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How selfish can one household be

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by steven1988, 11 Oct 2017.

  1. steven1988

    steven1988 Active Member

    Location:
    Sheffield
    Just to put into context, I live on a road of terrace houses on both sides, where the road is only wide enough to park cars down one side of the road. A neighbour has 4 cars on the street for him, his other half and 2 adult kids.

    Imagine my surprise when I come home today to them moving some of their friends in with their 2 kids and another 4 cars. Surely 8 cars in one four bedroom terrace house is taking the you know what.

    So joy of joys my journey home included a walk from 2 streets away because i can no longer park outside. Grrrrr.
     
  2. I'm in a bad parking situation and I sympathise but ....

    I would hesitate calling 4 adults living in a terrace house finding room for another family with kids to share with them selfish. That sounds the opposite of selfish.
     
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  3. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Location:
    Sutton
    Contact your council about bringing in permit parking. I'm guessing all your other neighbours will support the application

    A reason why I'd never live somewhere without OSP
     
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  4. BASS 666

    BASS 666 New Member

    Location:
    BELFAST
    if it were me id say something but thats just me ... appeal to their nice side if they have one ...
     
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  5. Again, to repeat: someone who is willing to take in a family of 4, has a nice side.
     
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    steven1988

    steven1988 Active Member

    Location:
    Sheffield
    The family who are moving in put their house up for sale as they are emigrating, apparently there has been issues with where they are moving too but it should all be sorted in 6 to 12 months.
     
  7. BASS 666

    BASS 666 New Member

    Location:
    BELFAST
    maybe so but you have to consider other people who live in the street and take count of what problems you cause for people who were there before you ...
     
  8. Not really. Parking is a free for all. First come first serve.

    And tbh, as mentioned above, it's an economical use of a house.
     
    Last edited: 11 Oct 2017
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  9. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Should be like Japan where you can't buy a car unless you have a certificate from the police to prove you have somewhere off the road to keep it. No certificate, no permit to buy, although in some cities they will let you buy the tiny Kei cars without one.

    I think its selfish for any household to inflict their parked car on the rest of society while its not being used at night.
     
  10. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
    I live in west London and have to pay £120 a year for a residents parking permit. It's not uncommon for the nearest available parking space to be 150 yards away. Nobody has a personal right to park on the piece of public highway directly outside their house round here. I think that applies to the rest of the country too.
     
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    steven1988

    steven1988 Active Member

    Location:
    Sheffield
    I'm not asking to park outside my house the same street, or even the next street on would be nice though
     
  12. Drago

    Drago Guru

    But when you park in the next street aren't you depriving one of their residents of somewhere to park?

    I appreciate you feel aggrieved at your neighbours, but you seem oblivious to the fact that you're inflicting the same on someone somewhere else.
     
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  13. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Location:
    Sutton
    Not 8 fold however
     
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    steven1988

    steven1988 Active Member

    Location:
    Sheffield
    I park in the car park of the local pub, with the say so from the land Lord.
     
  15. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Excellent. So what's the problem?
     
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