Grow­ing fears over park­ing and cy­cling

Coventry Telegraph - - YOUR VIEWS -

I RE­SIDE in a street where it is not al­ways easy to park. We have a lim­ited num­ber of drive­ways, oth­er­wise peo­ple park on the road.

The thing that con­cerns me is that, in­creas­ingly, the ve­hi­cles are not just parked on the road but are tak­ing up most of the pave­ment as well, with the two off­side wheels barely on the road.

Whilst I do not have mo­bil­ity prob­lems my­self and am in­fre­quently re­quired to push a stroller, I do worry how any­one who uses a wheel­chair, elec­tric scooter or has a lit­tle one in a pushchair can get past with­out hav­ing to go onto the road.

As a driver I am fa­mil­iar with the dif­fi­culty in find­ing a park­ing space as in most ar­eas these are at a pre­mium, but surely a lit­tle more con­sid­er­a­tion could be given to pave­ment users?

Don’t get me started on cy­clists us­ing the pave­ments, rarely giv­ing any no­tice when ap­proach­ing from be­hind and be­liev­ing they have right of way.

A lit­tle more thought on the part of both mo­torists and cy­clists would make Coven­try a safer place, as the sit­u­a­tions I have men­tioned are just ac­ci­dents wait­ing to hap­pen. Gaile Allen Bin­ley

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