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#1 Justaduck

Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:31 PM

Over the past year I know they are not legally enforcable and a lot of people don't like them, whether you think they are right or wrong...who do you think is entitled to park in them?

Over the past year I have seen...parents using a pram/stroller with their child, parents using a carrier and child (but no pram), parent using just the shopping trolley, but with a child in a car seat, parent with child who would be no less than 6 or 7 yrs old and people on their own.

I personally like them because they are wider and I it is almost guaranteed that I will have room to open the door to get DD out (even if someone parks on or a little over the line), and I have room to have her stroller next to the car as opposed to sitting at the boot. I would still use them if they were in the furthest parks away from the entrance, as long as they were that bit wider.

#2 niggles

Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:37 PM

Nobody. They should get rid of them. If I need more room I can park at the far end next to an empty bay.

#3 jo-v

Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:37 PM

I think they're ideally for people with babies/toddlers that are not old enough to walk. I have a 4 yr old and a 2 yr old and wouldn't park in one now as my kids are fine to walk from further away and we rarely use the buggy anymore.

Wouldn't bother me if someone parked in one and then put the child in a trolley/carrier instead of a buggy/pram, that's just personal choice.

#4 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:37 PM

Having successfully managed my two kids in the dark ages before pram parking was around I am sorely tempted to park in them to make up for what I missed out on.

#5 UpsyDaisy

Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:38 PM

Parents or carer's with children/adults with disability parking permits that can't get a disability park  ph34r.gif My bad ph34r.gif

#6 Expelliarmus

Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:39 PM

Meh, those parks are not all that ...

#7 jojonbeanie

Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:43 PM

They should be means tested. If you have lots of disposable income you are able to spend at the shops then you should get the best parking.

#8 poss71

Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:47 PM

QUOTE (jojonbeanie @ 10/01/2013, 12:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They should be means tested. If you have lots of disposable income you are able to spend at the shops then you should get the best parking.

They are!

Where I used to live, the nearest shopping centre had about a hundred PWP parking spaces. Where I live now, the nearest centre has the same number or more of seniors spaces.  It's all about getting the local demographic of big spenders into the centre.

#9 BlueUnicorn

Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:48 PM

Parents of young kids.  

I like them for the safety aspect.  With one hand on the pram and one on my 3yo I am more comfortable that my 4 yo doesn't have to cross a road without being held. I also like that they seem to be bigger so I can get in and out of the car easier.  It doesn't bother me if the child is in a trolley, carrier or pram, but I get annoyed at people whe have no kids with them parking there.

ETA, except at one of our shops it's a 'parents with prams and seniors' park which I think is also a good idea.

Edited by BlueUnicorn, 09 January 2013 - 11:51 PM.


#10 *lightning

Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:57 PM

I think anyone who needs to be close to the entrance. I have recently used one of these spots due to my DS2 getting a bit big for the pram and hating being in it. DS2 is autistic and loves wheels that spin, he will got straight for cars in motion focusing on the spinning wheels.

I think these spots are so parents can safely get their children to the door.

#11 niggles

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:06 AM

I think those spots are a marketing gimmick.

Not that I don't understand why some find them convenient but I have trouble believing that's why they are there.

#12 Bam1

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:16 AM

Anyone who happens to drive past and needs a parking spot. If they should be used by people who actually need them then they should be turned into disability parks.

#13 76 others

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:53 AM

I parked in one yesterday.  My kids are 7 and 11. They weren't with me. There was 5 and they were all free. It's not illegal. It's a gimmick and have caused that much self entitlement that it's disgusting. If one if free, I will park in it.

So many threads on here about it and posts about people fighting over them. I remember one story from here where someone went off at an elderly person afor parking in one and one very lovely person complain that sone of her shops pwp were turning into disabled spots.

Seriously, how DID people shop before?

Edited by Gloriosa, 10 January 2013 - 12:54 AM.


#14 protart roflcoptor

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:53 AM

Oh Gawd.

Can we please get a sticky thread on the following topics;
PwP parking
Disabled/accessible toilets
Ear piercing of under 8yos
Why are there so many bullies on a parenting forum, everyone should be nicer to each other.

Would save much repetition.



#15 vitaechel

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:21 AM

Usually I avoid these threads (and the above listed ones too) as they just end in nastiness, BUT... At the nearby grocery store (and a few of the baby stores) here in US they have parent parking next to the trolley store in carpark. Now that is a brilliant idea! I park my 3yo DS in trolley in the trolley park while I put DD in car. He is safer as he is not rolling around carpark (or having me jam my foot under the wheels and reach into car at the same time). I really don't care about the distance I have to walk to the store and my 3yo is more than capable of walking any carpark distance. But safety - now that is a parent carpark worth having. Oh and it also allows a bit more room to put both in carseats - most cars here are huge and my lil station wagon is usually squeezed in.

In Australia I really only used parent parking as the spaces were a bit wider and it meant I wouldn't accidentally dent the next car trying to get my kicking, screaming DS in the car. I thought of it as a service to all those who complain about irresponsible people who leave scratches on their cars...  wwhistle.gif wink.gif dev (6).gif

#16 Burro

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:56 AM

QUOTE (ossim roflcopter @ 10/01/2013, 01:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh Gawd.

Can we please get a sticky thread on the following topics;
PwP parking
Disabled/accessible toilets
Ear piercing of under 8yos
Why are there so many bullies on a parenting forum, everyone should be nicer to each other.

Would save much repetition.


Why did you open up the thread and read it? Ive been a member for a while and ive never read a topic on this before i also think about this issue everytime i park in one with a toddler and no pram. The only thing i get bored of is old members moaning that everythings been discussed before. Of course it has if you spend hours and hours a week for years on end on eb.

If this is frustrating you, move on.

#17 71Cath

Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:09 AM

QUOTE (Old Grey Mare @ 10/01/2013, 12:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Having successfully managed my two kids in the dark ages before pram parking was around I am sorely tempted to park in them to make up for what I missed out on.

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#18 FiveAus

Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:09 AM

QUOTE (Old Grey Mare @ 10/01/2013, 12:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Having successfully managed my two kids in the dark ages before pram parking was around I am sorely tempted to park in them to make up for what I missed out on.



Same, same. And we need to work out how we can get our hands on that missing Baby Bonus.

#19 mumto4boys

Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:18 AM

QUOTE (niggles @ 09/01/2013, 11:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nobody. They should get rid of them. If I need more room I can park at the far end next to an empty bay.


This. As a parent that managed 4 kids under six without special parking.

I have no issues with disabled parking and seniors parking though.



#20 Carmen02

Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:21 AM

I dont really care who parks in them i think seniors should be parking in them more often, i actually told a senior one day that he parked in there (he asked me what the symbol on the spot meant) and he was going to move his car and i told him to stay he deserves the spot more then someone who is alot younger then he is. I do park in those spots mostly due to DS2 being autisitc and a runner he is quite dangerous in a car park so the sooner we are out of it the better

#21 mumto4boys

Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:23 AM

QUOTE (FiveAus @ 10/01/2013, 05:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Same, same. And we need to work out how we can get our hands on that missing Baby Bonus.


LOL yes!

As long as I don't have to go through pregnancy and birth again, let alone all those years of supervising homework.

I don't know how we managed without paid maternity leave either.  wink.gif

#22 Mpjp is feral

Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:40 AM

Where I live they are clearly an unpopular concept as I don't think I have EVER seen a car parked I'm them that has a child seat in the car!!!

#23 Diana_Barry

Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:02 AM

I like them  tongue.gif

I park there with my DS (almost 2) because it's easier to get him in and out & shorter wrangling through the "danger zone" - dark underground car park with cars moving in all directions and a strong & heavy willful toddler who likes to run off. I usually don't take my pram when supermarket shopping, when we get inside I put him in the trolley, and the trolley comes back to the car with us.

I don't really get the fury about them, but then where I shop there is usually ample disabled/seniors parking that sits there empty.

Young kids are vulnerable around cars. I have no problem walking a longer distance on my own, but I appreciate not having to carry, lead or push my small child past a heap of cars trying to back out.

#24 feral fembo bull

Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:17 AM

I don't have kids (and, sadly, won't now). I have no problems with PWP spots -- if you have small active children (particularly more than you are able to hold on to at any given time) then I am more than happy not to have them as an added hazard while negotiating for a parking space. I choose to see PWP spots as a service to everyone biggrin.gif



#25 Lauren Bell

Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:27 AM

I would just say anyone who uses a carseat that has to get their young child out and into a pram or trolley..

By carseat I don't mean booster seat coz then they'd be over 4 I think? And able enough to walk from further away.




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