so they can convert the empty units into flats too.
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Most shops are closing down to the fact they're too exspensive. Or simply no longer needed due to online shopping. Double yellows just compound the problem.
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