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Barry
2014-05-09 21:13:39
"EastWest Mapping Parking Symbols" from Barry Contract pics
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Parking symbols used by EastWest Mapping
I know some people here use maps by EastWest Mapping. Please review the info below and pass on, thanks.

Parking symbols in use on maps by EastWest Mapping.

There are currently three distinct parking symbols on our maps, though they vary by edition. Please refer to the attached image and/ or your map.

1) Public car park, standard purple square with white letter P. These indicate a variety of car parks where the public are normally welcome. They may vary in size, holding a half dozen cars to several hundred. Pay car parks usually have the word Pay attached. Some public car parks have the word Closed attached. These are features that are either temporarily or permanently closed due to vandalism etc.

Car parks attached to pubs, shops and churches are generally marked as public car parks. Clearly these are mainly intended for use by their prospective public customers and you do need to keep this in mind if planning to park there for several hours. At very least, ask if in doubt and of course patronise the shop and/or pub before or afterwards etc.

2) Private car park, brown square with white letter P. These indicate car parks intended typically for club member use - e.g. golf clubs. They are not open to the public and are shown simply for information as they are features on the landscape.

3) Parking spot, small purple letter P. These indicate a layby or spot along the road where you would normally be able to park from 1 to 4 cars, without blocking entrances and the road. They are not public car parks. We started plotting such spots to help with a perennial problem of people parking across gates and blocking lanes etc. If these parking spots are anywhere near a house entrance, please ask before using.

We have a small problem in that in attempting to solve one problem, we have worsened the situation in a few places. The public seem to be heading for these spots and even if they are full, squeezing in extra cars to the point of causing hassle & blockages. Please do not use these parking spots if they are hold more than a couple of cars - go somewhere else!

I would draw attention to a particular site at a place called Toor near Hollywood Glen in West Wicklow. The lanes are very narrow here and there is one largish layby near a house entrance marked with a 'Parking Spot' symbol. Please do not use this location at all - the residents are quite happy to see walkers pass by on the road but this spot has been swamped by 20+ cars on recent occasions and it is clearly not tolerable. I would also ask that if you do pass this way on foot, please pick up any rubbish that you see left behind by others.

For future editions of EastWest Mapping maps, I'm considering omitting this Parking Spot symbol altogether as clearly I can't monitor how the public use and sometimes misuse it. It's a pity as it's a useful small piece of information but that's the way of it Back to the old 'find you own spots'.

Please also pass on this information to anyone else whom you know that uses the above maps. Thanks for your help with the matter.

Barry Dalby, EastWest Mapping.
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