Thank you to everyone who completed last week’s poll about Accessible Parking.
Do you think parking, including parking on pavements, at dropped kerbs and double parking is a problem in your area?
93% (28 respondents) answered YES as parking, including parking on pavements, at dropped kerbs and double parking is a problem in their area. 7% (2 respondents) answered No.
“Aberdeenshire no longer has traffic wardens and the police do not have the time to ticket every parking transgression. Therefore it is now a “free for all” with people parking wherever they want with no fear of reprisal.”
“In car parks where there are machines to pay, too often if there is a problem, the person has to phone a number to sort it out and there is no other means of contact. Or the person has to go to a booth where the car park staff will help – but they haven’t (in the main) had deaf awareness and communication skills training and flounder about trying to communicate and fail, leaving the person parking not knowing what to do and frustrated and the car park person frustrated at not being able to explain.”
“Parking on pavements, at dropped kerbs and double parking is a problem that I regularly meet as I go about my job in the community, can be very frustrating. I also spend long periods trying to find suitable parking space where I can be confident that other motorists will not park close behind me therefore preventing me entering my car with my wheelchair.”
“Councils are very reluctant to spend money creating more parking, as it is an expensive exercise.”
” It can be difficult for people with fluctuating conditions to be able to obtain a blue badge to allow them to access assessable parking spaces”
“I have a continuous problem of cars parking on the pavement and this restricts my access both in and out of my home.”
“To me, it’s not just parking, other clutter on pavements and public walkways constitutes an equally dangerous hazard.”