Hail the worst parking spaces of 2016

Hail the worst parking spaces

Everyone loves complaining about the state of the roads in the UK, be it pot-holes, bizarre signage, or bike lanes that are barely the length of an adult bicycle.

Another thing everyone likes griping about is parking, and we're seeing the two worlds collide in a glorious fashion, with perhaps the worst parking spots of 2016.

Plymouth City Council have done some great work down at Cross Park Avenue, where the gap between the parking spots is so small, that you can't actually fit cars down them, who would like to do something crazy like, y'know, drive on a road.

The council aren't having any of it though.

City Council Leader Ian Bowyer said: "The controlled parking zone in Cross Park Road, Cross Park Avenue and Cross Park Way is not new - it was introduced over 10 years ago, at the specific request of residents."

"Permit holders are given the flexibility of being able to park anywhere within the marked areas, while using common sense to allow space for their neighbours and other drivers to get past."

"As a local ward councillor who has attended residents' meetings for some time I can personally vouch for the fact that residents support this scheme and that it has worked very well for many years."

"We've not received any complaints about it blocking access for traffic."

"Although residents can park on either side of the road, one side tends to be used more than the other but where the markings have been worn away in the past residents have been quick to request they be repainted."

"The markings were last repainted a year ago, following resurfacing of the road."

So there you go. A call for 'common sense' then.

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  • mooch

    Real question is - if you park on the other side and you're opposite another parked car are you deemed to be causing an obstruction? I don't mean literally (the answer to that is: yes) but legally? Because the marked bays suggest that, well, you can park there. I happen to hate cars but I wd do something like that just to stop any more of them getting down the road. (if the law says I can).

What do you think?

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