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    The QP is quite a large car, but I think these spaces are verging on taking the micky!



    My local council multi story, not only was the space microscopic, but I also nearly failed to fit round the bend to escape the place! I don't think ill be parking there again... Irrespective of the acoustics when inside!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattp View Post
    The QP is quite a large car, but I think these spaces are verging on taking the micky!



    My local council multi story, not only was the space microscopic, but I also nearly failed to fit round the bend to escape the place! I don't think ill be parking there again... Irrespective of the acoustics when inside!
    I hate multi-storey car parks.
    I got my GTS stuck in a Tescos one. It would not go around the corner on the way out.
    I did get a guard of honour though as the decent parking attendants closed the car park entry and escorted me out of the Entrance. If it had been a different Italian car they may have left me to destroy my alloys even more I am sure.
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    That is ridiculous. You'd struggle to fit a smart car in that spot.

    As cars are getting larger, especially with the number of SUVs on the road these days, car park space sizes need to be revisited and old car parks remarked with lower capacity. That's not going to go down well with car park owners but really needs to be done.
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    The even better news is that the parking ustazi would try and issue a parking fine for incorrectly using/ parking in the space.

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    On a positive note. The new Lexicon shopping centre in Bracknell have increased the space between parking spaces. Instead of the normal 3 inch wide strip, the spaces are separated by a blue line over 1 foot wide. It certainly makes access easier with large cars. The one issue I have drivers who use the marked pedestrian path through the car park as a parking space. It's a 5 foot wide blue path but someone always parks on it because they need to be near the stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D Walker View Post
    The even better news is that the parking ustazi would try and issue a parking fine for incorrectly using/ parking in the space.
    Your right, they do state that you must park inside the space on the terms!

    On a positive note. The new Lexicon shopping centre in Bracknell have increased the space between parking spaces. Instead of the normal 3 inch wide strip, the spaces are separated by a blue line over 1 foot wide. It certainly makes access easier with large cars. The one issue I have drivers who use the marked pedestrian path through the car park as a parking space. It's a 5 foot wide blue path but someone always parks on it because they need to be near the stores.
    The new Asda by me has done the same, a good foot and a half separation space painted between each bay, that with the fact fuel is 4p per litre cheaper than Sainsbury's has altered my shopping pattern

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    Q Parks have remarked their car parks to make the spaces between them much bigger (and presumably lose revenue as a result) but it's a much better place to park.

    Quite a few of the supermarkets now specify 2.5m x 5m parking bays instead of the standard 2.4x4.8m now to reflect the majority of SUV driver's inability to get their vans into a space.
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    I noticed that in ASDA Hatfield yesterday, nice wide spaces and cheap fuel. Didn't stop the driver of a black Ghibli parking illegally across the diagonals in front of the door though.
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    That does look particularly short and the fact its looks like its blocking the path its almost temping some moppet to bang a trolley into it.

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    Costco - nice big spaces - plenty of room, but you cant fit much in the boot so need to take the SUV instead.

    My biggest grip is why does the wife insists on trying to get as near to the door of the store as possible - I head for the spaces in a half empty aisle and park right in the middle. we just need to walk for another 2 minutes.
    Now I have to drop her off and collect the car on the return, a small price to pay for peace and quiet - with no door dings.

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