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Obstruction of pavement by parked car

Reported via desktop in the Parking on a footpath category anonymously at 16:39, Thursday 11 May 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4543113.

Request for intervention by traffic warden and ideally introduction of double yellow lines by council around this junction.

A white BMW (SG17 FME) is regularly parked on the junction of The Crescent with New Drive and until now occasionally obstructs the pavement to pedestrians when it is parked. But now with the hedge near which it parks in full growth, pavement obstruction always occurs when it is parked. And at no times when the car is parked has there ever been enough of a gap on the pavement for a pram or wheelchair to pass!

This parking is dangerous, as it forces pedestrians to step out into the road right on the junction, where there is no visibility ahead due to there also being a bend at this point in The Crescent.

This parking in the junction is not great for vehicles either, as the parked car means that cars coming from the top end of The Crescent are not on the left hand side of the road as they enter the junction and bend.

Apart from Highway Code rule 244, this unnecessary obstruction of the highway including pavement is an offence contrary to Regulation 103 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986.

It is also illegal to park on a junction according to Highway Code rule 243.

What is baffling is that the car is parked on the pavement in front of 58 The Crescent, which has off-road parking for at least one car, and the potential to allow several cars. If this is not opted for, the car should be parked elsewhere with some common-sense consideration to pedestrians and other motorists.

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  • This has been passed to the Parking Services Team.

    Subject to available resources, a civil enforcement officer (traffic warden) will go and assess, and if a vehicle is parked in contravention of a parking restriction, a penalty charge notice may be issued.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 16:39, Thursday 11 May 2023

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