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Postby heiowge » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:21 pm

This tree occupies about 30% of the bay. :roll:

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Postby 1slipperyfish » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:48 pm

that's nowhere near 30% not even 5%???
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Postby heiowge » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:50 pm

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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Postby 1slipperyfish » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:58 pm

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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Postby heiowge » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:22 pm

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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Postby Bazza » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:00 pm

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

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Postby heiowge » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:40 pm

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

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Postby PCNetSpec » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:09 pm

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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Postby 1slipperyfish » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:14 pm

yeah that car is far too big for that space, have you thought of getting a smaller car???
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Postby heiowge » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:30 pm

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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Postby MartyBartfast » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:40 pm

Well it could be worse:

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Postby Bazza » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:02 pm

Hi MartyBartfast...

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

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Postby MartyBartfast » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:07 pm

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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Postby DippyGirl » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:30 am

...and these trees and lamposts have Blue Badges?
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:44 am

yo dg are you from wigan??
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