Leicester

Council parking bays criticised in Leicester

Parking bays in Leicester
Image caption De Montfort University said cars have found the parking bays hard to get around

New parking bays on a one-way street in Leicester have been criticised by staff at a nearby university.

Leicester City Council had painted the spaces on both sides of the one-way Gosling Street leaving no room for vehicles to get through.

It said it had now fixed the problem, but the pay-and-display bays will remain.

De Montfort University said it still wanted them to be scrapped as vehicles have found them hard to get around.

Colleen Thorneycroft, a manager at the university, said: "I was totally shocked. There are other means of slowing down traffic on one-way streets such as speed cushions which would be far safer."

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