Wider car parking spaces

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Wider car parking spaces

Postby SteveClem » Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:58 pm

Much debate about this today on the BBC.
Not a big problem if you drive a minor. Even less with an A30.

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Re: Wider car parking spaces

Postby JOWETTJAVELIN » Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:21 pm

It's because cars have become so vulgar and overweight. Seems everybody wants an SUV.
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Re: Wider car parking spaces

Postby burnham28 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:30 am

No bother with a pre war Austin Seven or my Panda. I remember some years ago going on an Austin Seven club holiday to the Cotswolds about 10 cars took place. We went to a council car park in Cirencester which only had a few spaces left but we managed to get two Austin Sevens in one bay inside the designated lines both cars paid the correct amount and the tickets were plainly displayed. Image our surprise when returning to the car park we had been issued with parking fines even though the council had received double the payment for one parking bay. We have never returned.
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Re: Wider car parking spaces

Postby Blaketon » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:29 pm

See my thread on cars getting bigger. How long will it take them to catch on, that spaces are now too small....or that cars are too big.

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Re: Wider car parking spaces

Postby irmscher » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:57 pm

Apparently car park widths are all EU size :evil: Trabant size

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Re: Wider car parking spaces

Postby myoldjalopy » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:09 pm

JOWETTJAVELIN wrote:It's because cars have become so vulgar and overweight.
As have many of their drivers! :-?

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Re: Wider car parking spaces

Postby Johnny » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:28 am

A few years back I visited the Lidl in Barking. There was a space, just. The car on either side was parked over the line. So I lined it up, got out and locked the doors, pushed it into the space with about 6 inches each side. Climbed through the back doors of the Trav and put the hand brake on. I've got a pic somewhere but it was funny to see one of the guys trying to get back into his car a bit later on! I eventually ended up getting it out the same way but in reverse.

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Re: Wider car parking spaces

Postby IaininTenbury » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:17 am

Done similar with my Series 1 Land Rover with the roof off. Drive into bay, stand up and walk off the back. Who needs door space... :)
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Re: Wider car parking spaces

Postby firedrake1942 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:02 pm

Until some frustrated neanderthal crashes his eurobox door into your prized Morris Minor. `i always try and park in an end space so that i a) have more room between me and the next car and b) only one possibility of some careless cretin scratching my paintwork jm

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Re: Wider car parking spaces

Postby myoldjalopy » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:33 pm

Yes, doubtless many scratches/dents etc. are sustained in supermarket carparks - and the way people fly onto roundabouts these days! 'Nuff said!

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Re: Wider car parking spaces

Postby SteveClem » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:13 pm

Came out of Morrisons today and the lovely lady who had just parked next to my A30 was holding her scarf between her door and my car to 'prevent any damage '
Some people just restore your faith in human nature.

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Re: Wider car parking spaces

Postby jagnut66 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:38 pm

Hi,
Two points, I agree entirely with parking as far away from other car park users as possible, whenever possible, for the reasons stated in the previous posts.
Secondly, I hope 'burnham28' never paid Cirencester council their (offensive) fine.
I'd have posted it back to them (second class mind) telling them where they could stick their parking ticket!! :evil:
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Re: Wider car parking spaces

Postby burnham28 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:03 am

After a lot of correspondence between our club and cirencester council they grudgingly waived the fine but with bad grace and they said if we ever did it again the fine would stand. I have never been back to Cirencester.
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Re: Wider car parking spaces

Postby Monty-4 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:29 pm

I used to live in Cirencester, the parking situation is one of the biggest problems with the town and it drives away businesses because people can't get into it!

As far as I'm concerned classics should get free parking as well as tax, we make the place look pretty! :D
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