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Re: Parking on Pavements
« Reply #15 on: 16 April 2018, 09:39:59 »

When this house was built in 1913,

I know several people (one a surveyor) whose response to that would be: "Then it should be knocked down and something more suitable built in its place"

(Except we build plenty of stuff that still has no parking..)
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« Reply #16 on: 16 April 2018, 10:03:41 »

That's the planners trying to restrict vehicle use by proxy  ::)
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« Reply #17 on: 16 April 2018, 10:06:25 »

I am very glad to have a house with this much land around it - at a push I could get four on the front drive, two on the back drive, and that's before I put anything in any of the three garage spaces ;D :-[ :-X
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Re: Parking on Pavements
« Reply #18 on: 16 April 2018, 11:48:12 »

That's the planners trying to restrict vehicle use maximise profit by proxy  ::)

You'd think they'd build some infrastructure near the houses, or vice versa, if that was the case, instead of loads of mock town houses in the middle of nowhere, with the inevitable littering of BMWs and German Minis all over the already too-narrow streets. ::)
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« Reply #19 on: 16 April 2018, 13:07:07 »

That's the point which the planners miss. People who chose to will own cars as they see fit, regardless of whether they have somewhere to put it. If houses had a garage you could put a car in and a driveway for at least one large van* then people wouldn't need to abandon their cars across the postcode.

*A large van as a measure of size would allow potential to park two small cars. If frontage allows, then a double width drive makes a lot of sense, especially if a garage is not designed into the property.
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« Reply #20 on: 16 April 2018, 13:22:37 »

Agreed. But garages, where they exist, appear to be for unused gym equipment to sit and gather dust. Unused because you drive said German Mini to the gym (without using its indicators, natch) and use theirs. ::)
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« Reply #21 on: 16 April 2018, 13:39:03 »

Agreed. But garages, where they exist, appear to be for unused gym equipment to sit and gather dust. Unused because you drive said German Mini to the gym (without using its indicators, natch) and use theirs. ::)
Tru dat...   ;D
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