Monday, June 21, 2010

Parking on the Quay

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I hesitate to ask but are the bikers actually allowed to park on the Quayside opposite the Art Hut area as they generally do at the weekends? If so then presumably cars can be parked there too? I watched from the thatch restaurant as a traffic warden walked past and ignored 30 or so of them. Later a police bike pulled up and the driver was asked by a biker if it was OK to park there, I couldn’t lip read the officer’s reply but the bike was duly parked on the pavement with the rest.



Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 5:40 PM

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well quite, if you ride your push bike on the pavement the law and public opinion are quick to castigate. But don’t throw the bikers off until a parking area is designated for them, perhaps on the road in front of the PierHead, or in the crescent outside the Victoria apartments? Whilst on the subject there needs to be yellow slashes on the kerb from Jenkins to the Pier to reinforce the parking rule. It’s becoming mad down there. Perhaps a red route through the Town Centre?

Dave said...

Please don't make it too difficult for people to visit the town ! Nice to have a bit of variety with the bikers, scooter riders, etc. Local businesses won't be complaining ! Exactly who do the bikers upset ?

Anonymous said...

I remember asking this very question during Public Participation time at an STC meeting a year or two ago. Was informed the traffic warden was on top of it!

In the interest of safety, if motorcycles are to be allowed to park there, could the area be properly designated for that purpose?

The same goes for double yellows from Jenkins to the Pier - a blind eye is turned by the traffic warden in this part of town.

Anonymous said...

Just chill out, you wannabe prefects.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it just plain common sense that pedestrians shouldn't share the same space with motorbikes and cars, without expecting an accident to happen one day?

Anonymous said...

well no modern thinking is that they should mix and harmonise but it has to be done by consent not aggretion.

Anonymous said...

What???

Anonymous said...

Yesterday - Sunday - I walked along Shore Road which was lined with illegally parked cars. I passed by two hours later; same line of cars; no parking tickets.

I also walked around the lower high street, down to pierhead. Each time I counted in excess of a dozen cars parked illegally on double yellows. Six of these cars were parked illegally for over two hours.

Why bother with double yellows? Do we selectively drop parking restriction enforcement when the tourists are here?

Anonymous said...

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhive .........don't rumble our little secret! It costs us a wedge to keep them wardens away from our pitch. Good thing we have friends in high places - know wot I mean? Good fer busness. Just drive around them cars and youll be fine. This is Swanage - we don't worry bout them lines if it means more punters and more lolly!

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