Sunday 9 March 2003 9.40pm
Am I the only person who finds parking on pavements completely unacceptable. Southwark Council
certainly don't mind. They will not give a parking ticket to any vehicle that manages to get all four wheels clear of the kerb, since they may be on private property.
Last week I was forced off a zebra crossing at St Georges Circus by a Mercedes estate using it as a driveway to get around the barrier fencing and onto the 'private' paved area outside the old shops, - and this is when I am taking my two children to the primary school opposite. And for the last two days a large estate car has been parked across the pavement outside the printworks development in Long Lane
, forcing anyone with a buggy into the road.
These are extreme examples, but there is a culture of squeezing a car into any bit of spare pavement, which is both dangerous and antisocial
This does not happen in the borough of Westminster where I work. Why do we put up with it here?