Get­ting out

Whangarei Report - - OPINION -

Who on earth “de­signed” the new car park at Tikipunga Li­brary? A com­mit­tee? A non­driver? A com­mit­tee of non­drivers? Did any­one stop even for a mo­ment to ask “How will the driv­ers get out of this car park?” Ob­vi­ously not.

It is too small and nar­row and has no space to turn around and drive out. This means you are forced to ei­ther drive across the curb and the lawn so you can drive out or to back out.

Back­ing out across one or two lanes of Para­mount Pa­rade is just ridicu­lous and dan­ger­ous. I feel sorry for the li­brar­i­ans there who will be first on the scene when a pedes­trian, dog or mo­bil­ity scooter is knocked fly­ing as a driver watches the on­com­ing traf­fic and doesn’t no­tice them.

Hav­ing used it once I will NEVER use it again. Per­haps it could be turned around so we drive in, turn right and park with our car bon­nets to­wards the path to the li­brary. This may give us room to turn around and drive out.

For good­ness sake, some­one do some­thing about it be­fore the first ac­ci­dent. _ Fiona Bul­li­vant Whare­ora

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