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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:21 pm    Post subject: Stupidity Reply with quote

This tree occupies about 30% of the bay. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's nowhere near 30% not even 5%???
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bad camera angle. Trust me. A huge part of the car sticks into the road. The tree may not be in 30% of the bay, but it eats up about that much of the room to park. Unless you want to bash your car, that is.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry it looked it from the photo, obviously i'm not doubting you but being generous it's would be not more than a 1\4 of the space which is 25% and more likely 1\8 which is only 12.5% or even 1\16 which is only 6.25%??
have you thought of parking your car diagonally in the space?? you would easily get it in then??
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1slipperyfish (troll) (troll) wrote:
...being generous it's would be not more than a 1\4 of the space which is 25% and more likely 1\8 which is only 12.5% or even 1\16 which is only 6.25%??


It's less a matter of actual space taken up and more of what's left to park in after that tree is taken into account.

1slipperyfish (troll) (troll) wrote:
...have you thought of parking your car diagonally in the space??


Problem is that the road it's on is very narrow, so sticking out too far isn't an option. Plus, parking diagonally covers the hash lines, meaning people parking next to me can't get a wheelchair up to the car.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ever thought it might be the right size for these...

http://www.a1mobility.co.uk/
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, but not for this (similar to what we've got):

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless they moulded that piece of concrete around the it, it looks like the tree was planted during construction... so I agree, this was plain stupid, it could easily have been planted a few feet to the left (in the hashed zone).
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah that car is far too big for that space, have you thought of getting a smaller car???
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You try putting a wheelchair in the boot and 2 kid's seats in the back of a sensible sized car. Been there. Tried that. Next one will be larger.

As for when they were planted... They predate the disabled bays by a way. The council changed the bays to disabled and made them wider, so they ended up with badly positioned trees and didn't uproot them.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it could be worse:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi MartyBartfast...

I`ll assume it`s not been photoshopped...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must admit it looks like it's been photoshopped, but it came from the Daily Mirror:-

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-world/2011/02/11/workers-paint-disabled-parking-bay-around-lamppost-picture-115875-22914167/

so it MUST be true? However they do seem to have the names of the victim and the guilty parties, and it's not dated April 1st.

This one from the Daily Mail looks a lot more realistic:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and these trees and lamposts have Blue Badges?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yo dg are you from wigan??
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