Author Topic: People who park like fuds  (Read 146257 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1000 on: May 31, 2018, 10:33:19 am »
Except to drop off or pick up passengers, I think.
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1001 on: May 31, 2018, 10:37:27 am »
Red routes exclude drop off, except in marked zones

Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1002 on: May 31, 2018, 05:20:25 pm »
But if the driver's still in it and the engine's going it's not parked but merely halted. Dunno about UK, but in Germany at least you're allowed a 3-minute halt anywhere.

and in France, being merely halted like that but not properly parked on a legal parking spot means using your phone is still a serious offence  ;D

hellymedic

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1003 on: June 01, 2018, 04:42:09 pm »
I am not a motorist.
My understanding is there are two static car entities: ' 'Waiting' ie parking and 'loading'.

Loading may be allowed when parking is not. Parking restrictions are indicated by kerbside yellow lines and loading restrictions by yellow marks on the kerb edge.

An empty, closed car is waiting, an occupied or open car might be loading.

T42

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1004 on: June 02, 2018, 08:36:10 am »
^^^ and delivering. The excuse of the gent who swerved from the other side of the road to stop some way in front of me with half his van on the pavement yesterday. He had his "Livraison" sign taped to the windscreen as evidence.  I had to stop and wait for a gap in the traffic so that I could get round him.

---o0o---

Highway code rule 238: Double yellow lines indicate a prohibition of waiting at any time.

Had forgotten that - last time I drove in the UK was in 1985. We don't have them here.
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hellymedic

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1005 on: June 02, 2018, 10:35:51 am »
Our very own redfalo is Tweeting some prime fuddishness in Frankfurt.





ian

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1006 on: June 05, 2018, 12:37:25 pm »
That's really nothing compared to Surrey in merry old England (I'll admit Parisian parking is often something to behold).

I came back to a notice stuck outside from the council about a parking review which finally proposes a double-yellow on the t-junction of the lanes outside our house (quite obviously the most stupid place to park*, though a small number of drivers seem not to notice the evidence of their own stupidity). Not that the council enforces double-yellows but it saves me and the neighbours putting out our own 'no parking' signs for drivers to ignore...

*seriously, it's a narrow t-junction at the top of a 25% hill, parking there means zero visibility for any vehicles trying to come around the corner, forces any pedestrians into the same situation, and prevents any large vehicles getting around the corner, even without people parking there, I have sizeable collection of wing mirrors.
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Tim Hall

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1007 on: June 15, 2018, 10:01:41 am »
In Liege at the weekend, we spied a car parked sort of underneath the folded arm of a parked cherry picker.  Which was there first I don't know. However, later that evening, I imagine through the power of slowly leaking hydraulics, this happened:
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1008 on: June 21, 2018, 12:05:04 pm »
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T42

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1009 on: June 26, 2018, 03:48:25 pm »
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1010 on: June 27, 2018, 12:37:22 am »

Prime fuddery in Kirkwall by Mr Larrington, on Flickr
Sometimes this is the result of fuddery that started earlier, and left the subsequent parkers no choice.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1011 on: June 27, 2018, 08:59:56 pm »


I think this deserves a new thread: "People who design cycle paths like fuds".

Kim

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1012 on: June 27, 2018, 09:45:57 pm »
I think this deserves a new thread: "People who design cycle paths like fuds".

There's a website for that.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1013 on: June 28, 2018, 08:25:42 am »
Aren't some of these really: "People who park inconveniently"? The vehicle(s) can be negotiated.

Try it in a wheelchair which is 2 feet wide and has 8 inch front castor wheels, please!

Thinking about castors gave me an idea... A small jack and four small steel plates with castors, each plate the size of a car tyre's footprint, would make a very simple kit for moving a car from in front of a dropped curb... Once the car is rolling it could be pushed anywhere. Does that make it my problem to find a new legal parking space. :)
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1014 on: June 28, 2018, 11:30:42 am »
I think this deserves a new thread: "People who design cycle paths like fuds".

There's a website for that.

Brilliant!

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1015 on: June 28, 2018, 11:39:56 am »


For a brief moment I thought that was a CDC in the wrong thread.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1016 on: June 28, 2018, 01:43:26 pm »
From another forum so I don't know if the link will work without being logged in..

What's this bottom line for anyway?

Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1017 on: June 28, 2018, 01:57:10 pm »

Thinking about castors gave me an idea... A small jack and four small steel plates with castors, each plate the size of a car tyre's footprint, would make a very simple kit for moving a car from in front of a dropped curb... Once the car is rolling it could be pushed anywhere. Does that make it my problem to find a new legal parking space. :)
No need to make your own Graeme. Just buy them here for £54 a pair.
https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/awd1-automotive-wheel-dolly-pair/

Or for maximum ease of use buy them with the jacks built in.
https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/sealey-ws680-wheel-skate-hydraulic-680kg-capac/

Oh what fun we could have!

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1018 on: June 28, 2018, 02:18:57 pm »

Thinking about castors gave me an idea... A small jack and four small steel plates with castors, each plate the size of a car tyre's footprint, would make a very simple kit for moving a car from in front of a dropped curb... Once the car is rolling it could be pushed anywhere. Does that make it my problem to find a new legal parking space. :)
No need to make your own Graeme. Just buy them here for £54 a pair.
https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/awd1-automotive-wheel-dolly-pair/

Or for maximum ease of use buy them with the jacks built in.
https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/sealey-ws680-wheel-skate-hydraulic-680kg-capac/

Oh what fun we could have!

£54 for a pair... Machine Mart could be marketing them on every 'bad parking' Facebook page. #MischiefManaged
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1019 on: July 08, 2018, 05:59:06 pm »


I'm not sure if this has been parked in the ditch, reversed into it, or crashed in a remarkably neat manner. It seems to have reversed in, so probably not the last, but who knows? I'd say "stolen abandoned" except it's right outside a farm house.
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1020 on: July 10, 2018, 11:51:56 am »
Could well have been someone parking and finding the verge a lot softer than they expected ;D
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1021 on: August 07, 2018, 09:59:10 pm »
 This is a mixture of crap cycle facilities and people who park like fuds.
The lane is all over 2m long (although it leads to a shared use footway) but is often used as a teeny parking bay.
linky
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1022 on: August 07, 2018, 10:40:50 pm »
Special.
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Kim

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1023 on: August 07, 2018, 11:49:36 pm »
We've got one of those, but bigger.  It functions as over-spill wankpanzer parking for when good weather causes half of Birmingham to drive to the park and/or cricket is being perpetrated at Edgbaston.

Oddly, google maps only seems to have photos of it not in car park mode: https://goo.gl/maps/PSa6WLGyHjs

The bollocksinfra quotient is enhanced by several strategically positioned potholes at the point where you have to execute a confusing (to motorists) right turn to join the path.  The usual method of ignoring crap cycle infrastructure entirely is contraindicated by it leading to a useful (for stopping the endless flow of cars) toucan crossing.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Tim Hall

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1024 on: August 08, 2018, 12:17:45 am »
Ooh! Prompted by Kim linking to Google maps, I find my one is in car park mode again on Streetview. linky
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"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)