Drivers puzzled by TINY parking spaces at Cornwall car park

A little tight!? Drivers puzzled by the tiny parking spaces at Cornwall car park with barely enough space for half a car

  • Tiny parking spaces at the Belle Vue Short Stay car park have baffled locals
  • A photo shows a car crammed into space with rear wheels and a trunk on the line
  • Motorists laughing at parking would only cost half the price because of tiny spaces
  • Residents said everyone would need small vehicles to use the parking spaces

Drivers have been puzzled by tiny parking spaces in a Cornwall car park that barely have room for half a car.

The tiny new parking bays at Belle Vue Short Stay car park in Saltash, Cornwall are so small that other drivers have joked that cars should try to squeeze in sideways.

A fun image shows a car crammed into a space with its rear wheels and trunk above the line.

The tiny new parking bays at Belle Vue Short Stay car park in Saltash, Cornwall, are so small that other drivers have said cars should try to squeeze in sideways.

Motorists joked that parking would only cost half the price due to the tiny spaces

Motorists joked that parking would only cost half the price due to the tiny spaces

How big should the parking spaces be?

The current average size of parking spaces is 2.4 meters by 4.8 meters.

The maneuvering space (roadways) between the spans is six metres.

However, the dimensions can be revised to meet particular needs.

Some car parks are now designed with a thick colored outline around the bays, an area allowing better access.

Source: British Parking Association

Motorists joked that parking would only cost half the price due to the tiny spaces.

According to locals, spaces have always been an annoyance, but people wondered if they were meant to be aside.

Some have taken to social media on the local Saltash Community Facebook group to talk about small spaces.

One of the reviewers felt that the spaces were designed for tiny vehicles such as motorcycles and smart cars.

Online others said ‘I bet you get fined for parking on the lines’ while another said ‘Does that mean you only have to pay half the Parking Fee?”

However, the rest of the car park has normal sized spaces.

It’s only along the wall where the parking spaces are smaller than the others.

According to Cornwall Live, the council was asked about the new miniature spaces but did not respond.

According to advice from the British Parking Association, off-street spaces should be 2.4 meters by 4.8 meters long.

But the association says the dimensions “may be revised to meet your particular needs, but remember that good access and wider bays allow efficient use of the parking area”.

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