Unofficial car-sharing on edge of Winchester to stop after new restrictions agreed (From Romsey Advertiser)
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Unofficial car-sharing on edge of Winchester to stop after new restrictions agreed
7:00am Saturday 16th February 2013 in Winchester
WINCHESTER civic chiefs have taken action to stop unofficial car-sharing at the Hockley Viaduct near Winchester.
Commuters have been parking at the lay-by on Hockley Link, next to the Hockley Viaduct, and sharing cars onto work.
Leaving their cars all day has clogged up the layby and deprived other drivers of a space or people wanting to visit the viaduct or the riverside walk along the Itchen.
A city council report said commuters can easily use the South Winchester Park and Ride only a couple of hundred yards away.
Cllr Vicki Weston, the portfolio holder for planning and transport, has agreed a four-hour waiting limit with no return for eight hours, Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm, to stop the commuter use.
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