A rough account of what I did with Emacs recently.
Another observation was vehicles parked in a manner that blocks a resident’s driveway. It is likely that the drivers of these vehicles had consent of the homeowners to park at these locations as DCC Parking Enforcement received no complaints regarding this issue.We constantly have people blocking our driveway without our consent; lessened somewhat by COVID, but never quite gone away. But we've never contacted DCC Parking Enforcement about it, because (aside from the fact that there was no parking enforcement officer for much of the time we've lived here) what are they actually going to do about it? Typically cars park here long enough to be a nuisance, but rarely long enough that you'd, say, ticket them or tow them if you were to factor in the inexplicable 30-minute grace period you get for illegal parking and the time it'd take for someone to actually get here and observe and so on. And I suspect I'm not alone in this attitude: I've reported illegal parking in the area maybe once in the past, and nothing was done about it then, and I can't say I expect anything to have changed in that respect because it's simply not a priority.
[I]t was observed that a number of vehicles were parked in an illegal manner on footpaths. At the times of assessment the impact of this issue to pedestrian accessibility was considered minor as drivers left sufficient footpath space for a wheelchair/pram to pass.So, (a), that's a pile of crap. The cul-de-sac at Bargy Road, for example, is perpetually rammed so full of cars on the pavement that the only way to walk through it is in the middle of the road (one of the frequent offenders here is a DCC van, too); the pavement in front of Londis is often impassible to pedestrians because drivers thoughtfully don't want to block other cars from passing when they're stopped on the double-yellow lines, and good luck to you if you want to use any pavement around G.K. Hire during business hours. And (b), I'm sure we're all familiar with that bit in the Road Traffic Act and the byelaws where it says it's ok to park on the pavement as long as there's "sufficient footpath space for a wheelchair/pram to pass". Oh wait, there isn't one. Parking on the pavement is illegal, end of. If the attitude is that there's enough pavement to share between cars and pedestrians, why not narrow the pavement and make proper parking spaces? (also, the above doesn't account for two wheelchair/pram users meeting each other in the middle of a "tunnel" of cars, because there's never just one).
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