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“Sheer incompetence or the continuing war against motorists?” Drivers claim cycle hangar is “deliberately” blocking two car parking spaces; Thieves caught taking hammer to Bee Bikes; (Don’t) paint the bike lane black; Froome plans + more on the live blog

It’s Tuesday, it’s sunny, and Ryan Mallon’s back for the second live blog of the week
08 November 2022, 09:39
“It’s absolute madness”: Brighton motorists claim cycle hangar is “deliberately” taking up two car parking spaces

Who knew that the positioning of a bike storage unit could provoke such an outpouring of grief and righteous indignation?

Well, that’s what’s happened in Brighton this week, as local motorists vented their anger and frustration at the placement of a new cycle hangar in the seaside town’s Norfolk Square.

The hangars were first introduced in July, as part of Brighton and Hove City Council’s plans to install 150 of the storage units across the city by spring 2023.

“We’re delighted with the response we’ve had to our new cycle hangars. Residents have wanted them for a long time and this has been reflected in their popularity,” Steve Davis, co-chairman of the council’s environment, transport and sustainability committee, said at the end of October.

However, the creation of 900 new secure bike parking spaces for residents hasn’t gone down too well with some drivers, who have complained on social media and in the local press about the sad, incomparable loss of two – yes, two – car parking spaces in Norfolk Square thanks to the new hangar.

A photo of the offending unit (below) was posted in a Brighton anti-cycle lane Facebook group with the caption: “Deliberately sited to remove two paid resident permit parking spaces”.

Cycle hangar in Norfolk Square, Brighton (credit - Laura King, Facebook)

“2 parking spaces lost. Sheer incompetence or the continuing war by BHCC against motorists and parking permit payers??? WHY DIDN’T THEY PLACE IT IN THE SQUARE?” another Facebook user and resident, Bill Young, replied.

72-year-old Young later elaborated on his misgivings about the hangar’s position (presumably in a less shouty tone) in an interview with the Argus.

“It’s just absolute madness,” he told the local paper. “I don’t have a problem with the hangars, it’s just the fact that it takes up two parking spaces.

“It creates this hate between residents and car owners. I think it should be removed and put inside the square and that way there wouldn’t be a problem.”

One resident, who wished to remain anonymous, added: “All of these hangars are unnecessary and they all take up paid parking spaces on the streets.

“This hangar would only take up one space but the thing is they could have put it in a corner of the park.

“I think they are being used to take up car parking spaces. I think people will always take their bikes indoors, so who are these actually for?”

Hmmm, for some reason I’m not convinced that particular interviewee has been keeping up to speed with the live blog’s reporting of on-street bike parking in Hackney…

> Hackney Council blasted for issuing more “nonsense” nuisance notices on bikes parked on pavement

Responding to the complaints, a spokesperson for Brighton and Hove City Council told the Argus this morning: “We are aware of concerns relating to the cycle hangar in Norfolk Square and are investigating.”

08 November 2022, 16:54
“Can’t believe no-one’s pointed out the obvious solution: two bike hangars”: Reaction to Brighton’s car parking crisis

Today’s main story on the blog, about Brighton’s contentious overhanging cycle hangar, has certainly got people chatting in the comments section and on the soon-to-be dead bird app.

“The Cycle Hangar holds six bikes, so arguably it frees up four parking spaces, if residents do the right thing,” noted reader Legin (though I’m not sure that kind of solid maths work will catch on within the anti-cycling infra community).

While Rakia expressed little sympathy for Brighton’s residents and said that the new cycle hangar is “an eyesore”, Patrick9-32 responded: “Do you think a row of parked cars is anything but an eyesore? The bike shed is absolutely no uglier than a car sitting in that same space, we are just used to the cars so we don't see how ugly they are. What the shed does is allow 10 people not to have a car which overall massively improves the aesthetics of the area and makes it easier for those who keep their cars to park too. Everyone wins.”

Car Delenda Est also clearly isn’t a fan of Brighton Bill and the others complaining about the hangar, writing: “When you're so entitled you think it's your parking space rather than the council's, and you think your vehicle is the only valid road vehicle.”

“I would agree that if the hangar had been sited slightly further to the left, it might have reduced unnecessary conflict,” says OnYerBike.

“I would suggest the fact that the marked parking bay extend to partially block the path into the park is in itself a mistake – but judging from that photo the hanger could have been moved further left so as to not block the path but whilst still leaving (most) of the second parking space available.

“I daresay the Council knows better than Mr Young what the demand for the hangars is, and that if people are paying for permits to use the hangars, then I expect they will be using them. I find it telling that Mr Young thinks the public road is an appropriate place to store private motor vehicles, but not to store bicycles.”

Moist von Lipwig also noted that “literally opposite that bike hanger there’s a parking space dedicated to 4 motorbikes – any complaints about that reducing car parking? Or is it just transport without engines that is a problem?”

Finally, Argos74 agreed with Brighton’s motoring community that the whole thing was “absolute madness”, and came up with a simple, effective elegant answer: “Two bike hangars. That’s what it needs. Can't believe no-one’s pointed out the obvious solution.”

08 November 2022, 16:17
‘What’s wrong with down tube shifters?’

It seems that our latest feature on redundant bike technology hasn’t gone down too well with the lovers of all things retro (of which I count myself a proud member):

08 November 2022, 15:44
Italian ultra-cyclist hopes to cross Antarctica in 60 days

This time last year, ultra-distance cyclist Omar de Felice had just finished cycling the 2,000km from Milan to Glasgow, home to the COP26 summit, to demonstrate the bike’s potential as the vehicle of the future.

Next week, the 41-year-old will once again take on a 2,000km-long ride – but this time in slightly different conditions.

The Italian endurance rider will set off from Hercules Inlet, in western Antarctica, cycle to the south pole, before continuing on to reach Leverett Glacier.

If de Felice completes his journey, which he estimates will take around 60 days, he will become the first person to complete a coast-to-coast crossing of Antarctica on a bike (two people have previously ridden the 1,250km from Hercules Inlet to the south pole but no one has ventured further).

> Britain's Maria Leijerstram becomes first person to cycle to South Pole

“I know that it will be a really hard challenge,” Di Felice told the Guardian this week. “I’m not sure I will be able to do so – because it’s very hard. But I just want to try, it’s an attempt. It’s a hard attempt, but why not try?

“I hope that I am ready for the most extreme adventure of my life,” says the Italian, who will be riding a customised Wilier fat bike, which has helped develop over the past 18 months, during his attempt.

“Everyone I speak with says I’m crazy, it’s impossible, the bike won’t go over because of the deep snow and the wind. It’s very hard for cycling – but I’ll just go and explore and find out for myself whether it’s possible or not.”

Di Felice, who will be pulling a sled carrying his tent, food, supplies and heaps of warm clothing as he rides alone, hopes his epic adventure will “raise awareness about climate change”.

“The bicycle is the best vehicle to tell the story of climate change and raise awareness about reducing our carbon footprint,” he notes.

“We can change the world if we use the bike every day. To go to work, to go to school, even to have some extreme journeys. My will is to show people that with the bike we can do everything – we can even go to Antarctica.”

Snow joke… (I’ll get my coat.)

08 November 2022, 15:00
Plans for Leicester-wide workplace parking levy scrapped

More car parking-themed news on today’s live blog, as Leicester City Council has confirmed that it is scrapping plans to introduce a city-wide workplace parking levy.

The scheme, a similar version of which has been operating in Nottingham for the last decade, would have seen firms with more than 10 car parking spaces obliged to pay £550 a year for each space.

However, the BBC reports that, following a consultation that garnered over 4,000 responses, the council has said that current economic situation has made the plans unviable.

Leicester’s deputy mayor, Adam Clarke, said scrapping the policy now means that the council “won’t have the funding needed to radically improve public transport”, but that it “will continue to focus on cleaning the air and reducing Leicester’s carbon footprint”.

“We could not foresee the political uncertainty and dire economic situation the country is facing today [when the levy was first proposed],” he said.

“We have concluded that we cannot implement a [levy] during this ongoing national cost-of-living crisis, which is causing such uncertainty and concern for so many people and businesses.”

Richard Taylor, from the trade union GMB (a firm opponent of the plans), welcomed the council’s decision.

“A workplace parking levy is a backwards and un-progressive solution to the problems Leicester faces, pushing the burden of Conservative government cuts to council budgets on to the working people that keep our city running,” Taylor said.

08 November 2022, 14:15
Pothole graffiti (supplied by reader)
Cycling UK calls for government to prioritise local roads, as figures reveal pothole injury victims paid £32 million by councils in last five years

Councils in England and Wales have paid out more than £32 million in compensation to people injured in pothole-related incidents in the past five years.

The Times has reported that between 2017 and 2021, in the 157 councils in England and Wales who responded to a freedom of information request sent to the 173 local authorities responsible for repairing the roads, 5,596 personal injury claims due to potholes and road defects were settled by the council, with an average compensation bill of £5,746 per case.

Staffordshire, Manchester, Northumberland, Derbyshire and Lancashire councils accounted for over half of the total bill, paying out £16.9 million over the course of 1,865 claims.

The figures, obtained by a FOI request from Lime Solicitors, also found that just one in four claims related to pothole-inflicted injuries were settled by councils.

“Potholes are a plague on our roads and, as our findings show, thousands of people are injured by them every year,” Peter Jones, the personal injury legal director at Lime, told the Times.

“Councils have a duty to keep highways in a reasonable state of repair. If they neglect to do so, they may be liable for any injury or damage caused.”

At least 425 cyclists have been killed or seriously inured due to poor or defective road surfaces since 2016, data from the Department for Transport has shown.

 “Hit a pothole when driving, and it could be an expensive trip to the garage, but cyclists could end up in the hospital or worse,” says Cycling UK’s chief executive Sarah Mitchell.

“British local roads have had more than a decade of underinvestment, leading to the poor state they’re currently in. With the government considering where its funding axe should fall, local roads, which are essential for everyone, need to be prioritised and maintained.”

08 November 2022, 13:19
Sonny Colbrelli’s Paris-Roubaix-inspired retirement tattoo

Back in the day they used to just give you a clock when you retired. But hey, it’s the 2020s now…

> "A risk that I cannot afford to take": Sonny Colbrelli retires from racing aged 32 after unstable cardiac arrhythmia diagnosis 

08 November 2022, 12:38
Council criticised for painting cycle lanes black (credit - Deirdre Alden)
(Don’t) Paint It Black: Birmingham City Council criticised for painting cycle lanes black, despite signs advising drivers to ‘think blue, let cyclists through’

It’s all gone black and blue at Birmingham City Council, where one councillor has questioned the colour of paint used on the city’s new cycle lanes.

Conservative Shadow Cabinet Minister for the Environment, Deirdre Alden – who, in 2014, described cycling as a “discriminatory mode of transport” and claimed that “women who wish to wear modest clothing are not going to cycle” – says that the use of black tarmac, instead of the more-expensive-to-maintain blue, on the recently installed bike lanes on the Priory and Edgbaston roads represents a safety concern for the city’s cyclists.

> Birmingham MP takes to the Commons to protest that cycling is not just for 'white young men'

“Birmingham Council uses the slogan ‘Think Blue, Let Cyclists Through’ in reference to the blue cycle ways introduced across the city,” councillor Alden wrote in a blog post at the weekend.

“However it’s now a year since I pointed out at Full Council that the tarmac on the Bristol Road cycle way in Edgbaston has faded to grey, and now the new cycle way installed in Priory Road and Edgbaston Road this summer wasn’t even blue to start with!

“Has Birmingham given up on blue tarmac for cycle ways?”

Raising the issue at a council meeting last week, Alden said that the new bike lane outside Edgbaston Cricket Ground, installed in time for this summer’s Commonwealth Games, was “only finished by the skin of its teeth basically – and I thought they would put the blue on afterwards.

“But we are now in November and it’s still not blue and since there are still posters around saying, ‘think blue let cyclists through’, it’s pretty pointless when the cycleway is not blue.”

> New Birmingham cycle lane turned into ‘VIP drivers route’ for Commonwealth Games

Responding to Alden’s concerns, the council’s minister for transport Liz Clements said: “I’m not aware of any policy decision to stop using blue tarmac but I will undertake to go and find out for you. I do know that maintaining a coloured surface like that is more expensive than the routine one, but I will check that out for you.”

08 November 2022, 11:59
“I think ‘covered’ is stretching it slightly…”

While Weymouth’s cyclists have largely welcomed Dorset Council’s decision to install new town centre cycle parking facilities, some have noted the apparent lack of security measures and visible CCTV cameras around the bike stands – while others questioned the extent to which the covered bicycle parking is, well you know, covered…

“That ‘roof’ serves absolutely no functional purpose whatsoever,” complained one Facebook user. “When it’s blowing a hoolie like it is right now, that’s not going to keep a single drop of rain off. What a monumental waste of money.”

08 November 2022, 11:24
Chris Froome (copyright Zac Williams,
“This season is going to be the year of truth,” says Chris Froome

When he’s not showing off his rocksteady percussion skills, four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome has spent the autumn weighing up his future as a professional cyclist – though the 37-year-old is adamant he’s not going anywhere just yet.

Speaking to Spanish sports paper MARCA at the recent ASO-organised Saitama Critérium in Japan, the Israel–Premier Tech veteran said that he has been encouraged by his progress in 2022, three years on from his career-threatening crash at the Criterium du Dauphiné.

A strong third place on Alpe d’Huez at this year’s Tour de France, behind winner Tom Pidcock, arguably marked Froome’s best showing on the road since his recovery from that horrific Dauphiné crash. However, a bout of Covid-19 hindered his form ahead of the Vuelta a España, while the former Sky leader’s season was abruptly curtailed when he was doored by a motorist on the way home from a training ride in September.

> Chris Froome doored on way home from training ride, sustains minor injuries

Despite 2022’s bumpy ending, Froome remains pleased with his progress in training and in races, and said he felt like a “neo-pro” this year after two stuttering post-crash seasons.

“If we talk about winning the Tour de France again, I am not thinking about that,” Froome told MARCA. “The dream is still there, but it’s difficult. I am only focusing on following the process.

“I am a person who likes challenges and the process,” he told the Spanish sports daily. “I am on that road and I am working toward it. I suffered a terrible crash that almost forced me out of cycling and I have managed to come back.

“Now things are different. This year I was motivated by some of my performances, but for different reasons, I didn’t have the opportunity to truly show where I am at.”

Chris Froome Tour de France 2022 (ASO / Pauline Ballet)

ASO/Pauline Ballet

The 37-year-old, who last secured the overall victory at a grand tour in 2018, at the Giro d’Italia, continued: “This year was the first year since the accident that I haven’t had any problems. From my comeback to now, it was like I was a neo-pro. Now I want to have simple challenges, like having a long period without any problems or targeting a stage win.

“After the accident, I feel like I am taking some steps. I don’t know how far I will get, but I am still motivated to keep improving.”

Turning to 2023, Froome said: “This season is going to be the year of truth. To really know where I am.”

08 November 2022, 10:58
The (other) Geraint Thomas strikes again…

But which Geraint is real and which one’s the parody? 

08 November 2022, 10:28
Bike thieves caught hammering GPS trackers off Manchester Bee Bikes

While angle grinders have proven all the rage for malicious bike thieves aiming for a quick – but not always discreet – getaway with some poor soul’s pride and joy, it seems that in Manchester the good old-fashioned hammer still has its place in the robbery game…

The above clip, posted on Reddit at the weekend, shows two young men attempting to forcefully remove the tracking devices attached to the city’s Bee Bikes – in a park, in broad daylight, as (the poster noted) dog walkers strolled on by and people played football.

The Reddit user who uploaded the clip says that he alerted police to the attempted theft.

The Bee Bikes scheme, run by Transport for Greater Manchester on behalf of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, was introduced as part of the city’s Bee Network in November 2021, three years after the privately-run Mobike scheme pulled out of Greater Manchester citing high levels of vandalism and theft.

In August, the Manchester Evening News reported that 58 of the 201 Bee Bikes active in Greater Manchester have gone missing since the scheme was launched, while there have been 306 incidents where bikes have been damaged and later repaired.

08 November 2022, 09:56
An American car in the Netherlands

And on the subject of car parking spaces…

Ryan joined as a news writer in December 2021. He has written about cycling and some ball-centric sports for various websites, newspapers, magazines and radio. Before returning to writing about cycling full-time, he completed a PhD in History and published a book and numerous academic articles on religion and politics in Victorian Britain and Ireland (though he remained committed to boring his university colleagues and students with endless cycling trivia). He can be found riding his bike very slowly through the Dromara Hills of Co. Down.

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BalladOfStruth | 1 year ago

Why is there an argument in this thread about whether it's possible to fit a bike in a flat? That's not relevant. If someone who has made the conscious decision to purchase a (or likely, multiple) 5x2m metal box (when they have nowhere to park it), is somehow entitled to hoard large chunks of publicly owned land to store their private property, how can you possibly claim that someone (who also pays towards the upkeep of the road) storing a perfectly valid road-vehicle that takes up a miniscule fraction of the space, in the same way is “unreasonable”.  

I have no skin in this game, because all my bikes are locked in a secure barn on private land, but If I did live in a terraced house with no driveway – I would doubtlessly be able to physically fit a bike, or multiple bikes inside the house, but why should I have to sacrifice usable living space when my neighbours are apparently entitled to dump ~35 bikes’ worth of private property on the road? Why should I not also want on-road parking?

F*ck ‘em.

If the residents of Brighton feel so strongly about this, they can follow Rakia’s advice; knock down part of their front wall so that they can park their car in the living room, or show some aspiration and buy a house with a garage and drive.


Rendel Harris replied to BalladOfStruth | 1 year ago

BalladOfStruth wrote:

Why is there an argument in this thread about whether it's possible to fit a bike in a flat?

Quite, every house on my street has a front garden into which it would be just possible to squeeze a car if you didn't mind having to breathe in to get to the front door, never seen anyone suggest they should though, yet on a local group I saw an anti-bike-hangar person suggesting that cyclists could keep their bike in the bath when not in use! 

nosferatu1001 replied to Rendel Harris | 1 year ago

Because the resident trolls see no reason to take up precious road space with bikes,  but are totally fine with cars taking up space, and so will find any excuse they possibly can to say that having to store a bike inside is totally fine. 

BIRMINGHAMisaDUMP | 1 year ago

'an American car in Amsterdam'. Talking of which; years back I was working in the US and the company I worked for booked me a car to collect from Cincinnati airports. When I arrived the polite person at the hire car desk apologised profusely that the car booked was unavailable and I had been 'downgraded' to a smaller car. 'That's fine, no problem'. I walked to the car park expecting a Honda Civic or something. It was a 4.5 litre Cadillac. I thought, what were they GOING to give me -  Hummer? 

eburtthebike replied to BIRMINGHAMisaDUMP | 1 year ago

Smallest car we could hire there was 2.4 litres.

brooksby replied to eburtthebike | 1 year ago

Think back to the sixties, when the VW Beetle was seen in 'Merica as a small car.  And yet it was the same size as - or even bigger than - many British cars at the time.

Argos74 | 1 year ago


“It’s absolute madness”

Absolutely right. Utterly bonkers. Stark mad-eyed and staring. Any more barking and it'd have to be cooked up by Truss and Kwarteng.

Two bike hangars. That's what it needs. Can't believe noone's pointed out the obvious solution.

HarrogateSpa | 1 year ago

Deirdre Alden has been complaining about bicycles in Edgbaston and Harborne for as long as I can remember.

It's actually quite refreshing to read that she's complaining about the colour of the tarmac on bike lanes this time, not about them existing at all.

brooksby replied to HarrogateSpa | 1 year ago

Am I missing something?  They haven't "painted the cycle lanes black", they just haven't painted them... 

eburtthebike replied to brooksby | 1 year ago

brooksby wrote:

Am I missing something?  They haven't "painted the cycle lanes black", they just haven't painted them... 

"I see a red door
And I want it painted black
No colors anymore
I want them to turn black

I see the girls walk by
Dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head
Until my darkness goes

I see a line of cars
And they're all painted black
With flowers and my love
Both never to come back"

Or possibly a blue door in this case.

brooksby replied to eburtthebike | 1 year ago
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All I can think about is that 80s series about the 'Nam, now...

hawkinspeter replied to brooksby | 1 year ago

brooksby wrote:

All I can think about is that 80s series about the 'Nam, now...

The one with Nicole Kidman?

brooksby replied to hawkinspeter | 1 year ago
ktache replied to brooksby | 1 year ago
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LT and Sarge.

Unfortunately it had gone very downhill by the time the Six Million Dollar Man showed up.

RoubaixCube | 1 year ago

If a thief is dead set on stealing some bikes. CCTV cameras arent going to serve as any deterrent at all. Unless the cameras grow arms and legs and physically able to intervene. It will be business as usual for the thieves.

Awavey | 1 year ago

If its blowing a hoolie unless the cycle shed is completely sealed to the elements, the rain always gets in. I've seen cycle shelters like that covered one before, they work for the most part and people who use them are unlikely to be cycling if the rain is horizontal anyway.

Moist von Lipwig | 1 year ago

Literally opposite that bike hanger theres a parking space dedicated to 4 motorbikes - any complaints about that reducing car parking? or is it just transport without engines that is a problem.

mattw | 1 year ago


The cycle sheds seem to be raising a lot more revenue than an average resident's permit.

Time to up the parking charges?

Hirsute replied to mattw | 1 year ago

Not sure which location you refer to by OnYerBike's links show bikes are cheaper.

Residents parking prices traditionally were to cover costs but who knows these days when LAs raise fees and charges across the board.

mattw replied to Hirsute | 1 year ago
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I'm arguing revenue benefit to the Council of bike hanagrs over cars. To quote OnYerBike:

It would appear that that price per bike is less than per car in this location (Zone Z) although the total across six bikes in a hangar would be more than a "standard" car:

Which is in line with my statement around a bike hangar with bikes in it makes more revenue than a car, especially as Brighton has significant discounts for low emission cars, which will reduce the car revenue further.

Which suggests that if the Council are about raising revenue, then even more bike hangars is the way to go - or higher charges for cars !

(Are we at cross-purposes here? I'm aiming to point out incidental factors in favour of more bike hangars - apols if I was not clear enough.)

Hirsute replied to mattw | 1 year ago
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No that's fine. I'd mentioned London prices so wasn't sure if you were talking about that or Brighton ones.

I wonder if they overbook any of the car spaces and bike spaces  on the basis that they won't be fully utilised at all times ?

The Accountant | 1 year ago
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No sympathy for Brighton residents. Vote Green, get... an eyesore. Hopefully the rest of the country is paying attention.

Patrick9-32 replied to The Accountant | 1 year ago

Do you think a row of parked cars is anything but an eyesore? The bike shed is absolutely no uglier than a car sitting in that same space, we are just used to the cars so we don't see how ugly they are. What the shed does is allow 10 people not to have a car which overall massively improves the aesthetics of the area and makes it easier for those who keep their cars to park too, everyone wins. 

The Accountant replied to Patrick9-32 | 1 year ago

The shed accomplishes nothing. You don't need an eyesore bike shed to own a bike. This is going to amaze you, but I own 4 bikes... and don't put any in a bike shed!

Motorists, on the other hand, pay a king's ransom in taxes and create wealth for the economy. The least they deserve is a stressless experience parking up after a hard day's graft... without arriving home to see a big hulk of redundant metal dumped on the street!

STiG911 replied to The Accountant | 1 year ago

Literally everyone with a job pays taxes, and motorists only pay them relative to the type of car they own and how they drive it. Don't give me that 'cars pay for the roads' shit - this isn't Twitter. Motorists need to accept that owning a car costs money, specially when it comes to somewhere to park it. If they can't do that, either get something more efficient or get rid of it.

Hirsute replied to STiG911 | 1 year ago

I bought a larger house with a drive rather than store my private possessions on the public highway.

The amount of space taken up by private vehicles is absurd and unsustainable.

I'm hoping rich_cb proves to be right in his predictions on autonomous vehicles and the effect on car ownership.

perce replied to Hirsute | 1 year ago

I did the same - moved into a house on a newly built estate with a drive long enough for two cars. House opposite has a garage with drive in front. First thing neighbours did when they moved in was to convert the garage into a utility room, even though they had two cars and a van. So now a car and van are parked on the road outside their house, van parked directly opposite my drive making it difficult to reverse onto my drive. Daughter has recently passed her test and finds it really difficult to drive in and out. They seem to regard the (very narrow) road  in front of their house as their own private car park.

brooksby replied to perce | 1 year ago

perce wrote:

They seem to regard the (very narrow) road  in front of their house as their own private car park.

Many people do.  Reference all the local newspaper type stories where people are falling out with their neighbours or with strangers for the crime of "parking in front of our house".

Awavey replied to brooksby | 1 year ago

Well I take umbrage with people who dump their car on the pavement outside my house,the roads not wide enough for parking on both sides of the road, not because I view the space as my own, but because they block the pavement and often block my access to my drive. Especially when they can often park where there is space and are just too lazy to do it.

Unfortunately every household seems to own two or more cars and most have at best space for one.

JustTryingToGet... replied to Awavey | 1 year ago
Awavey wrote:

Well I take umbrage with people who dump their car on the pavement outside my house,the roads not wide enough for parking on both sides of the road, not because I view the space as my own, but because they block the pavement and often block my access to my drive. Especially when they can often park where there is space and are just too lazy to do it.

Unfortunately every household seems to own two or more cars and most have at best space for one.

Pretty sure Rakia agrees with you. He seems to think it's outrageous to find a hunk of redundant metal outside your property after a day at work.


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