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Re: Car Parking

PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:55 pm
by Engineer
voodoobluesman wrote:Seems to me that the main issues are when cars or coaches parked on Nympsfield Road. Perhaps FGR could make sure that the P&R buses go from the ground itself, along with any other coaches, rather than park on the road. Then, the council could have Parking Attendants that actually do something about the cars parked along the road and Tinkley Lane. Perhaps then, we could have a police officer there to help direct traffic after the match. It's called co-operation.


I'm surprised that the police don't stop people parking in the passing points on Tinkley Lane. It causes absolute chaos after matches as cars going in opposite directions just cannot pass, resulting in lengthy jams and sometimes, raised tempers after games. Can they not put double yellows in the passing points????

Re: Car Parking

PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:27 pm
by Tommo
Engineer wrote:
voodoobluesman wrote:Seems to me that the main issues are when cars or coaches parked on Nympsfield Road. Perhaps FGR could make sure that the P&R buses go from the ground itself, along with any other coaches, rather than park on the road. Then, the council could have Parking Attendants that actually do something about the cars parked along the road and Tinkley Lane. Perhaps then, we could have a police officer there to help direct traffic after the match. It's called co-operation.


I'm surprised that the police don't stop people parking in the passing points on Tinkley Lane. It causes absolute chaos after matches as cars going in opposite directions just cannot pass, resulting in lengthy jams and sometimes, raised tempers after games. Can they not put double yellows in the passing points????


Agreed. If cars were prevented in parking in the passing places there and on the hill then the flows to and from the ground would be infinitely better. There is still a lack of parking at the ground (when the field is shut) but getting the traffic moving would help after the game.

TimB has suggested car sharing and that is the way to go.

Re: Car Parking

PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:41 pm
by paulK
Wondering :?

Would I get any takers who wouldn't mind a 1 mile (or just over) walk up the hill to the ground?

Re: Car Parking

PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:47 pm
by Greeners
Hi
Rules 155 & 156 in the Highway Code are NOT legal requirements, contravention can only be used in evidence to support other charges.
The police are not responsible for the siting of yellow lines.
From the Traffic Signs Manual
The Double Line rule is:
Figure 13‑6 Diagram 1018.1 (S7‑4‑1) Waiting of vehicles prohibited at all times or stopping
of vehicles in a lay-by prohibited except in an emergency.
The single line rule is:
Figure 13‑7 Diagram 1017 (S7‑4‑2) Waiting of vehicles prohibited for a time that is
not continuous throughout the year,

Both those rules would prohibit using the lay-byes for their designated purpose as passing places.
Plus the only way either the above or the normal rules for passing places could be enforced would be to have an officer positioned at each passing place.

It should also be said that with soft verges such as along Tinkley Lane they would very soon be covered up by field runoff or dirtt scrubbed out from the verge, which would also make them un-enforceable.

Re: Car Parking

PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:22 pm
by Timb
TRO's and TTRO's Greeners.

They're a political minefield.

Ultimately the LA approve them only after Police approval.