Our Success is in our members who value our strength as a valued community.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,030,563
Topics75,879
Members13,793
Forums65
Posts in last 24hrs2
Most Online14,906
Nov 23rd, 2019
Who's Online Now
33 registered members (5020Chris, 9 invisible), 1,316 guests, and302 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
New General Forums
TV programme
by casper. 13th Apr 2021 4:32pm
Outside pool
by cools. 30th Mar 2021 10:06am
Very quiet Wikiwirral.
by Fidelio. 9th Feb 2021 12:00pm
Racism again
by casper. 11th Nov 2020 11:39am
New Wirral History
Hoylake and West Kirby's Tribute to a V.C.
by mikeeb. 20th Apr 2021 9:26am
Moreton Shore
by monikav. 4th Apr 2021 5:08pm
2 old maps
by mikeeb. 30th Mar 2021 2:54pm
Vine Street Birkenhead
by ManxCat. 19th Feb 2012 5:44pm
The New Brighton Pier
by leelad03. 23rd Feb 2011 8:32pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
New Brighton Artwork
Boaty McBoatface takes shape
Topic Replies
Hoylake and West Kirby's Tribute to a V.C.
by bert1. 20th Apr 2021 7:23pm
M53 closure
by mikeeb. 20th Apr 2021 9:12am
Clatterbridge tip
by cools. 19th Apr 2021 2:21pm
weekend break
by Gibbo. 19th Apr 2021 12:50pm
Super glue on glasses lens
by Excoriator. 19th Apr 2021 9:09am
Bidston Hill Underground Tunnels Part 2
by Dregek. 17th Apr 2021 9:59pm
What song are you listening to?
by snowhite. 17th Apr 2021 9:20am
When Did Wearing Masks End
by Gibbo. 16th Apr 2021 12:54pm
Price Street, New Ferry
by bri445. 15th Apr 2021 1:14pm
April
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
Pavement Parking #1075249
12th Mar 2020 1:21pm
12th Mar 2020 1:21pm
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,177
Birkenhead
derekdwc Online content OP
Forum Veteran
derekdwc  Online Content OP
Forum Veteran
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,177
Birkenhead
The whole of the UK could soon follow London in making parking on pavements illegal - but is it the right thing to do?
The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced it’s considering bringing the rest of the country in line with the capital’s rules – which could land drivers with a £70 fine.
If you are parking along a narrow road, where parking wholly on the road would stop other cars, and particularly emergency vehicles, from getting through, then it is a sensible option to park partially on a pavement, providing there are no parking restrictions and providing you are not blocking a wheelchair user or pram from using the pavement.

I usually pick up and drop off my 2 little grandsons from an estate in Rock Ferry and find that if I didn't park on the pavement I wouldn't get anywhere near to their house, the streets all round there with pavement parking

Is this another way of getting more money easily out of motorists.
There are some roads in Birkenhead with no houses or businesses where they have parking meters just in case the odd motorist parks there.
I would hope new house building would have front garden parking or the road wide enough to allow car parking on either side.

Google Ads
Re: Pavement Parking [Re: derekdwc] #1075250
12th Mar 2020 1:34pm
12th Mar 2020 1:34pm
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,306
wallasey
C
casper Online content
Forum Master
casper  Online Content
Forum Master
C
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,306
wallasey
Originally Posted by derekdwc
The whole of the UK could soon follow London in making parking on pavements illegal - but is it the right thing to do?
The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced it’s considering bringing the rest of the country in line with the capital’s rules – which could land drivers with a £70 fine.
If you are parking along a narrow road, where parking wholly on the road would stop other cars, and particularly emergency vehicles, from getting through, then it is a sensible option to park partially on a pavement, providing there are no parking restrictions and providing you are not blocking a wheelchair user or pram from using the pavement.

I usually pick up and drop off my 2 little grandsons from an estate in Rock Ferry and find that if I didn't park on the pavement I wouldn't get anywhere near to their house, the streets all round there with pavement parking

Is this another way of getting more money easily out of motorists.
There are some roads in Birkenhead with no houses or businesses where they have parking meters just in case the odd motorist parks there.
I would hope new house building would have front garden parking or the road wide enough to allow car parking on either side.



Something does need to be done about pavement parking, I understand the need to keep roads clear and this can be done by people using common sense, allowing enough space for prams and the disabled, sadly the me first brigade have ruined it , parking four wheels on the kerb on junctions on lowered kerbs, in fact anywhere they can fit their cars regardless, we have two works vans close by that park four wheels on the kerb, parking has gone the same way as cycling on the pavement no control just a free for all, who cares not much chance of being caught no control, so yes there does need to be some regulation.

Re: Pavement Parking [Re: derekdwc] #1075252
12th Mar 2020 2:46pm
12th Mar 2020 2:46pm
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 13,912
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline
Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 13,912
Birkenhead
It can't happen, it would mean effectively banning something like 20%(?) of the population from having a car. The problems are usually in high population density areas.

In some areas you find end-of-street or behind-street car parks in terraced areas but these are gradually getting eaten up by the ridiculous house building programmes.

Its only a very small number of years ago that the Government was dictating the MAXIMUM number of parking spaces on new developments which certainly hasn't helped, more people forced to park on the streets. Some Councils still haven't reversed those rules.

A sensible approach is required but being a tory Government they are probably hoping there will be more private car parks to extract yet more money from poorer areas.


The further you are down the pay scale, the more 'essential' you are when the s--- hits the fan... Sue Farbysmith 2020

Insults are engendered from vulgar minds, like toadstools from a dunghill - Charles Caleb Colton

We don't do charity in Germany, We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments' responsibilities - Henning Wehn
Re: Pavement Parking [Re: derekdwc] #1075330
17th Mar 2020 10:17am
17th Mar 2020 10:17am
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 208
Seacombe
K
keef666 Offline
Addict
keef666  Offline
Addict
K
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 208
Seacombe
I far as i am aware, it is illegal to park on the pavement, and it used to be a £400 fine if you did get a ticket, but some roads are so narrow and the need to allow other traffic to use said road people park on/off, so maybe the council need to sort something out when they build new housing estates to make the roads wider or build driveways on to the news home they get built.
But then we wouldn't need parking enforcement officers dishing out parking tickets which means less money for the council!

Re: Pavement Parking [Re: derekdwc] #1075337
17th Mar 2020 12:14pm
17th Mar 2020 12:14pm
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 13,912
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline
Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 13,912
Birkenhead
It’s illegal to drive on the pavement if it hasn’t got a legal dropped kerb.

It’s not illegal to park on the pavement but you can get done for obstruction (as indeed you can on the road as well).


The further you are down the pay scale, the more 'essential' you are when the s--- hits the fan... Sue Farbysmith 2020

Insults are engendered from vulgar minds, like toadstools from a dunghill - Charles Caleb Colton

We don't do charity in Germany, We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments' responsibilities - Henning Wehn

Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Hoylake and West Kirby's Tribute to a V.C.
by mikeeb. 20th Apr 2021 9:26am
M53 closure
by lincle. 19th Apr 2021 10:28am
Super glue on glasses lens
by mikeeb. 16th Apr 2021 4:28pm
When Did Wearing Masks End
by BultacoAstro. 16th Apr 2021 9:50am
weekend break
by lincle. 15th Apr 2021 5:08pm
For Sale & Free
amazon fire tv BOX
by stumpyduck. 15th Apr 2021 11:10am
Computer DVD disc drive
by GingerTom. 13th Apr 2021 5:46pm
Wirral Journal Magazine - free
by Mike666. 7th Apr 2021 11:35am
Electrician needed
by paul110180. 28th Mar 2021 3:33pm
Member Spotlight
Gibbo
Gibbo
Oxton
Posts: 2,227
Joined: December 2010
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
HolidayByMistake, WikWizz, Andyhalliday, emmer, IllianaRosa
13793 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Super glue on glasses lens
by mikeeb. 16th Apr 2021 4:28pm
When Did Wearing Masks End
by BultacoAstro. 16th Apr 2021 9:50am
weekend break
by lincle. 15th Apr 2021 5:08pm
Price Street, New Ferry
by bri445. 14th Apr 2021 10:27pm
removal of TV aerial
by philmch. 4th Apr 2021 7:30pm
News : New Topics
M53 closure
by lincle. 19th Apr 2021 10:28am
Prince Philip died this morning
by mikeeb. 9th Apr 2021 12:11pm
Joe Biden sticking his nose in again.
by mikeeb. 9th Apr 2021 11:18am
Vaccine yellow card.
by mikeeb. 2nd Apr 2021 10:00am
Lost iPhone 8
by bangbang. 30th Mar 2021 11:25pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Lost Dog
by kasper. 23rd Mar 2021 8:32pm
Covid vaccinations in Wirral ?
by philmch. 23rd Mar 2021 5:55pm
cheap kindle books
by derekdwc. 17th Nov 2020 11:06am
Bidston Hill Underground Tunnels Part 2
by robbo_theman. 23rd Sep 2008 8:58pm
What song are you listening to?
by . 24th Jun 2007 10:06am
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Wed 5:56am
Sunset Wed 8:24pm
Local Time Wed 6:18pm
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1