Problem parkers are creating an “obstacle course” in an Aberdeen street.
Residents of Craigievar Crescent have complained that cars are parking on the pavement – forcing pedestrians out onto the road.
And Garthdee Community Council are particularly concerned about the impact it is having on those living at sheltered housing complex Craigievar Court.
Chairman Paul O’Connor said the problem seemed worse around the 27-bedroom complex.
He acknowledged parking was hard to come by in the area, but urged drivers to be more responsible.
He said: “There has been a growing problem of residents parking their cars fully on the pavements in our community and the consequences of this action is having a significant impact on those with disabilities, the elderly, parents with prams, people with mobility scooters and indeed causes a serious safety concern for the local children.
“This represents a tremendous lack of respect for people’s fellow residents and neighbours, but above all else, for the safety of our communities most vulnerable.
“A significant hot spot is Craigievar Crescent, which is yards away from the sheltered housing of Craigievar court, where every single day you will see three or four cars blocking the pavement completely.
“This is wholly unacceptable to the people of this community, and while we fully sympathise with the lack of spaces compared to the amount of cars, we simply suggest that the residents park a little further away from their home and use their two feet and walk.”
The community council has previously delivered letters through every door on the street to highlight the problem, but despite a brief improvement the issue has arisen again.
Mr O’Connor said that the number of cars parked on the pavement, combined with an increased amount of dog fouling, meant that taking a walk in the community was similar to completing an “obstacle course.”
He said: “It’s simply not acceptable and the small minority of people behaving in this way, between both problems, need to stop it and stop it now.”