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Peter
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06/03/2015 : 10:52:04      reply with quote


Do you wish you could do the same as the lady at the end of this video?

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craftycat
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06/03/2015 : 11:36:23      reply with quote


In Elliott Street, we also have cars blocking our back alleys all the time so we can't get out, parking clearly over the white lines. A large Navara car does this all the time....
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gazzer
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06/03/2015 : 11:37:43      reply with quote


No need for a blanket ban. When I lived on Cornwall Avenue the council filled in the grass verges to allow people to park with two wheels on the pavement.Its plenty wide enough but this law could mean people getting tickets which would serve no purpose. Drivers should always leave a width of 1.5metres of footway or 1metres if constraints need. The local authority should also make sure this is the minimum in particular on main roads. People walking between Silsden and the railway station on either side are met with pavements less than 500mm wide with no cars parked.
I think I posted something about MP's looking at the law when they discussed it. It didnt get passed(yet)
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06/03/2015 : 22:04:39      reply with quote


I live off Bolton road and regularly encounter this problem - mainly outside the new nursery or outside the row of houses at the bottom. it makes me so mad that I have to go into the very busy main road with my pram and sometimes my older children too
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Corky Yorky
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07/03/2015 : 18:26:00      reply with quote


Encountered this difficulty going to Aldi’s this morning.

Had to leave the pavement whilst pushing a pram.
I am not at all happy to endure this deliberate act forcing people on to an extremely dangerous road.

This pavement is difficult at best of times.

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Peter
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07/03/2015 : 18:48:05      reply with quote


Email me your pictures of pavement parking and I will publish them on this thread. Email address at the end of the page. Peter
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gazzer
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07/03/2015 : 20:11:24      reply with quote


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Encountered this difficulty going to Aldi’s this morning.

Had to leave the pavement whilst pushing a pram.
I am not at all happy to endure this deliberate act forcing people on to an extremely dangerous road.

This pavement is difficult at best of times.


To be fair he does usually park on his land which is up tight against his shop wall. I bet someone was parked on the road, which they shouldnt because of the solid central white line. This would stop him parking to the left of the pavement.
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Corky Yorky
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08/03/2015 : 09:36:11      reply with quote


What is fair about parking on the pavement?
Is it fair that everyone should be subjected to walking onto the dangerous road?
The car was parked in that position on purpose, not by accident.
Other than the other vehicle you see there was no other car around.
It is clear to me that the only reason vehicles park on pavements is to give other road users more clearance thus allowing less of a chance of there car being subject to a potential smash. People appear more concerned about there cars than other people that use the pavements. It amazes me how often you see cars parked outside houses on pavements, making it awkward for pedestrians to pass when the driveways, which often can accomodate more than two cars are empty!
Its a mad world and naivety or excuses doesn’t help. Last thing anyone wants to do is have to confront someone about their parking behaviour!

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08/03/2015 : 09:44:50      reply with quote


Did you see him park?.Was he dropping goods off for his shop? The white car is the one who has no reason to park on the path.Remember the area with stone flags are his to park on and from what I see he usually does so best to find out if there was a reason
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Peter
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08/03/2015 : 10:28:56      reply with quote


There is really NO EXCUSE for blocking the pavement completely at any time of day. In this case there was obviously no way past the vehicle other than walking into the road.

Email me your blocked pavement pictures.
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Peter
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09/03/2015 : 10:07:11      reply with quote


Received by email



EURO Carparts driver forced a lady in a mobility scooter out of the way and a man walking with an infant.

More details: https://www.fixmystreet.com/report/559095




Working on a public highway, no cones, no traffic management, parked on the pavement facing the traffic forcing pedestrians; people with prams, elderly people and people with children to walk on the road at the busiest time of the day 08:50 am

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09/03/2015 : 10:56:26      reply with quote


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Peter I do not understand your request to name and shame??

All these pictures are of innocent people just going about their every day job for the benefit of people of Silsden!

Yes they may be times when this causes inconvenience.

If you want to shame people then lets have pictures of the people who inconsiderately park their vehicles EVERY day and/or night on pavements and cause obstructions!
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gazzer
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09/03/2015 : 12:36:18      reply with quote


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To be fair Peter if the council lads had put up traffic lights for a small amount of work you would have been one of the first to complain about traffic chaos. Its common sense with the lads involved on hand to help anybody past the pick up.Any idea how much it would have cost for a traffic management company to be involved for such a small amount of time.
Looks like they have parked close to a pile of garden waste which they are about to load. Of course they could have parked on the road with the pile of waste blocking the path!.


Is the Euro Car parts van parked?????.Looks to me like it has pulled onto the pavement to allow a big bus to get past(the big green thing in the picture!).How do I work that out...the driver is in the van and in control because the brake lights are illuminated.

So too bad examples. Im no fan of Bradford Council but well done to the two lads for using common sense and a parked blue van that isnt parked.


ps why mention which way the van is parked because where there are parking bays you can face either way even at night
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Peter
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09/03/2015 : 13:02:42      reply with quote


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Do you wish you could do the same as the lady at the end of this video?

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30740630
If you haven't looked at the video please do so and then ask yourself have I seen some inconsiderate parking in Silsden. Did the parking on the pavement mean someone had to cross the road, or walk into the road?

I am just the messenger, none of these pictures are mine.

On the last pictures, there doesn't seem to be any reason for the transit to be half parked on the pavement but it does make it difficult to get by on the pavement (the pavement is supposed to be wide enough for a wheelchair or a double buggy to get by). On the parking on the pavement to let the bus by... this is just bad judgement by the van driver. It's the accompanying text which states "forced a lady in a mobility scooter out of the way and a man walking with an infant".

Perhaps we should all get out of our cars an walk a bit more to appreciate the problem of the pedestrian trying to walk of pavements which are supposed to be for PEDESTRIANS. sad :(
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09/03/2015 : 13:14:31      reply with quote


So the blue van is bad driving not bad parking. Plenty of that but if you drive around Bradford you would think how lucky we are to live in Silsden. In Bradford cars use the pavement as a near side lane! Doesnt make this driving OK maybe it should be on a bad driving thread rather than parking
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09/03/2015 : 19:52:57      reply with quote


The blue van is not bad driving.. the opposite.. he is helping the bus get by in congested conditions.. parking in that area is a farce and should not be allowed at all. But no one will do anything about it... and please don't quote traffic calming... it's traffic stopping. Shambles...!
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10/03/2015 : 07:48:53      reply with quote


The car is God.

Bow down before your God.
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Peter
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17/04/2015 : 11:28:00      reply with quote


So when is the 7.5tonne limit going to happen?



Sorry about the poor quality of the picture. The blue lorry was completely on the pavement and the white lorry was dodging parked cars. Perhaps this is the everyday life of a lorry driver but we don't need the experience in Silsden.

Councillors please get it sorted.
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17/04/2015 : 12:02:23      reply with quote


Keep death off the roads drive on the pavement shocked 8Oshocked 8Oshocked 8Olaugh :Dlaugh :Dlaugh :Dlaugh :Dlaugh :Dlaugh :D
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17/04/2015 : 12:37:23      reply with quote


think its about time silsden main street was double yellow lined, the humped crossing while be useful then! making the boy racers slow down so they don't damage there cars
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17/04/2015 : 12:48:53      reply with quote


Over my life time you could have made a living replacing Barkers/Isherwoods awnings!
solid wood flooring

ginjo
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17/04/2015 : 15:37:52      reply with quote


send the picture to the police and the newspaper
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Peter
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17/04/2015 : 15:40:19      reply with quote


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send the picture to the police and the newspaper
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ginjo
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17/04/2015 : 16:28:05      reply with quote


the person that took the picture needs to do it, its not on my phone/camera is it!
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midway
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17/04/2015 : 16:36:01      reply with quote


just pick n drop on to your desktop then email to who ever. hope this helps
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dexter
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18/04/2015 : 08:15:50      reply with quote


The 7.5 tonne limit is a red herring... 2 Transit vans can't even pass each other because of cars parked in Kirkgate, so stop the parking, get people to park 40/50 yards away in Wesley Place Car park instead, and get the traffic flowing properly. Crosshills does it well, with a 20MPH limit and no parking on the main street.
Maybe if the Environment Agency were invited in to check pollution levels in Kirkgate, people would understand. And people would see that they would not have to wait as long in traffic queues either.
The new pedestrian lights near Clog Bridge show how change can be an advantage if people put some thought into it. Things are so much better there... let's take the next step and improve Kirkgate please..
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18/04/2015 : 09:03:38      reply with quote


Traffic flow along Kirkgate is only going to get worse with time, especially if we have more house building in the area. Each new home will probably bring with it at least one car together with more people commuting to and from work at rush hour and children being transported to and from school.
Traffic generally flows quite well along Kirkgate, and the new crossing enables people to get out of Elliott Street and Howden Road.
As stated by others, things come to a standstill though when buses and other large vehicles meet or have to negotiate around parked cars.
I am in favour of NO PARKING along the length of Kirkgate as long as suitable speed restrictions or traffic calming measures are in place for when Kirkgate is clear of traffic.
My only concern is for parking for customers of local businesses, but I would hope a solution could be found.
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ginjo
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18/04/2015 : 09:35:44      reply with quote


thanks for the info "midway" however you may as well be speaking Chinese, I don't know what pick and drop means, not computer literate really.If the person who took the picture does not want to do anything with it then so be it, hopefully one of our police contributors or councillors will pick up on it, good time to win friends with an election coming up.I would definetley support getting rid of some of the parking where the road is at its narrowest ie near the phone box, only need to lose a few spaces, or better still lose them all and make it 20mph, I would also support hgv ban , no need for most of them to come through silsden.I have noticed also that a lot more are using the back road beyond the cemetery to go up the hill, stupid idiots there is a sign near the cemetery saying not suitable for hgv's maybe another sign is needed a bit nearer to the back road
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18/04/2015 : 10:52:39      reply with quote


All the solutions will cost money and inconvenience someone. As there is no such thing as a free lunch nothing will happen until people realise one does not get owt for nowt.
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Peter
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18/04/2015 : 13:06:11      reply with quote


There is no need for large lorries to come through Silsden as was proved when there was a ban on HGVs when the gas pipe was replaced.

It made the centre of Silsden a much more pleasant area, and if it can be done once (without any complaints from hauliers) it could be done again and made permanent (local access excepted)

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16/01/2019 : 14:58:52      reply with quote


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16/01/2019 : 16:15:21      reply with quote


Give us a clue, why do you need to repeat photos that were taken nearly 4 years ago
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Golden Oldie
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17/01/2019 : 17:49:11      reply with quote


Paths for feet, roads for wheels...Sorted!!!
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17/01/2019 : 21:11:17      reply with quote


at least the yellow lines are back for a few weeks opposite the red lion to the cafe.
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midway
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17/01/2019 : 21:42:55      reply with quote


No problems,let's hope it's permanent.

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midway
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17/01/2019 : 21:50:54      reply with quote


And still room in the car park.

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