Thursday, 21 May 2009

Bath Buildings -gateway to Montpelier

Here in Bath Buildings, a car is completely blocking the pavement alongside Kwik-Fit: the dropped kerb here must have convinced the owner that they can park here when Kwik-Fit is closed.
With the roadworks on the other side of the road, there is no way to walk into Montpelier without going on the road.

This may seem an inconvenience, but the driver of PKA3A10 has deliberately parked here to make it clear to pedestrians that they are in Montpelier, and it is socially acceptable to walk down the middle of the road.

This is to make clear the contrast between Monty and the Nugent Hill area of Cotham, where the pavements are kept clear, but pedestrians are positively discouraged from using the road.

Vehicles like YN52NNU selflessly park across corners and dropped kerbs to ensure that pedestrians stay in their part of the street, and do not interfere with passing cars.

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