Growing fears over parking and cycling
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