Penarth drivers already get plenty of practice every day in squeezing through tight gaps and maintaining courtesy and calm in the face of adversity – and this morning’s been no exception.
In Herbert Terrace outside Tesco Express there was chaos at 11:00 this morning – Penarth’s peak-shopping period.
Local drivers said it was caused by ‘considerate’ white van driver who’d elected to park directly opposite and the fact that the Tesco truck hadn’t used the designated offloading area in Herbert Terrace- just around the corner.
It also appeared the Tesco vehicle was parked right up against the branches of an overhanging tree.
Meanwhile down on Penarth Esplanade a long queues of traffic built up and drivers got out of their cars to check the cause of a hold-up.
It appeared that the driver of the new Hartons Coaches open-top double-decker service had found the big bus couldn’t get past a parked refrigerated food-delivery lorry at the pinch-point outside the Fig Tree restaurant.
The new No. B99 open-top double-decker commercial bus service runs from Penarth to Barry Island and back at weekends – but so far appears to be attracting few passengers.
That’s possibly because – although the Vale of Glamorgan Council claims to include the timetable on its web-site – there is actually no mention of the B99 service in its list of local bus services.
Anyone who wants to check the open top double-decker journey timetable has to visit the Hartons Coaches site . This is the direct link to it:- http://tinyurl.com/hdb24nd
Meanwhile the angled “chevron” parking layouts on the Esplanade and in Arcot Street are – it seems – tempting some motorists to park chevron-style, nose in – tail out , even when there aren’t any chevrons . The example above was in Clive Place.
And the parking mecca of Penarth – the Plassey St chippy – continues to produce imaginative parking solutions near the zebra crossing .
A properly parked dark car is considerately hemmed in here by no less than two double-parkers but both had – at least – kept clear of the zig-zags.