Josh Hart's already-famous analysis of city streets looked at Dovercourt Road. Here is the northern end, by Bonington Lane. And what do we see parked all wheels-on-the-pavement? A Driving School car.
Presumably it is off duty, so the owner of the peugeot VN51ODX can park how they like.
Note the building work going on up the road. You don't really want to park on this road while building work goes on, not if you value your car.
Which is why this van has opted to sneak up behind the bollards, so ensuring lorries or other site vehicles don't clip it.