Winchester City Council poised to stop car-sharing at Hockley

Hockley Viaduct: next to car-sharing lay-by

Hockley Viaduct: next to car-sharing lay-by

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WINCHESTER civic chiefs are poised to clampdown on unofficial car-sharing at the Hockley Viaduct near Winchester.

Commuters have been parking at the lay-by on Hockley Link and sharing cars onto work.

Leaving their cars all day deprives other drivers of a space or people wanting to visit the viaduct or the riverside walk along the Itchen.

A city council report said commuters can easily use the South Winchester Park and Ride only a couple of hundred yards away.

Vicki Weston, the portfolio holder for planning and transport, is being urged to agree a four-hour waiting limit with no return for eight hours, Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm, to stop the commuter use.

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12:14pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Yves1977 says...

about time! Why should people be able to park for free when the rest of us use the park and ride?
about time! Why should people be able to park for free when the rest of us use the park and ride? Yves1977
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1:53pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Hampshire Hogg says...

At last! Exactly the same thing happens on Garnier Road. Get people to use the park and ride instead of free-loading off the rest of us.
Garnier Road looks like an overflowing car park, with cars on the pavements and jammed into access gates instead of a place where we can all enjoy the green space in the city.
Clamp down on this selfish behaviour; Winchester should be for us all to enjoy.
At last! Exactly the same thing happens on Garnier Road. Get people to use the park and ride instead of free-loading off the rest of us. Garnier Road looks like an overflowing car park, with cars on the pavements and jammed into access gates instead of a place where we can all enjoy the green space in the city. Clamp down on this selfish behaviour; Winchester should be for us all to enjoy. Hampshire Hogg
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