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Near enough.

 

Data from 2011 Census:

 

Sheffield ranked 301st in 348 English Local Authorities with 405 cars per 1000 people.

Max-694

Min-170

Average-520

 

67% of Households had a car or van.

Max-92%

Min-0.8%

Average-76%

 

 

https://www.racfoundation.org/assets/rac_foundation/content/downloadables/car%20ownership%20rates%20by%20local%20authority%20-%20december%202012.pdf

 

that's Sheffield as a whole. This map breaks it down by Ward

 

https://goo.gl/RNv27B

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Now to be cracked down on in Sheffield:

 

https://www.thestar.co.uk/our-towns-and-cities/sheffield/citywide-crackdown-on-bad-parking-1-9212598

 

Only in certain places, though the list of places does not appear to have been released.

 

Rather than painting double yellow lines everywhere, the new enforcement will target areas which have particular problems such as near junctions.

 

Read more at: https://www.thestar.co.uk/our-towns-and-cities/sheffield/citywide-crackdown-on-bad-parking-1-9212598

 

Not actually an issue in the city centre, rather the general parking on pavements completely.

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Now to be cracked down on in Sheffield:

 

https://www.thestar.co.uk/our-towns-and-cities/sheffield/citywide-crackdown-on-bad-parking-1-9212598

 

Only in certain places, though the list of places does not appear to have been released.

 

Well let's see if they target the London Rd; Abbeydale Rd corridors? At present the enforcement officers just appear to hang about in the hope people move their cars at some stage.

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It's a big issue on our road. Almost every house has a drive way, then each household fills the drive with two cars, then another two on the pavement as well. The road is that narrow and there's that many cars that to logistically park them and sustain access to moving vehicles they have to park on the pavement. One of my neighbour was parking an old Landrover and trailer across the front of his drive over the public footpath forcing pedestrians into the road. However, if he'd not parked it there then other vehicles would have been left without parking.

 

Parking has got that bad on my road, at one time no body would park under the massive tree because of bird poo. Now its become premium parking, the poo is a non optional extra.

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Why does everyone have four cars? Is that not a bit overkill?

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Why does everyone have four cars? Is that not a bit overkill?

 

Yep, its terrible on our road. Various households bring the firms van home, then have a motor home on the drive, then two cars across the mouth of the drive. there's quite a few on the road like that.

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One of my neighbour was parking an old Landrover and trailer across the front of his drive over the public footpath forcing pedestrians into the road.

 

Ring the police.

 

They will come and ticket it (eventually!). If it is a particularly busy road they can get authorisation to remove it and charge the owner a removal fee and storage costs.

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Ring the police.

 

They will come and ticket it (eventually!). If it is a particularly busy road they can get authorisation to remove it and charge the owner a removal fee and storage costs.

 

police won't do anything, they say it's a council issue - the only time the police will is if it's an abandoned/stolen car, or if it's causing a danger or hazzard

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Why does everyone have four cars? Is that not a bit overkill?

 

One each for the parents and two twenty something kids still living at home in a number of cases.

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police won't do anything, they say it's a council issue

 

It doesn't matter what they say.

 

If a car is parked across a drop kerb or is causing a wilful obstruction they can issue a Fixed Penalty Notice. If the obstruction is such that pedestrians have to risk walking into live traffic to get past, then they can authorise the removal of the vehicle.

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It doesn't matter what they say.

 

If a car is parked across a drop kerb or is causing a wilful obstruction they can issue a Fixed Penalty Notice. If the obstruction is such that pedestrians have to risk walking into live traffic to get past, then they can authorise the removal of the vehicle.

Yes. In law, nobody has any 'right' to park on the public highway- no, not even outside one's own house- but only to pass and repass along it.

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