Confusion over double yellow lines in parking bays in Goodramgate

Confusion over double yellow lines in parking bays  in Goodramgate

Confusion over double yellow lines in parking bays in Goodramgate

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HIGHWAYS bosses have explained why they have painted new parking bays alongside these double yellow lines in a York city centre street.

Jeweller and retail forum chairman Frank Wood said the bays and lines were painted after Goodramgate was resurfaced last week.

He said single yellow lines were initially painted before workmen returned and changed them to double yellows. He claimed the new bays could be very confusing, as disabled motorists were entitled to park anywhere on yellow lines.

Alistair Briggs, Traffic Network Manager at City of York Council, said double yellow lines inside marked bays were a well-established way of indicating to Blue Badge holders and delivery drivers that they could park in these areas without causing an obstruction in a narrow street.

“The lines have been there for a number of years, but faded and have now been repainted,” he added.

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1:06pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Shouter says...

Rich pickings for the new 'camera car'!
Rich pickings for the new 'camera car'! Shouter
  • Score: 9

1:20pm Wed 5 Mar 14

maybejustmaybe says...

Like it makes a difference. Blue badge holders and delivery drivers park where they want, when they want!
Like it makes a difference. Blue badge holders and delivery drivers park where they want, when they want! maybejustmaybe
  • Score: 16

2:59pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Proudlock says...

The CoYC website states "Blue Badge holders may park up to 3 hours on single or double yellow lines", so Blue Badge holders can park anywhere along Goodramgate. So what is the point in the parking bays?
The CoYC website states "Blue Badge holders may park up to 3 hours on single or double yellow lines", so Blue Badge holders can park anywhere along Goodramgate. So what is the point in the parking bays? Proudlock
  • Score: 18

4:24pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

hahahaha so in other words you forgot that there was parking there while painting the lines.... good cover up.. not sure its a well known thing for blue badge holders though as never seen it before... nice try... yet again york council making a hash of a simple scheme. Seems that this type of line work isnt being used elsewhere.. maybe as double yellow means no parking at any time and parking bay means park here... t@ts...
hahahaha so in other words you forgot that there was parking there while painting the lines.... good cover up.. not sure its a well known thing for blue badge holders though as never seen it before... nice try... yet again york council making a hash of a simple scheme. Seems that this type of line work isnt being used elsewhere.. maybe as double yellow means no parking at any time and parking bay means park here... t@ts... Archiebold the 1st
  • Score: 6

4:29pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Idris Gawr says...

Alistair Briggs is talking rubbish.
Time for a good solicitor to come to the rescue to the motorists.
Mr. Loophole will make a killing against York Council!
Alistair Briggs is talking rubbish. Time for a good solicitor to come to the rescue to the motorists. Mr. Loophole will make a killing against York Council! Idris Gawr
  • Score: 7

6:34pm Wed 5 Mar 14

york_chap says...

Shame there's not a less garish shade of yellow they can use in historic settings. I suppose there are regulations to be complied with, but until they fade a bit they don't half look naff.
Shame there's not a less garish shade of yellow they can use in historic settings. I suppose there are regulations to be complied with, but until they fade a bit they don't half look naff. york_chap
  • Score: 2

6:45pm Wed 5 Mar 14

ouseswimmer says...

This is illegal under the 1958 highways act. Clearly someone has made a mess here.
This is illegal under the 1958 highways act. Clearly someone has made a mess here. ouseswimmer
  • Score: 2

7:02pm Wed 5 Mar 14

malonemalone says...

They certainly have been there for years and makes sense, if nothing else it encourages disabled drivers and can drivers to park with a bit of common sense
They certainly have been there for years and makes sense, if nothing else it encourages disabled drivers and can drivers to park with a bit of common sense malonemalone
  • Score: 0

10:20pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Silver says...

Anyone else reminded of the time when CYC put a fence through a goal post?
Anyone else reminded of the time when CYC put a fence through a goal post? Silver
  • Score: 9

8:32am Thu 6 Mar 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

malonemalone wrote:
They certainly have been there for years and makes sense, if nothing else it encourages disabled drivers and can drivers to park with a bit of common sense
Just because it has been around years doesn't mean it is legal? Last time they were there as you can not chip the yellow paint away it will always show up. So they put parking markers over it (as the lines were faded). This is not right! And it certainly does not encourage anyone to park in them due to the confusion it causes! Parking bays by law should be yellow line free. they should stop short of the white box and continue after. this demonstrates that you can park in them. A double yellow (meaning no stopping) in a parking bay (park here) does not make sense one little bit. Its a c@@k up.
[quote][p][bold]malonemalone[/bold] wrote: They certainly have been there for years and makes sense, if nothing else it encourages disabled drivers and can drivers to park with a bit of common sense[/p][/quote]Just because it has been around years doesn't mean it is legal? Last time they were there as you can not chip the yellow paint away it will always show up. So they put parking markers over it (as the lines were faded). This is not right! And it certainly does not encourage anyone to park in them due to the confusion it causes! Parking bays by law should be yellow line free. they should stop short of the white box and continue after. this demonstrates that you can park in them. A double yellow (meaning no stopping) in a parking bay (park here) does not make sense one little bit. Its a c@@k up. Archiebold the 1st
  • Score: 3

10:55am Thu 6 Mar 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

york_chap wrote:
Shame there's not a less garish shade of yellow they can use in historic settings. I suppose there are regulations to be complied with, but until they fade a bit they don't half look naff.
You're right. And why are they so thick (the lines, that is)? Places like Exeter have double yellow lines half York's thickness and they're a lot less visually intrusive.
[quote][p][bold]york_chap[/bold] wrote: Shame there's not a less garish shade of yellow they can use in historic settings. I suppose there are regulations to be complied with, but until they fade a bit they don't half look naff.[/p][/quote]You're right. And why are they so thick (the lines, that is)? Places like Exeter have double yellow lines half York's thickness and they're a lot less visually intrusive. Ignatius Lumpopo
  • Score: 1

5:13pm Thu 6 Mar 14

greenmonkey says...

york_chap wrote:
Shame there's not a less garish shade of yellow they can use in historic settings. I suppose there are regulations to be complied with, but until they fade a bit they don't half look naff.
Actually there is - primrose yellow. To save costs CoYC only uses this one across the city whether or not it is a conservation area. There is also the option of narrow yellow lines for conservation areas but again we dont use them because that would cost more to use a different machine!
[quote][p][bold]york_chap[/bold] wrote: Shame there's not a less garish shade of yellow they can use in historic settings. I suppose there are regulations to be complied with, but until they fade a bit they don't half look naff.[/p][/quote]Actually there is - primrose yellow. To save costs CoYC only uses this one across the city whether or not it is a conservation area. There is also the option of narrow yellow lines for conservation areas but again we dont use them because that would cost more to use a different machine! greenmonkey
  • Score: 0

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