I live just outside a small town and recently invested in a mobility scooter. Once or twice a week there is football games on in the playing field and people park on the pavement which means I can't get into town. I plan around this and wouldn't complain about it because if they parked completely on the road it would mean a relatively busy stretch of road would only be able to accommodate single file traffic.
Tonight I wanted to head into town to see a parade and go to the shop. There is no football on. I checked along the road before I crossed. ONE car has parked for no apparent reason half on the pavement. There is a small layby a few feet behind them. Surely they could have parked there? I had to turn round and go home. I am definitely turning into a grumpy(er) old(ish) woman.
I did think that might be the case but it looked like they had just abandoned it in a hurry. So not only inconsiderate but shit parking too I'm just disappointed I didn't get to go where I wanted. It's frustrating.
It's a long straight road, so once I commit there is no space to turn around and no dropped/small kerbs where I could even venture onto the road if I'm feeling brave enough. I do like the idea of leaving them a note though.
Oh god, if I had to reverse back a long the pavement it'd take me about 3 days! Reverse goes at about 1mph only and beeps the whole way. also I may end up falling off the pavement My reversing skills are only moderate.
Yeah, it's on my to do list to get in touch with the council. I already have to cross a dodgy bit of road, go up and down a couple of dodgy kerbs but don't want to be "that" woman who wants the earth moved (literally) so I can get to Sainsbury's unhindered so I've been procrastinating. I'm getting braver and finding some slightly more suitable routes even though it takes me 25 mins to do a 10 min journey. I HAVE to go along one stretch of pavement....no other option. A new small housing estates has been built on the other side of the road that I travel on. They have very narrow pavements plus dropped kerbs but on such a bad slope it makes it unsafe for a scooter or wheelchair. Life isn't perfect.....and it could be a lot worse.....I just needed to vent. Thanks for listening