I was contacted by one of our readers who was out and about in Rye last Saturday morning because getting close to the shops was now relatively easy compared to the days of earlier this year when “park wherever you like” seemed to be the norm.
On Saturday there was plenty of parking as the new ‘parking regime’ is working well but, despite this, the two cars in the main photograph above were both parked on yellow lines – and if they had driven just 50 yards along the High Street they could have parked legally in the empty spaces there, as shown in the photograph right.
Lazy, couldn’t care less, or didn’t realise ? Whatever the reason or excuse, let’s hope it doesn’t catch on.
[Editor’s note: And what makes it worse is that the yellow lines are at that particular spot because it is opposite the junction with Market Road where vehicles have to turn right to leave the one way system – or they have to go all the way along The Mint to Strand Quay to exit – and I have witnessed many instances where cars have had to mount the pavement to turn into Market Road because of parking outside The Edinburgh Woollen Mill]
Image Credits: Rye News library .