Station parking restricted to clear streets

MEASURES to improve parking in streets around Didcot Parkway and Bicester North stations have been approved.

In Didcot, extra parking prohibitions will be introduced in White Leys Close, and in Haydon Road permanent parking prohibition will affect the east side between Lydalls Road and Station Road.

The proposals are aimed at preventing commuters from clogging up the streets.

County council cabinet member for transport Rodney Rose yesterday approved the plans, and also agreed in principle with a scheme for streets near Bicester North.

The authority will now ban parking on one side of certain roads from 11am to noon and on the other from noon to 1pm.

The restrictions are due to affect most of Woodfield Road, the southern section of Blake Road, Balliol Drive, Cedar Drive, Magdalen Close and part of Bassett Avenue.

But at the meeting yesterday, Mr Rose and officers agreed that further consultation with residents of certain streets in Bicester were needed after objections were received.

He said: “It looks like we do need a solution in some of the roads and I hope we will find one, but in the interim I will agree the recommendations.”

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10:52am Fri 4 Jan 13

online_reader says...

The solution in Didcot would be to provide adequate parking. Some of the spaces, if you can find them, are so small you can't open your door once you've parked. Another car park is notorious for ticketing people for parking outside of lines that don't actually exist. They're doing building work at the moment; I hope it addresses the problems. Commuters are hard working tax payers, not a plague to be wiped out.
The solution in Didcot would be to provide adequate parking. Some of the spaces, if you can find them, are so small you can't open your door once you've parked. Another car park is notorious for ticketing people for parking outside of lines that don't actually exist. They're doing building work at the moment; I hope it addresses the problems. Commuters are hard working tax payers, not a plague to be wiped out. online_reader
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12:35pm Fri 4 Jan 13

snert says...

Yes, well when car parks are built these days there are no fixed requirements on bay sizes. The British Parking Association recommends a minimum of 4.8m (15.7ft) x 2.4m (7.8ft), but this is not mandatory and unregulated. It appears that the majority of car parks tend set the bays based on the size of an average family car from the 1950's which were far smaller that todays cars.

This is a problem in many station car parks, municiple car parks, supermarket car parks, etc. You park your car and find you can't get out because the bays are too confined because the money grabbing idiots wanted to shove in a few extra spaces to try and earn a few extra pounds.
Yes, well when car parks are built these days there are no fixed requirements on bay sizes. The British Parking Association recommends a minimum of 4.8m (15.7ft) x 2.4m (7.8ft), but this is not mandatory and unregulated. It appears that the majority of car parks tend set the bays based on the size of an average family car from the 1950's which were far smaller that todays cars. This is a problem in many station car parks, municiple car parks, supermarket car parks, etc. You park your car and find you can't get out because the bays are too confined because the money grabbing idiots wanted to shove in a few extra spaces to try and earn a few extra pounds. snert
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2:57pm Fri 4 Jan 13

King Joke says...

Stop whingeing and buy a smaller car. If an average family in the 1950s could fit into 'an average family car from the 1950s' then they can do so now.
Stop whingeing and buy a smaller car. If an average family in the 1950s could fit into 'an average family car from the 1950s' then they can do so now. King Joke
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