Why should hos­pi­tal staff park for free?

Bath Chronicle - - OPINION -

I hold no brief for the often dra­co­nian, in­tran­si­gent, un­com­mu­nica­tive an­tics of car-park op­er­a­tors, but it is hard to sym­pa­thise with let­ter-writer Dr Ian Swan’s let­ter grum­bling about be­ing fined for noc­tur­nal park­ing at Bath’s Royal United Hospi­tals. Un­less signs are dis­played un­rea­son­ably ob­scurely or spar­ingly, or use need­lessly com­plex lan­guage or ty­pog­ra­phy, surely the onus is on the user to check pric­ing on ar­rival. This should be­come ha­bit­ual among sea­soned mo­torists. And why should park­ing be free or dis­counted for hos­pi­tal vis­i­tors and staff, as Dr Swan sug­gests? Many are per­fectly ca­pa­ble of walk­ing, cy­cling, us­ing pub­lic trans­port or taxis, or be­ing dropped off and picked up by a lift-giver. Fran­cis Har­vey by email

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