I took this photo only a couple of weeks ago on my way to a Birthday lunch. Luckily for me, I wasn’t going in the direction of that path.
A normal gutter surrounding a Disabled Parking Bay is quite a common thing to see. Apart from making no sense whatsoever and is undoubtedly not compliant, it is a pain in the butt whether you are in the wheelchair or have difficulties walking. How are you supposed to get up onto the path? Yes, I had to pose that seemly obvious question because there wasn’t much thought put into the design.
Also, while I’m on the subject of Disabled Parking Bays, have you ever noticed that very few of these parking bays have Sail Shades over them? Why? Yes, they are normally located in close proximity to entrances for ease of access into wherever you are going but to me, it seems like you need to choose between a shaded parking spot or a close one.
Before I had my own van with a hoist on the back to enable to me to just wheel myself in, I had no choice but to use Disabled Parking Bays because I needed the extra space to open my door right up and for my wheelchair to get down the side of the car. On a hot summer’s day it would be near impossible for me to get in and out of a car because I had to pull myself up using the burning hot door frame to transfer into my wheelchair.
I’m unsure how but I managed to avoid getting third degree burns each time.