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Park and Buy Dunbar

Reported via desktop in the Roads/highways category by CARS Town at 18:42, Monday 6 February 2023

Sent to East Lothian Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4209327.

For the last 3 years or so, the double yellows on this junction have been increasingly abused. Owners, customers, delivery drivers of nearby establishments, mainly takeaways and convenience stores take note. Even though bus stops and loading bays are available. The junction is busy. Access to the local car park, several electric car charging stations, a post office sorting office, a community hall / food bank is subordinate to parking and using it as a turning circle. No one remembers that a person died here. Question is why would anyone park illegally when other places are free within yards or a few minutes walk. The answer would fit easily on a proverbial postcard. Up to 3 or 4 may park at the same time on the junction and perhaps 20, 30 or more - every evening - more at weekends and in the summer. No one is counting. No one is counting the cost of inconvenience and takeaway on pollution or waist lines. Meanwhile the community police are directed to prioritise the occasional cyclist without lights.

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  • This local driver has been parked here for days and days - on and off on a double yellow and a junction, sometimes overnight, always obstructing the highway. Collecting tickets too.

    Posted anonymously at 11:05, Tuesday 7 February 2023

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 19:50, Monday 6 March 2023

  • Over 30 cars stop and block the road and residents parking, every evening. If anyone else was doing this it would be classed as ASB.

    Posted anonymously at 14:55, Tuesday 7 March 2023

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