victor wrote: Takeitasread wrote: victor wrote: Takeitasread wrote:
Alister1 wrote: I honestly don't understand why the residents park on the street with all the land they have!
Perhaps some of them have friends that like to drop in?
No, they've just got too many cars, like all my neighbours. They all have plenty of driveway space on their properties, but somehow still manage to fill up the road kerbs with cars. (Of course, they probably think I'm the odd one, with my perpetually-empty driveway
Righto, I'll pop next door now and tell the old girl to start parking her car in her non-existent driveway. She is just so selfish.
Did you see anything in my previous post where I claimed that all
Melbourne residents have off-street parking?
In case you weren't clear about my previous post, I live in a suburb with minimal multi-dwelling properties. It's almost exclusively standalone houses with plenty of off-street parking. Does that clarify it for you now?
Well I thought it was all pretty clear too, but clearly I was wrong. I was responding to Alister1 talking specifically about Mont Albert Road, who couldn't work out why so many of the residents there parked on the street when they had so much land (a bit of a generalisation but no matter). I then subtly suggested perhaps there were other reasons, such as friends dropping in (I could give many other reasons as well, but chose to be subtle). You then suggested that no, it was because they all had too many cars (again a big generalisation but no matter) like all your neighbours (not sure how that is relevant to Glenferrie and Mont Albert Roads unless you live on one of them) and they all had driveways on their properties (not sure if you mean your suburb - which is irrelevant to this topic - or Mont Albert and Glenferrie Roads in which case it is a major generalisation and completely wrong).
I live on Mont Albert Road so have a reasonable grasp of the area. My neighbour (a very senior lady) has no driveway and no off street parking, so parks in the street on the bike lane as she is legally entitled to. Should she park in a side street to assist cyclists? Hmmm, given the current contempt for cyclists I think that is not going to happen.
Happy to leave it there though, as clearly the discussion isn't going anywhere and the locals have little idea.