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On Fri 19 May at 7:20pm A Person wrote:
I wonder which will come sooner: that someone is injured on the crossing or someone starts dealing with people who park on the zig-zags? It would be nice if the latter preceded the former.

I drove past today and there was a small blue jeep parked practically on the crossing itself, never mind the zig-zags. I understand that there's some problem over the jurisdiction of that section of road (ie, it belongs to network rail) but in that case I wonder whether it might not be best to suspend the crossing altogether? At the moment it is an accident waiting to happen, and I really hope that an injured child doesn't end up forcing the authority's hand.
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On Fri 19 May at 8:03pm Ice station zebra wrote:
Does that mean it has no legal value because it's not a public highway ?
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On Fri 19 May at 8:23pm Frustrated wrote:
There should be bollards on the zigzags opposite the station to stop parking. Selfish morons park there and the whole area glues up really quickly. It's a real problem.
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On Fri 19 May at 8:45pm Walker wrote:
Yes, it's pretty dangerous crossing there. Most of Station Road isn't a public highway though - only the very end where it meets Mountfield Road. I think that means that the road markings aren't enforceable. Presumably Network Rail or their agent could enforce them but unless they've asked the council to enforce it on their behalf, I don't imagine that anybody bothers. If somebody gets run over then the person parked there or driving over the crossing will still get their ass sued.
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On Fri 19 May at 8:54pm Pot kettle wrote:
Most idiot pedestrians in that area ignore the crossing and just cross where the feel like regardless of oncoming traffic. Absolute nightmare. If you nearly hit them as they dart across you get the filthy look like it's your fault. I pointed out to a well dressed lady that there was a crossing over there the other day, and she flicked me the v's!!! She might not be so lucky next time.
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On Fri 19 May at 8:58pm In the know wrote:
Indeed network rail own station road and none of the road markings are enforceable
Count yourself lucky they resurfaced the road and allow you to use it.
I wouldn't moan too much to them as they may take the attitude that it's more trouble than is worth and shut the road to traffic as they've done elsewhere
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On Sat 20 May at 12:01am David wrote:
They removed a number of parking spaces and put a crossing with zig zags which took away most of the remaining space. If the shops and sandwich place are to survive you have to park there as there is no where else. As others have said no one uses the crossing anyway so it was better without it. Or have one without zig zags, they never used to have zig zags and were fine.
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On Sat 20 May at 9:14am A Person wrote:
The zig-zags are there to allow clear visibility all round the crossing. When I drove through there yesterday, I would not have been able to see a child running along the pavement, or even an adult waiting to cross because the car was so close to the crossing. It is completely absurd to say that there is nowhere else to park except on the zig-zags, and frankly it wouldn't matter if there was nowhere for a mile in any direction.

There is an immediate fine of 60 and three points on your licence, even for stopping without reason, let alone parking. It's not a question of convenience for lazy drivers, it's a question of safety. It would be so nice if drivers would stick to the rules because they're there to stop a small child being run over.
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On Sun 21 May at 1:30pm Tom wrote:
David that is moronic reasoning. There's parking spaces all around. Yes you may have to walk a little bit further. Stop being lazy, get out and walk instead of endangering others


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