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So SCC have started placing concrete blocks around the city centre (there are some opposite train station) with 

 

"temporary measure to combat selfish parking" 

 

Great that they're attempting to deal with the problem but they're creating the same issue with the blocks, causing an obstruction to pedestrians. 

 

Personally, in my opinion, they should just wait for the problem parkers and the remove the car via tow-truck. If they want their car back, £200 + daily storage fees. 

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Pedestrians have had to dodge round this sort of thing for some time - surely they've been frequently used (e.g. at the bottom of Fargate during the Christmas Market) in an attempt to mitigate any potential terrorist attacks by the usual or (in attempt to avoid censure by the "thought police") unusual suspects.

Fully support your suggestion of towing parking offenders' vehicles away though (ideally at a starting fine of £1,000 not £200).

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8 hours ago, Resident said:

So SCC have started placing concrete blocks around the city centre (there are some opposite train station) with 

 

"temporary measure to combat selfish parking" 

 

Great that they're attempting to deal with the problem but they're creating the same issue with the blocks, causing an obstruction to pedestrians. 

 

Personally, in my opinion, they should just wait for the problem parkers and the remove the car via tow-truck. If they want their car back, £200 + daily storage fees. 

Would be happy to see any pavement parker have their car crushed. I reckon after a well publicised first crushing the problem would cease to exist.

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15 minutes ago, Bargepole23 said:

Would be happy to see any pavement parker have their car crushed. I reckon after a well publicised first crushing the problem would cease to exist.

How very naive of you.

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Anywhere there are crowds of people you will see more and more street furniture whose purpose is to prevent terrorist attackers from driving into large groups.

At some locations they temporarily use concrete blocks.

 

This is happening all over the UK and most of Europe.

 

There always has been street furniture designed to prevent selfish parking but these are usually much more flimsy

 

This has already been covered when the bollards were placed around the station.

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1 hour ago, Halibut said:

How very naive of you.

Yes why crush them just sell them on. I wouldnt mind a better car poss a b m w    

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Similar action has cleared old castle area from all sorts of jungle parking.

Simple efficient cheap. 

 

Future cars need GPS tracking so parking fine automatically comes from account when parked at wrong place.

Edited by dutch

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Problem is it's not actually illegal to park on a pavement like this, so there's not a lot of enforcement action the Council can legally take.  

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7 hours ago, Annie Bynnol said:

Anywhere there are crowds of people you will see more and more street furniture whose purpose is to prevent terrorist attackers from driving into large groups.

At some locations they temporarily use concrete blocks.

 

This is happening all over the UK and most of Europe.

 

There always has been street furniture designed to prevent selfish parking but these are usually much more flimsy

 

This has already been covered when the bollards were placed around the station.

These are nothing to do with terrorism and all about poor parking. It’s a new SCC ‘initiative’ and they’re on Sheaf Street. 

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1 hour ago, Baron99 said:

In the article it states that the blocks will move as TRO are completed. 

 

As someone who drives (for work) in and around the city on a daily basis, it will be interesting to see if any of these blocks make it to areas such as Wicker, Attercliffe, Spital Hill & Firth park, where people just park wherever they please & drive however they please. 

It's an absolute nightmare to get though the Wicker on an evening due to buses having to pull up in the middle of the roads because selfish (mainly taxis) drivers have parked in the bus bays. 

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