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Re: Shared Space Slippery Surface - again.

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:23 am
by WigleyWoggled
Its illegal to block a driveway and can be prosecuted for obstruction. Those pushing should have made sure they don't create another blocking problem.

Should we be wearing crampons while walking on said slippery surfaces being extra careful while cornering at the run trying to reach the legal speed limit?!! :mrgreen:

Re: Shared Space Slippery Surface - again.

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:00 am
by Poyntonresident
WigleyWoggled wrote:Its illegal to block a driveway and can be prosecuted for obstruction. Those pushing should have made sure they don't create another blocking problem.


I suspect, if people have the above same attitude as you seem to have, then those pushing will probably just not bother to help next time for fear of being prosecuted, leaving the poor motorist stranded in the road causing a far bigger obstruction.

Come on, get real. Someone broke down, some people tried to do the right and honorable thing and help out.....

Re: Shared Space Slippery Surface - again.

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:11 am
by WigleyWoggled
And all credit to the helpers.
The driver of the vehicle, not the helpers, is responsible for not blocking an access.

In the church halls case it us used by many people coming and going in cars each day. People could have been blocked in unable to leave. If emergency services were required they would be prevented access.
Most people would realise this and ensure another blockage wasn't created. The driver should have asked the helpers to push that little bit further to avoid creating additional disruption. That is common sense isn't it!

It is a shame that when the Shared Space Scheme was designed and built it didn't include an obvious access to this much used driveway (church hall and Alms Houses). As a result cars visiting have to cross the central reservation. Another failing of CEC and our own Parish Council perhaps!

Re: Shared Space Slippery Surface - again.

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:43 am
by Oldayoder
While I sympathize RE the breakdown, by the time I saw the mini all the spaces were empty on both sides. Nobody was with the car and it was still blocking the driveway.
Surely if it had to be left there someone should have stayed with it. Or maybe push exit down the drive s little? We live and learn...

Re: Shared Space Slippery Surface - again.

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:32 pm
by gavin
Yes, but when they pushed it, was the surface slippery? :mrgreen:

gavin

Re: Shared Space Slippery Surface - again.

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:26 pm
by EGCD
EGCD wrote:Yet another incident at the Park Lane / Bulkeley Road junction this morning, this time involving a scooter, and yet again the wet, polished and slippery granite setts used for the road surface were a contributing factor.


Well it took 18 months, two Freedom of Information requests to Cheshire East Council and the small claims court process to settle this one in the claimants favour, with the Council settling in full just weeks before the hearing. No option really, as the 150 page report submitted provided the information to demonstrate that at the time the road surface did not meet the minimum required skid resistance values, and that the Council knew of the defficiency. The objective here was to prove that the standard required had not been achieved, and to give the opportunity to correct it before there is a more serious accident

Re: Shared Space Slippery Surface - again.

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:44 pm
by POYNTONIAN 1
Well done :clap Blocks should NOT be in road construction. Good to see last weekend the collapsed blocks were removed & replaced with tarmac on Northbound carriageway on London Rd Nth in front of Priorsleigh(for those non Poyntonian's the house not surgery!!)