Vehicles park on pavement
Reported in the Car parking category by Jock Coats at 02:14, Fri 6 September 2013
Sent to Oxford City Council less than a minute later
Silly arrangement where office/reception for Dorset House has no vehicular access means that vehicles frequently pull onto the pavement right between the bus stop and the pedestrian lights, often blocking the cycle lane or the entrance to the cycle lane. Also reported via local councillor. They even stop on the minimal zig-zags. Often for a considerable period of time (i.e not even just pick up and set down by taxis etc). Furthermore, Dorset House says taxis etc should use their car park at the other end of the site, but the gate is always closed and vehicles sit across the pavement waiting for it to be opened. A highly unsatisfactory piece of planning.
I noted yesterday (Wed 20th Nov) that a van was parked on the pavement here for at least half an hour between 1pm and 1.30pm. Immediately adjacent to the zig-zag lines and exactly where cyclists are meant to shift onto the pavement. Result, no pavement remained at all other than the cycle lane. My understanding is that road markings such as zig-zags by crossings apply across the whole width of the highway from the innermost edge of the pavement on one side to the other - i.e. not just the carriageway. And that zig-zags mean no stopping let alone no parking. So it's not just that they are parking on the pavement but on the zig-zags which I am quite sure professional drivers (for it is always they) would not consider doing on the carriageway but feel no compunction about doing on the pavement.
Posted by Jock Coats at 17:58, Thu 21 November 2013
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