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Photo #189181

[Image taken 8.1.23] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] For people arriving with children by car, or people with mobility issues arriving by car, the parking spaces here are easy to find. Though they are not next to the shop entrance (round the corner) and there are no trolleys here. For people who cycle - who may also have children with them, or be disabled - the arrangement is impractical and hazardous. Today, for example, the car parking spaces were full - so how to see there is cycle parking? There's no signage. And how to get to it? If you can't push your cycle? And/or if the cycle is wide: #191037. And how to leave - likely with an even heavier cycle than when you arrived? But, and this feels like a new thing here, if people can park motor vehicles next to the cycle parking they can choose to reverse in. This is what the drivers of the two vehicles nearest to the camera location have done. Neither is electric. So both pumped out particles and noxious smells straight into the covered area - ie not well ventilated - on arrival. And they will do so again when they leave. At child height (see: #189180). An acquaintance had a health practice on the ground floor of a building surrounded by car parking - with no buffer space. Her only option for ventilating the space, which got very hot in summer, was to open windows. But some drivers reversed into the spaces filling her practice with pollution both on arrival and on departure. She got notices put up on the building walls asking drivers not to reverse into the spaces next to the building. That's not possible here. So, does this need to be taught as part of the driving test? Other image here today and links: #189180.

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