THE FIGHT against selfish drivers continues in Bradford as residents and business owners demand more respect when it comes to parking.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Earlier this month, the T&A told of one businessman's endless frustration with "horrendous" parking on Leeds Road.

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In just one incident, the driver of a VW Golf blocked the pavement in front of EastZEast before spending hours at a meal.

And it wasn't just a one-off, he explained, with the worst parking reported to be on Friday nights and weekends.

The businessman said: "It's not safe for anyone, whether it's the elderly or children. It's clearly not on.

"I feel they need to be fined."

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Some individuals have no respect or care for our environment. They deliberately destroy the pavements which are for pedestrian use, cause inconvenience to neighbours distress to parents with Prams and wheelchair users.They create their own Highway Code rules and if you try to educate the ignorant individual they become defensive and find every reason to justify their selfish behaviour of parking on a pavement. B4B will work with BFD council and local councillors to eradicate this menace from our streets and roads. - Inayah Sher of Bradford4Better

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This month, Bradford Council voted for a committee of councillors to look at the available options to tackle motorists who park on the pavement.

Brought forward by Councillor Alun Griffiths (Lib Dem, Idle and Thackley), the motion said “parking on pavements is ‘detrimental to the quality of life of those in the locality,’ especially the elderly, disabled and those with young children.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Meanwhile police are hard at work with Operation Steerside, aimed at toughening up on drivers who don't uphold the law.

How can I report bad parking to police?

People should contact the Bradford force behind Operation Steerside, who now have a dedicated email address: bd.steerside@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

This is for: Dash cam recordings, passing on information about illegal drivers or cars and telling officers about areas where you think they need to patrol.

People can also use the 101 live chat service.

Bradford's worst parking fails

T&A readers send their worst examples of parking spotted around Bradford

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T&A readers send their worst examples of parking spotted around Bradford

A Parking Spot others will die for! Illegal parking blocking access to an AED. Roberts Park, Saltaire.

A Parking Spot others will die for!
Illegal parking blocking access to an AED. Roberts Park, Saltaire.
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Thornton Road Girlington. Monday morning. 9am. Heavy snow. Van parked on double yellows in front of traffic lights and crossing. While occupants in cafe having a breakfast. Disgraceful. Dangerous.

Thornton Road Girlington. Monday morning. 9am. Heavy snow. Van parked on double yellows in front of traffic lights and crossing. While occupants in cafe having a breakfast. Disgraceful. Dangerous.
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Thornton Road Girlington. Monday morning. 9am. Heavy snow. Van parked on double yellows in front of traffic lights and crossing. While occupants in cafe having a breakfast. Disgraceful. Dangerous.
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Thornton Road Girlington. Monday morning. 9am. Heavy snow. Van parked on double yellows in front of traffic lights and crossing. While occupants in cafe having a breakfast. Disgraceful. Dangerous.
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Parked on the grass verge on multiple occasions.

Parked on the grass verge on multiple occasions.
Community contributor

I was walking up Toller Lane and noticed this!

I was walking up Toller Lane and noticed this!
Community contributor

Parked on footpath. Lady with pushchair had to go on the road as could not get past the car the selfish driver parked.

Parked on footpath. Lady with pushchair had to go on the road as could not get past the car the selfish driver parked.
Mohammed Awais
Parked on footpath. Lady with pushchair had to go on the road as could not get past the car the selfish driver parked.
Mohammed Awais

What gives this person the right to park like this? When it is a public footpath, as you can see he's not only parked illegally, he's also blocked people from passing and also people from getting to the bus stop. This photograph was taken on 7 February at 1:35pm.

What gives this person the right to park like this? When it is a public footpath, as you can see he's not only parked illegally, he's also blocked people from passing and also people from getting to the bus stop. This photograph was taken on 7 February at 1:35pm.
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Crawford Avenue

Crawford Avenue
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This car is parked over the dropped kerb outside an assisted living home. Many people who live here are wheelchair users. Car park available to the left of this photo!

This car is parked over the dropped kerb outside an assisted living home. Many people who live here are wheelchair users. Car park available to the left of this photo!
stephanie Keogh

Awful parking

Awful parking
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Bradford University Staff Car Park on Great Horton Road, Bradford 7

Bradford University Staff Car Park on Great Horton Road, Bradford 7
Wayne Hardy

Totally blocked the foot path on Lilycroft Road opposite Andres bakery. No consideration for pedestrians whatsoever.

Totally blocked the foot path on Lilycroft Road opposite Andres bakery. No consideration for pedestrians whatsoever.
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Totally blocked the foot path on Lilycroft Road opposite Andres bakery. No consideration for pedestrians whatsoever.
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On Sticker Lane, window installation company parked on pavement. Causing a danger for pedestrians.

On Sticker Lane, window installation company parked on pavement. Causing a danger for pedestrians.
Community contributor

Just badly parked on Sunbridge Road. The woman in the photo is not the owner or involved.

Just badly parked on Sunbridge Road. The woman in the photo is not the owner or involved.
Community contributor

Abandoned

Abandoned
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council taxi parked blocking pavement

council taxi parked blocking pavement
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council taxi parked blocking pavement
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Blocking footpath outside launderette on Lumb lane

Blocking footpath outside launderette on Lumb lane
Stuart Wright

Just about every weekend and through the week cars are parked up on the pathways causing obstructions for the disabled and pushchairs. As we know it does state in the highway code that if a roadway is marked then that rule applies to the pathway as well. Local council know of this problem and nothing seems to get done. So the traffic wardens could actually get revenue from this if they came up here. Even when the school runs happen they still park in permit only places as well as marked pathways. But they also block off the disabled ramp ways on the paths. What really makes you laugh it that the school has hundreds of parking areas within the ground but very rarely get used for the football pitches based on Haycliffe Lane. I have sent a message to the school just saying put up a notice on the gates of the football pitch so cure it but I didn't get any response. We even get them driving up the wrong way on the one way system. It seems the school has no interest of this problem, but it's them which has caused this, simple letters and notices should help, Councillor Joanne Dodds knows this problem well. This is my last resort in trying to get some help, when you have seen wheelchairs using the road then no consideration has been given by these lazy people who want to park as close as they can to the football pitch.

Just about every weekend and through the week cars are parked up on the pathways causing obstructions for the disabled and pushchairs. As we know it does state in the highway code that if a roadway is marked then that rule applies to the pathway as well. Local council know of this problem and nothing seems to get done. So the traffic wardens could actually get revenue from this if they came up here. Even when the school runs happen they still park in permit only places as well as marked pathways. But they also block off the disabled ramp ways on the paths. What really makes you laugh it that the school has hundreds of parking areas within the ground but very rarely get used for the football pitches based on Haycliffe Lane. I have sent a message to the school just saying put up a notice on the gates of the football pitch so cure it but I didn't get any response. We even get them driving up the wrong way on the one way system. It seems the school has no interest of this problem, but it's them which has caused this, simple letters and notices should help, Councillor Joanne Dodds knows this problem well. This is my last resort in trying to get some help, when you have seen wheelchairs using the road then no consideration has been given by these lazy people who want to park as close as they can to the football pitch.
T&A reader
Just about every weekend and through the week cars are parked up on the pathways causing obstructions for the disabled and pushchairs. As we know it does state in the highway code that if a roadway is marked then that rule applies to the pathway as well. Local council know of this problem and nothing seems to get done. So the traffic wardens could actually get revenue from this if they came up here. Even when the school runs happen they still park in permit only places as well as marked pathways. But they also block off the disabled ramp ways on the paths. What really makes you laugh it that the school has hundreds of parking areas within the ground but very rarely get used for the football pitches based on Haycliffe Lane. I have sent a message to the school just saying put up a notice on the gates of the football pitch so cure it but I didn't get any response. We even get them driving up the wrong way on the one way system. It seems the school has no interest of this problem, but it's them which has caused this, simple letters and notices should help, Councillor Joanne Dodds knows this problem well. This is my last resort in trying to get some help, when you have seen wheelchairs using the road then no consideration has been given by these lazy people who want to park as close as they can to the football pitch.
T&A reader
Just about every weekend and through the week cars are parked up on the pathways causing obstructions for the disabled and pushchairs. As we know it does state in the highway code that if a roadway is marked then that rule applies to the pathway as well. Local council know of this problem and nothing seems to get done. So the traffic wardens could actually get revenue from this if they came up here. Even when the school runs happen they still park in permit only places as well as marked pathways. But they also block off the disabled ramp ways on the paths. What really makes you laugh it that the school has hundreds of parking areas within the ground but very rarely get used for the football pitches based on Haycliffe Lane. I have sent a message to the school just saying put up a notice on the gates of the football pitch so cure it but I didn't get any response. We even get them driving up the wrong way on the one way system. It seems the school has no interest of this problem, but it's them which has caused this, simple letters and notices should help, Councillor Joanne Dodds knows this problem well. This is my last resort in trying to get some help, when you have seen wheelchairs using the road then no consideration has been given by these lazy people who want to park as close as they can to the football pitch.
T&A reader
Just about every weekend and through the week cars are parked up on the pathways causing obstructions for the disabled and pushchairs. As we know it does state in the highway code that if a roadway is marked then that rule applies to the pathway as well. Local council know of this problem and nothing seems to get done. So the traffic wardens could actually get revenue from this if they came up here. Even when the school runs happen they still park in permit only places as well as marked pathways. But they also block off the disabled ramp ways on the paths. What really makes you laugh it that the school has hundreds of parking areas within the ground but very rarely get used for the football pitches based on Haycliffe Lane. I have sent a message to the school just saying put up a notice on the gates of the football pitch so cure it but I didn't get any response. We even get them driving up the wrong way on the one way system. It seems the school has no interest of this problem, but it's them which has caused this, simple letters and notices should help, Councillor Joanne Dodds knows this problem well. This is my last resort in trying to get some help, when you have seen wheelchairs using the road then no consideration has been given by these lazy people who want to park as close as they can to the football pitch.
T&A reader

Aldi in Bingley

Aldi in Bingley
Community contributor

Outside a school on the crossing. One of many the same day. No traffic warden in sight.

Outside a school on the crossing. One of many the same day. No traffic warden in sight.
Community contributor

Can't be bothered, no respect. Look at the state of the brand new paving flags, the council resorts to tarmacing the damaged paving. There's no hope.

Can't be bothered, no respect. Look at the state of the brand new paving flags, the council resorts to tarmacing the damaged paving. There's no hope.
Community contributor

This parked car fully blocks the pedestrian pavement. Many parents use this route to take their kids to nearby schools and nurseries. This driver forces parents, with young children and babies in pushchair, to walk on the road to continue their journey. This photo is taken beginning of January 2020 in very busy school morning.

This parked car fully blocks the pedestrian pavement. Many parents use this route to take their kids to nearby schools and nurseries. This driver forces parents, with young children and babies in pushchair, to walk on the road to continue their journey. This photo is taken beginning of January 2020 in very busy school morning.
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This parked car fully blocks the pedestrian pavement. Many parents use this route to take their kids to nearby schools and nurseries. This driver forces parents, with young children and babies in pushchair, to walk on the road to continue their journey. This photo is taken beginning of January 2020 in very busy school morning.
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This car was parked in BD8 on Woodlands Terrace

This car was parked in BD8 on Woodlands Terrace

This is Leeds City Council van parked in Thornbury (everyday) for hours at a time so I expect the driver lives locally. It parks so far on the path that even without my pram it’s difficult trying to squeeze through. The road itself isn’t a busy one, but definitely a dangerous one that drivers from Leeds Road use to avoid traffic at busy times. Many of them speeding. I did flag this with Leeds Council and they have sorted out the issue with the driver and he no longer parks there, but it’s just one of many examples of inconsiderate parking in Bradford.

This is Leeds City Council van parked in Thornbury (everyday) for hours at a time so I expect the driver lives locally. It parks so far on the path that even without my pram it’s difficult trying to squeeze through. The road itself isn’t a busy one, but definitely a dangerous one that drivers from Leeds Road use to avoid traffic at busy times. Many of them speeding. I did flag this with Leeds Council and they have sorted out the issue with the driver and he no longer parks there, but it’s just one of many examples of inconsiderate parking in Bradford.
This is Leeds City Council van parked in Thornbury (everyday) for hours at a time so I expect the driver lives locally. It parks so far on the path that even without my pram it’s difficult trying to squeeze through. The road itself isn’t a busy one, but definitely a dangerous one that drivers from Leeds Road use to avoid traffic at busy times. Many of them speeding. I did flag this with Leeds Council and they have sorted out the issue with the driver and he no longer parks there, but it’s just one of many examples of inconsiderate parking in Bradford.

Just to show it happens elsewhere other than Bradford, this at Meagill rise Otley.

Just to show it happens elsewhere other than Bradford, this at Meagill rise Otley.
AN Otley Yorkshireman

My neighbour - horrendous parking, blocking my driveway.

My neighbour - horrendous parking, blocking my driveway.
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My neighbour - horrendous parking, blocking my driveway.
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Parking on grass verge and footpath

Parking on grass verge and footpath
Community contributor

These 2 cars park together all the time, they never move. I have a walking frame and can't get past either of them and have to walk on the road for some way.

These 2 cars park together all the time, they never move. I have a walking frame and can't get past either of them and have to walk on the road for some way.
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These 2 cars park together all the time, they never move. I have a walking frame and can't get past either of them and have to walk on the road for some way.
Community contributor

Obviously has got to the parking lesson yet.

Obviously has got to the parking lesson yet.
Community contributor

The worst thing is I have seen traffic wardens just stroll past/walk around vehicles badly parked/all four wheels on the pavement. Same with parking opposite Lillycroft Road Police station and takeaways along there. What is the police and the council doing about it?

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The worst example in Bradford? Dont worry its at the Girls Grammar School - Ambulances struggle to get past all the badly parked cars.

The worst example in Bradford?

Dont worry its at the Girls Grammar School - Ambulances struggle to get past all the badly parked cars.
Community contributor
The worst example in Bradford?

Dont worry its at the Girls Grammar School - Ambulances struggle to get past all the badly parked cars.
Community contributor

Bradford Girls Grammar School. Not double parked but triple parking. Parents don't care.

Bradford Girls Grammar School.
Not double parked but triple parking.
Parents don't care.
Community contributor

not enough room to park, just reverse in and block the path.

not enough room to park, just reverse in and block the path.
Steve Redmonds

Day in day out, the same old.

Day in day out, the same old.
Community contributor
Day in day out, the same old.
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Day in day out, the same old.
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Day in day out, the same old.
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Totally clear street but they still double park

Totally clear street but they still double park
Dawn Richmond

The driver of this car regularly parks (not only to drop-off kids) on this same spot every morning (8.30-8.45) in front of Poplars Farm Primary School and Nursery and creates a road block and safety hazard for all other road users especially the kids/parents crossing the road. As we all know this type of parking (on 'keep-clear' markings) is illegal and as a matter of fact it also shows a clear disrespect to all the efforts that both the parents and the school combinedly put forward to maintain a safe environment for the kids. I've requested the school to make a note of this as a matter of urgency and try to warn this driver of their unacceptable attitude and practice.

The driver of this car regularly parks (not only to drop-off kids) on this same spot every morning (8.30-8.45) in front of Poplars Farm Primary School and Nursery and creates a road block and safety hazard for all other road users especially the kids/parents crossing the road. As we all know this type of parking (on 'keep-clear' markings) is illegal and as a matter of fact it also shows a clear disrespect to all the efforts that both the parents and the school combinedly put forward to maintain a safe environment for the kids. I've requested the school to make a note of this as a matter of urgency and try to warn this driver of their unacceptable attitude and practice.
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Someone gone to pray in mosques on Ivanhoe Road Waverley Road without thinking of the trouble and danger he caused to a mother with push chair.

Someone gone to pray in mosques on Ivanhoe Road Waverley Road without thinking of the trouble and danger he caused to a mother with push chair.
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Someone gone to pray in mosques on Ivanhoe Road Waverley Road without thinking of the trouble and danger he caused to a mother with push chair.
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Someone gone to pray in mosques on Ivanhoe Road Waverley Road without thinking of the trouble and danger he caused to a mother with push chair.
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Taking up disabled spaces by the red car and second photo usual parking by this car on a cul de sac preventing emergency services and access to other residents

Taking up disabled spaces by the red car and second photo usual parking by this car on a cul de sac preventing emergency services and access to other residents
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Taking up disabled spaces by the red car and second photo usual parking by this car on a cul de sac preventing emergency services and access to other residents
Community contributor

Access road between Fitzroy and Sandford Road. There is no way through for residents. Access to the vehicle is through a puddle.

Access road between Fitzroy and Sandford Road. There is no way through for residents. Access to the vehicle is through a puddle.
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Access road between Fitzroy and Sandford Road. There is no way through for residents. Access to the vehicle is through a puddle.
Community contributor

HGV parked overnight on the entire pavement on Knowles Lane

HGV parked overnight on the entire pavement on Knowles Lane
Community contributor

Taxi parked fully on pavement.

Taxi parked fully on pavement.
Community contributor

Typical Manningham lane. Nothing to see here........!!

Typical Manningham lane. Nothing to see here........!!
Community contributor

Both cars do not park properly and also park on disabled spot

Both cars do not park properly and also park on disabled spot
Community contributor
Both cars do not park properly and also park on disabled spot
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Both cars do not park properly and also park on disabled spot
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Both cars do not park properly and also park on disabled spot
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Wibsey 24th January

Wibsey 24th January
Sue Jackson

Ok. Mine is the Rover. We're in a Doctor's clinic car park. When I came back it was like this. I managed to get out!

Ok. Mine is the Rover. We're in a Doctor's clinic car park. When I came back it was like this.
I managed to get out!
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Black car parked on path even after police warning letters sent to all residents on Denbrook Ave. White van doing what they do best on Dawson Lane.

Black car parked on path even after police warning letters sent to all residents on Denbrook Ave. White van doing what they do best on Dawson Lane.
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Black car parked on path even after police warning letters sent to all residents on Denbrook Ave. White van doing what they do best on Dawson Lane.
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Gouldbourne Street, Keighley. A professional driver by all accounts. Driver not in car.

Gouldbourne Street, Keighley. A professional driver by all accounts. Driver not in car.
Norman Jeffreys

Same issues on Leeds Rd.

Same issues on Leeds Rd.
Community contributor

Call me picky, but the driver of the white car may have just clipped the kerb when parking. Someone popping into Asda in Shipley, no blue badge and taking up not one, but TWO disabled places.

Call me picky, but the driver of the white car may have just clipped the kerb when parking. Someone popping into Asda in Shipley, no blue badge and taking up not one, but TWO disabled places.
Citizen Smith
Call me picky, but the driver of the white car may have just clipped the kerb when parking. Someone popping into Asda in Shipley, no blue badge and taking up not one, but TWO disabled places.
Citizen Smith