Edinburgh, George Street, MH parking ticket

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by DonA4000, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. DonA4000

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    I popped into town today by bus because I can't be bothered trying to park the car, so I was walking along George Street and see this French motorhome parked in 2 bays next to the kirb (for those of you that don't know George Street has a long central row of parking and some kirb side parking) so the motorhome has bought 2 parking tickets for the 2 bays and has them clearly displayed in the window but as the Edinburgh traffic wardens known as Meanies have their reputation to keep up have issued a parking fine :Angry:

    What gets me is that the council should be encouraging/welcoming foreign tourist to the city and they had paid for 2 bays.



    On a completely different note, seen as I just found out the hard way, if you're visiting Glasgow the bus lanes are 24hrs and the council have invested in Super Cameras @17k each to catch you through the night :Angry:
     
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    It does appear that no local council likes MH's and where ever we go we always try and buy from the local shops.
    Have been down in Glasgow several times in the last month or so and stay at CC site at Strathclyde Country Park because they run a mini bus into the town centre or to the SECC / football or whatever is on so no hassle trying to park the HM
     
  3. Jim and Lorraine

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    I agree,
    Our perception when we park up is " not another Motorhome"
    We feel the attitude is if we allow one, before we know it we will have a travellers site, with milk churns and Transit pick ups etc
    if you know where I'm coming from.
     
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    The thing that surprises me is how somebody managed to find two adjacent free parking bays on George Street.

    Whether or not use of 2 bays is allowed varies throughout the country and, like any parking anywhere, it is up to the individual to make sure they are parking in accordance with local conditions not assume. Also, parking within busy city centres is - as we all know - at a premium anyway so it should come as no surprise that it is heavily restricted.

    As regards dislike of motorhomes, the fact is that of over 400 councils in the UK, less than 22% have no off-street parking facilities for motorhomes - and even there on-street parking is usually available somewhere. The majority of those 22% are in areas which are not popular visitor destinations.
     
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  5. Trikimiki

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    Being a life long Glaswegian, I would like to defend this, war torn, cratered road City.
    As far as I know there is no[HI] particular[/HI] provision for Motorhomes in the City. That said if you know the City well you can find masses of places, where you can park a van. Having given it a little thought overnight here are a couple of solutions. Park and ride Shields Road, no specific parking bays, but no height restrictors, unless recently erected, in the outdoor park, several streets around most of the out of town underground stations, but being a small underground system takes 15 mins from furthest out station.
    As for Glasgow bus lanes being 24 hour, only in very few locations, all have huge signs informing you of hours of operation, usually 7.30 to 9.30 and 4.30 till 6pm

    Please do not let the scare monger stories keep you away. This City is a positive vibrant place.

    If you need any info just PM me and I will try and help if I can.
     
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  6. DonA4000

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    With the parking you would have thought that paying for 2 bays would be ok! They where probably just passing through and wanted a couple of city photos before moving on.

    @Trikimiki

    Thanks for the update on the bus lanes, as I'm very rarely in Glasgow and use to seeing times up for bus lane use I didn't know that if there's no time then its 24hrs. The thing was I'm trying to navigate through the city the satnav kept loosing signal, I knew that a left turn was coming up so moved over into the bus lane thinking well its late a night the bus lane won't be running :Doh:

    :Smile:
     
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    I went to Glasgow once,40 years ago, but then I'll try anything ONCE!
     
  8. GJH

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    It struck me a few minutes ago - I wonder what parking for motorhomes is like in the Paris equivalent of George Street :Smile:
     
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    We tried, once, but couldn't find the car park we had been told was OK for the van. We saw the signs - several signs - but they always seemed to be pointing in the direction we had just come from. We gave up and left :Smile:

    We do intend going to one of the C&CC THSs at Bridge of Allan some time though, so that we can explore Glasgow, Stirling &c :Smile:
     
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    Bridge of Allan is good for Stirling but a bit of a trek to come into Glasgow, especially if you want to look around for the whole day
     
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    Thanks. I must have read the write-ups wrongly :Smile:
     
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    We visit Paris often but usually stay n a site then metro or RER in but have seen lots of motorhomes asked down by the Seine and in the streets around the Eiffel Tour some overnight ! Never been brave enough to give it a try though !! :Rofl1:
     
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    Graham - easy to take the van from Bridge of Allan to Springkerse Retail Park, Stirling - Park & Ride to Stirling town centre/rail station - train to Glasgow, very regular service.
    Pat
     
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    Thanks Pat. Trikimiki has already given me a "heads up" for the train to Glasgow Queen street station.

    Looks like we shall have to make a trip after all that help :Smile:

    Also fancy looking at the Falkirk Wheel - trouble is if my mate's brothers in law caught me I'd never leave town sober (though I'd still have a full wallet) :BigGrin:
     
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    Gotta be honest, don't get people who want to park in cities, just don't get it,:Eeek:
     
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    The Falkirk wheel is well worth a visit, with plenty of parking, it's got to be one of the best bit of engineering I've very seen. :thumb:
     
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    Falkirk wheel

    Good experience but use the South side parking. There's very limited MH space on Millennium Wheel Drive and barriers on the main car park on that side.

    Brian
     
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    I am in the middle of a row with the Edinburgh parking department over their lack of information for motorhomers. They said "whilst motor homes would be able to park in the city this would only be if they could fit wholly within the markings of a public parking bay.

    In parking zones 1 to 4 each public parking bay is individually marked but outwith these zones the public parking bays are not marked out individually so it would be possible to park a motor home there without risk of receiving a parking ticket for being outwith the bay markings.

    Any vehicle that takes up two individual bay regardless of whether they have paid for both of them would be liable to receive a parking ticket under parking legislation

    Information on zones and pricing can be found in our interactive parking map, if I can assist you with any other queries please do not hesitate to contact me.
    "

    So I am asking for the 'legislation' since there is not any information which is either helpful or relevant on their parking web site. During my searches I found this web site which claims that parking fines in Edinburgh have been illegal for 12 years! But I'm not sure what date it is...

    I'm just being awkward really...
     
  19. Trikimiki

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    Just past St Andrews house, there is a car park with large spaces as it is laid out for coaches in truth, however if you pay your cash cannot see why you could not park there, and will certainly be within their lines, problem is by memory, it is £3 an hour, but as coach drivers usually sit on bus they never pay and chat to the attendant when he / she appears, or drive off
     
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    Having been in contact with Edinburgh City Council on and off over the last 7 years or so I would be surprised if their traffic orders were illegal. If it were me I would rather use a P&R and get the bus in, anyway, that try driving a large vehicle round the streets of a city like Edinburgh :Smile:

    I would caution against using coach bays anywhere without checking that they can be used by other vehicles. Many are specifically for coaches.

    That appealnow article would carry more weight if it had a date of publication, especially as it refers to the implementation of a new TRO (which might well be now in place) and "the past 12 years" (since when?). All it has are two copyright statements with different dates.
     
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