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  1. EdinburghCycleCam
    Member

    Already posted on twitter, but this guy, parked at the entrance to the "protected" bike lane on Leith Walk, Southbound.

    Blocking the entrance to the bike lane, completely blocking the pedestrian crossing, and on double red lines. Video this evening...

    https://twitter.com/Lollercake/status/1044567876835962880

    Posted 2 months ago #
  2. Frenchy
    Member

    So, as I understand it, parking a vehicle which has been declared SORN on a public road is not allowed, but parking it on private property is allowed.

    Does anyone know whether a vehicle which has been declared SORN and which is partially on a public road can be dealt with by the DVLA/police?

    Posted 2 months ago #
  3. ejstubbs
    Member

    My understanding is that, if SORNed, it mustn't be on a public road at all. So one wheel partly on the public road, while it might appear nit-picking to some, is technically an offence. All wheels off the public road but the front or rear projecting on to the public road: not 100% sure, but I believe you can be done for parking outside a marked space if the vehicle is only projecting outside it so I don't see why it shouldn't be the same for SORN.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  4. Trixie
    Member

  5. ejstubbs
    Member

    Dulwich Hamlet goalkeeper threatened with having car towed during game with Crystal Palace

    He parked it blocking an emergency exit. His excuse: because he was "running late and saw no spaces".

    Breaking news: footballer is not the sharpest tool in the box.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  6. jdanielp
    Member

    @ejstubbs not even a particularly good goalie by the sounds of it.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  7. ih
    Member

    Better class of comments than the EEN:

    "
    Should have put his goalie gloves on it's windscreen wipers, turned them on and parked it in front of his goal. Might have saved more than he did!
    "

    Posted 2 months ago #
  8. jdanielp
    Member

    Better class of football supporters as well?

    'Edwards turned to the crowd behind his goal and shouted "that's my car!", which only resulted in chants of "Preston move your car, Preston, Preston move your car".'

    Posted 2 months ago #
  9. fimm
    Member

    Van belonging to NW Tiling NI3 NWT parked on the pavement outside Haymarket next to the bike racks this morning. Yes it is a big wide pavement that is because lots of people walk there. I took a photo.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  10. ejstubbs
    Member

    Van belonging to Social Bite parked obstructing most of the pavement at the top of Haymarket Yards this morning. Tweeted them about it.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  11. Frenchy
    Member

    Enforcement of disabled parking spaces - police or council?

    Posted 1 month ago #
  12. Frenchy
    Member

    Enforcement of disabled parking spaces - police or council?

    Answer is council.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  13. wingpig
    Member

    Fishers' Laundry van parked on Charlotte Square just round from George Street, taking up a lane. A traffic warden approached; the van-unloading person made gestures and just-heard noises which seemed to imply that he was saying that the tabard-person guarding the west fence of this year's George Street annexation (looks like the Virgin Money Street of Light again) had made him do it. The warden wandered over but I couldn't overhear them. I had been going to ask the people responsible for stealing the road if they could shuffle their fence back a wee bit to leave the advanced stop box free.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  14. jules878
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  15. Stickman
    Member

    Staff member at the Conservative MSP office on Roseburn Terrace ignoring the Greenway restrictions this morning.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  16. mgj
    Member

    Lord Provost on twitter last night complaining about pavement parking. You could not make it up.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  17. Iain McR
    Member

    @mgj - yes. The fact he is asking "why is the tolerated?" made me suspect it was a parody account.

    He's had several goes at this recently and clearly doesnt read the comments as most are pointing out the blindingly obvious.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  18. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    What is even going on here?

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  19. wingpig
    Member

    Also valid for CEC and chicanes thread. Hope St lane this morning:
    2018-11-29_07-02-46 by wingpig, on Flickr

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  20. algo
    Member

    This is quite a common occurrence. I hardly ever tweet but second time for this location...

    https://twitter.com/Algorhythmica1/status/1068207285225365507?s=09

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  21. EdinburghCycleCam
    Member

    Link to (sweary) tweet, since the forum seems to object to the image width: https://twitter.com/Lollercake/status/1069944806225387520

    Why does the council bother putting in loading bays when delivery drivers would rather double park blocking the cycle lanes than use the empty loading bay.

    I really don't understand the logic here. The bay was just as empty when he turned up...

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  22. @edinburghcyclecam I see this all the time in front of Storries Home Bakery on Leith Walk around 6.40am'ish when I'm on the bus (albeit involving car drivers, not delivery drivers).

    Completely empty parking bays, but drivers stopping to pick up their pasties/rolls ALWAYS park in the cycle lane outside of the bays. I have no idea why this happens, as usually drivers seem keen to park as close to the front door of shops as possible to avoid having to take more than three steps to get inside.

    This morning there were three of them, with one double-parked alongside the on-street bin. Bays completely empty, but they still used the cycle lane. I think it may be their idea of sticking it to the cyclists...

    Posted 1 week ago #
  23. chdot
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  24. wingpig
    Member

    The Brakes van which usually blocks the temporary two-way cycleway on George Street was entirely on the footway this morning, leaving pedestrians with only a narrow-pedestrian-sized gap between the truck and one of those fenced-off table areas.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  25. ejstubbs
    Member

    Viridor waste disposal truck stationary at the southbound bus stop on Ardmillan Terrace, preventing anyone else from going up the hill as there was a tailback of traffic at the lights behind it.

    That's the bus stop clearly marked with double red lines and a "Greenway no stopping at any time" sign at each end (ie within about 30ft of each other). That's also the bus stop with a capacious loading bay immediately before it which was completely empty.

    But of course the truck was there to pick up glass recycling from the kerbside bin next to the bus shelter, and the guy dealing with the bin couldn't possibly have been expected to move it down the hill, using the wheels with which it so helpfully provided, so that the truck could wait somewhere that wasn't smack in everyone else's way. Apparently.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  26. HankChief
    Member

    I would probably have forgiven CRSmith for taking up half the pavement in Corstorphine as their workshop whilst shop refitting, if the hadn't fill the other half of the pavement with 2 of their vans :-(

    https://twitter.com/hank_chief/status/1074298493936783360?s=19

    Posted 2 days ago #
  27. Snowy
    Member

    Excellent. An unprotected circular saw at child height on a public pavement. What could possibly go wrong?

    Posted 1 day ago #

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