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Cars regularly completely blocking the pavement outside Costcutter

Reported in the Car parking category by Danny Chapman at 14:01, Mon 23 May 2011

Sent to Oxford City Council 3 minutes later

Cars (presumably visiting the shops) regularly park on the pavement in front of the gates just to the left of "Costcutter" on Old Marston Road. This completely blocks the pavement and forces pedestrians to walk out into the road in order to pass. This, as well as being inconvenient, is dangerous (particularly for children), especially as the road/parking area outside the shop is quite busy with cars turning off from Old Marston Road. Also, if a car is parked on the pavement, then the driver has no visibility at all when reversing back out, so it is dangerous for children walking on the pavement down from Marston Road. Cars parked here also block the lowered kerb, so I imagine wheelchair users are even more inconvenienced/put in danger.

A few weeks ago there was a "Pavements are for People" notice up (put up by the police?) on the gates in front of which the parking occurs. However, this has now been removed. I would like to see a permanent sign and/or "No Parking" written on the pavement here, as the temptation is clearly too much for inconsiderate drivers.

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  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:15, Mon 20 June 2011

  • This was passed to Oxford City Council, which doesn't deal with it, but the helpfully passed it to Oxfordshire County Council. They said they would ask their civil enforcement people to monitor the area, and also informed me whom I should contact (e.g. the police) if I see cars there again.
    However... nothing has actually visibly happened - cars still park there, completely blocking the pavement, forcing pedestrians to step out into the road etc.

    Posted by Danny Chapman at 16:15, Mon 20 June 2011

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