Author Topic: People who park like fuds  (Read 144753 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1050 on: October 24, 2018, 09:40:54 am »
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Poor, thoughtless and illegal parking isn't a new issue in Bristol, but it is something that appears to blight certain areas of the city more than others.

So much so that a Facebook group has been setup by residents of Bishopston and St Andrews to capture, and probably shame, motorists leaving their vehicles in restricting and often dangerous situations.
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/facebook-group-captures-worst-parking-2138507

Though it won't shame them if, like the Post, you blank out their number plates.
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ian

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1051 on: October 24, 2018, 10:36:11 am »
Why do they blur/blank the number plates anyway?
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1052 on: October 24, 2018, 11:00:26 am »
Over-enthusiastic legal depts.
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arabella

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1053 on: October 24, 2018, 08:11:30 pm »
Cycling home along my road today what I saw coming in the other direction was a double buggy.
'cos with cars parked nose to tail along both pavements the pavement was too narrow even if there's been a gap big enow to get onto the pavement.
ho hum.
I'm sure some of the cars are used so little it would be better for the owner to merely hire a car on the odd occasion (like what I do)
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meddyg

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1054 on: November 01, 2018, 05:51:36 pm »


fairly snug parking for a Saturday afternoon in Cambridge...

meddyg

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1055 on: November 01, 2018, 05:52:54 pm »
but when you take in to consideration the backseat driver !


Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1056 on: November 10, 2018, 10:58:17 am »

Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1057 on: November 10, 2018, 11:14:51 am »
20181110_111223 by rogerzilla, on Flickr

Oh dear, someone bought a Brokeback wagon too big for the country.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1058 on: November 10, 2018, 04:36:08 pm »
Some clod just round the corner from Larrington Towers has one of them.  And a Dodge camper van.  And a really shit 90s Mustang.  All with matching black and white paint jobs :sick:
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1059 on: November 10, 2018, 08:28:41 pm »


fairly snug parking for a Saturday afternoon in Cambridge...

Hmm, interesting if they did that behind the Dodge wagon, or my Disco
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arabella

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1060 on: November 11, 2018, 09:10:53 pm »
I've been reminded, again, that cars are getting ever more bloated.
A 1950s double garage is now merely a roomier than usual single garage.
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ian

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1061 on: November 13, 2018, 09:32:48 pm »
I was pleased to emerge from my driveway this morning to gaze upon the corner that will one-day-have-double-yellow-lines to see a van blocking the junction and preventing the green waste lorry from getting up the street.

Pleased because it was emblazoned with the words

Surrey Highways

Super.

They've actually started ticketing the cars at the bottom of the road now. It makes me feel warm inside to see those little fluttery penalty notices.

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1062 on: November 17, 2018, 02:03:28 pm »

Not strictly parking, but obstructing a cycle path by non-cycle related activities..


Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1063 on: November 17, 2018, 03:15:16 pm »
What are they actually doing? Looks like it might be a feeding the homeless thing – or maybe it's a feeding station for runners? Either way, they don't actually seem to be obstructing the cyclepath as much as eg expanding dog leads.
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yorkie

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1064 on: November 17, 2018, 07:36:53 pm »
This one drove onto the path running alongside the road and parked up right in front of me. The path in question is a mandatory cycles only path (blue circular sign with only a picture of a bike on it, no pedestrians, etc.) running along the South side of Field Lane in York adjacent to the East Campus of the University of York.

Here:  https://goo.gl/maps/oRS3t4mrjXy (You may need to move the view from straight down! Technology, don'tcha love it!!)


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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1065 on: November 17, 2018, 09:53:04 pm »
I saw something earlier that I haven't seen for a very long time - a traffic warden (or whatever they're called now). It was wonderful watching her ticket many, many twattish SUVs parked on the pavement, double yellows etc... I don't know why they don't come down my street more often - they could easily be employee of the month every month. I've often thought about becoming a traffic warden, I'm not sure the pay is that great, but I would get a hell of a lot of job satisfaction!
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1066 on: November 17, 2018, 11:51:55 pm »
What are they actually doing?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/17/french-protester-killed-accident-anti-fuel-tax-blockade


The motto seems to be "just block everything", the roads, the roundabouts, and even the cycle paths.

meddyg

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1067 on: December 10, 2018, 08:47:32 pm »




nice one, in leafy Didsbury  ! - Probably why he got stuck....

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1068 on: December 10, 2018, 08:50:35 pm »
The invasion is cancelled due to leaves on the track.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1071 on: January 08, 2019, 07:05:19 am »




nice one, in leafy Didsbury  ! - Probably why he got stuck....

There's a SONG about that (listen from 2:20 onward if the first bit doesn't rock your boat...) :)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1072 on: January 11, 2019, 07:46:55 pm »
I've discovered that in some Chinese cities you not only get a hefty fine for illegal parking, you get 3 points on your licence. The licence-losing figure is 12 points, same as UK.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1074 on: January 30, 2019, 01:01:44 pm »