Tesco to stamp down on lazy Stourbridge pedestrians

Tesco to stamp down on lazy Stourbridge pedestrians

Tesco to stamp down on lazy Stourbridge pedestrians

First published in Local

SUPERMARKET giant Tesco is set to stamp down on lazy Stourbridge pedestrians who have been putting their lives at risk by walking up and down busy vehicle ramps.

The culprits have been dodging their way around vehicle barriers to stroll along the 30 metre long ramps as a short cut into Bell Street - despite the fact that a continual stream of cars are coming in and out of the underground car park.

Shocked by-standers have watched in amazement as families with young children, have parked up to take advantage of Tesco's three hours free parking and then risked injury by taking the shortcut to the Crystal Leisure Centre, disregarding a sign at the bottom of the upper floor ramp, requesting they do not walk there.

Now Tesco, which owns the town centre car park, has been forced to take action.

A spokesman said: "We will be putting up signage to encourage customers to use the designated walkways, rather than the vehicle ramps."

Councillor Pete Lowe, deputy leader of Dudley Council added: "We have all seen the benefit of the three hour parking provided by Tesco and the benefit it has brought to the town.

"We are encouraging everyone to use the designated walkways and we will be monitoring the situation."

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3:52pm Wed 6 Aug 14

johnsoj2 says...

There are already signs, these people with very young children are too lazy to walk round, putting more signs up won't make any difference. Nothing will change until someone gets hurt.
There are already signs, these people with very young children are too lazy to walk round, putting more signs up won't make any difference. Nothing will change until someone gets hurt. johnsoj2
  • Score: -2

11:35pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Paul David says...

Why did Tesco not put a pedestrian part on the ramp in the first place! It was bound to happen!
Why did Tesco not put a pedestrian part on the ramp in the first place! It was bound to happen! Paul David
  • Score: 32

9:43am Thu 7 Aug 14

The Villan says...

Paul David wrote:
Why did Tesco not put a pedestrian part on the ramp in the first place! It was bound to happen!
Because the car park was designed for access to Tesco's and the new centre, not Bell Street.

Just lazy parents taking advantage of free parking.
[quote][p][bold]Paul David[/bold] wrote: Why did Tesco not put a pedestrian part on the ramp in the first place! It was bound to happen![/p][/quote]Because the car park was designed for access to Tesco's and the new centre, not Bell Street. Just lazy parents taking advantage of free parking. The Villan
  • Score: -10

1:47pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Hoohaa69 says...

It would have made more sense to incorporate pedestrian access as it is right opposite the swimming pool. Too tempting for many to make a quick dash up the ramp then walk all the way around. Lazy or not, it will always happen!
It would have made more sense to incorporate pedestrian access as it is right opposite the swimming pool. Too tempting for many to make a quick dash up the ramp then walk all the way around. Lazy or not, it will always happen! Hoohaa69
  • Score: 18

10:18pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Paul David says...

Hoohaa69 wrote:
It would have made more sense to incorporate pedestrian access as it is right opposite the swimming pool. Too tempting for many to make a quick dash up the ramp then walk all the way around. Lazy or not, it will always happen!
Exactly!!
[quote][p][bold]Hoohaa69[/bold] wrote: It would have made more sense to incorporate pedestrian access as it is right opposite the swimming pool. Too tempting for many to make a quick dash up the ramp then walk all the way around. Lazy or not, it will always happen![/p][/quote]Exactly!! Paul David
  • Score: 7

10:30pm Thu 7 Aug 14

marconi2 says...

Tesco were given permission to pull down bell St car park on the grounds that they provided parking for the town . The car park is the only place to park when using the Crystal but Tesco could have very easily incorporated a guard rail and walkway up the ramp. They didn't, why ? Because they wanted to force you to go past the store entrance, on the off chance that you will buy something. Look how the stairs , escalator or lift have been set out , you cannot exit the car park without going past the store entrance.
I actually use the ramp when I am using the excellent Crystal facilities so therefore I am not "lazy" but using the best way to get to the leisure centre, at "all my own risk". That aside the other day a Tesco employee actually went out of his way to drive his Smart car directly at me while using the ramp , he had to go out of his way to do that, driving dangerously with intent to endanger life I believe it is called, vehicle noted and will be reported if it occurs again. Maybe Tesco should be careful not to upset Stourbridge shoppers or they will start to boycott the store all together.

Yours Sincerely

A non lazy pedestrian
Tesco were given permission to pull down bell St car park on the grounds that they provided parking for the town . The car park is the only place to park when using the Crystal but Tesco could have very easily incorporated a guard rail and walkway up the ramp. They didn't, why ? Because they wanted to force you to go past the store entrance, on the off chance that you will buy something. Look how the stairs , escalator or lift have been set out , you cannot exit the car park without going past the store entrance. I actually use the ramp when I am using the excellent Crystal facilities so therefore I am not "lazy" but using the best way to get to the leisure centre, at "all my own risk". That aside the other day a Tesco employee actually went out of his way to drive his Smart car directly at me while using the ramp , he had to go out of his way to do that, driving dangerously with intent to endanger life I believe it is called, vehicle noted and will be reported if it occurs again. Maybe Tesco should be careful not to upset Stourbridge shoppers or they will start to boycott the store all together. Yours Sincerely A non lazy pedestrian marconi2
  • Score: 21

8:08am Fri 8 Aug 14

honestandfairbridge says...

Stop being lazy and walk the safe way.

The amount of times we've gone to do a shop and not been able to park because of all the gym goers and swimmers is getting stupid, and we end up having to go elsewhere.

They need to do something like Asda Halesowen whereby they charge for parking but you get it back when you spend over £5 in store. Discourage all the people who take advantage of the parking. But they can't because people will moan.

Tesco can't win and I can't bloody do my shopping at my most local supermarket. The only people who are benefiting in this is the Crystal Leisure centre as their patrons now get free parking!
Stop being lazy and walk the safe way. The amount of times we've gone to do a shop and not been able to park because of all the gym goers and swimmers is getting stupid, and we end up having to go elsewhere. They need to do something like Asda Halesowen whereby they charge for parking but you get it back when you spend over £5 in store. Discourage all the people who take advantage of the parking. But they can't because people will moan. Tesco can't win and I can't bloody do my shopping at my most local supermarket. The only people who are benefiting in this is the Crystal Leisure centre as their patrons now get free parking! honestandfairbridge
  • Score: -9

8:14am Fri 8 Aug 14

honestandfairbridge says...

marconi2 wrote:
Tesco were given permission to pull down bell St car park on the grounds that they provided parking for the town . The car park is the only place to park when using the Crystal but Tesco could have very easily incorporated a guard rail and walkway up the ramp. They didn't, why ? Because they wanted to force you to go past the store entrance, on the off chance that you will buy something. Look how the stairs , escalator or lift have been set out , you cannot exit the car park without going past the store entrance.
I actually use the ramp when I am using the excellent Crystal facilities so therefore I am not "lazy" but using the best way to get to the leisure centre, at "all my own risk". That aside the other day a Tesco employee actually went out of his way to drive his Smart car directly at me while using the ramp , he had to go out of his way to do that, driving dangerously with intent to endanger life I believe it is called, vehicle noted and will be reported if it occurs again. Maybe Tesco should be careful not to upset Stourbridge shoppers or they will start to boycott the store all together.

Yours Sincerely

A non lazy pedestrian
"Maybe tesco should be careful not to upset stourbridge shoppers or they will start to boycott the store all together"

It's not the shoppers using the ramp you fool. It's the people using the Crystal leisure Centre and walking up a CAR ramp that's the problem. Tesco aren't upsetting shoppers. They built a car park and they don't charge you...so stop whining. The store is well within their rights to not put a pedestrian ramp from an underground car park to another business! Do you even think about it from that point of view?! It's a business! They're giving people free parking regardless of whether they shop there or not, meaning people who actually want to shop there sometimes can't even park!
[quote][p][bold]marconi2[/bold] wrote: Tesco were given permission to pull down bell St car park on the grounds that they provided parking for the town . The car park is the only place to park when using the Crystal but Tesco could have very easily incorporated a guard rail and walkway up the ramp. They didn't, why ? Because they wanted to force you to go past the store entrance, on the off chance that you will buy something. Look how the stairs , escalator or lift have been set out , you cannot exit the car park without going past the store entrance. I actually use the ramp when I am using the excellent Crystal facilities so therefore I am not "lazy" but using the best way to get to the leisure centre, at "all my own risk". That aside the other day a Tesco employee actually went out of his way to drive his Smart car directly at me while using the ramp , he had to go out of his way to do that, driving dangerously with intent to endanger life I believe it is called, vehicle noted and will be reported if it occurs again. Maybe Tesco should be careful not to upset Stourbridge shoppers or they will start to boycott the store all together. Yours Sincerely A non lazy pedestrian[/p][/quote]"Maybe tesco should be careful not to upset stourbridge shoppers or they will start to boycott the store all together" It's not the shoppers using the ramp you fool. It's the people using the Crystal leisure Centre and walking up a CAR ramp that's the problem. Tesco aren't upsetting shoppers. They built a car park and they don't charge you...so stop whining. The store is well within their rights to not put a pedestrian ramp from an underground car park to another business! Do you even think about it from that point of view?! It's a business! They're giving people free parking regardless of whether they shop there or not, meaning people who actually want to shop there sometimes can't even park! honestandfairbridge
  • Score: -6

9:23am Fri 8 Aug 14

The Villan says...

Tesco need to change the arrangement for parking, this is obvious, especially during school holidays. The current system of 3 hours free parking isn't working for people who actually want to shop at Tesco's.

I think they should reduce free parking to one hour for non-patrons and a parking refund for those who shop in the store, as mentioned by 'honestandfairbridge
'.
Tesco need to change the arrangement for parking, this is obvious, especially during school holidays. The current system of 3 hours free parking isn't working for people who actually want to shop at Tesco's. I think they should reduce free parking to one hour for non-patrons and a parking refund for those who shop in the store, as mentioned by 'honestandfairbridge '. The Villan
  • Score: -6

8:21pm Fri 8 Aug 14

johnsoj2 says...

marconi2 wrote:
Tesco were given permission to pull down bell St car park on the grounds that they provided parking for the town . The car park is the only place to park when using the Crystal but Tesco could have very easily incorporated a guard rail and walkway up the ramp. They didn't, why ? Because they wanted to force you to go past the store entrance, on the off chance that you will buy something. Look how the stairs , escalator or lift have been set out , you cannot exit the car park without going past the store entrance.
I actually use the ramp when I am using the excellent Crystal facilities so therefore I am not "lazy" but using the best way to get to the leisure centre, at "all my own risk". That aside the other day a Tesco employee actually went out of his way to drive his Smart car directly at me while using the ramp , he had to go out of his way to do that, driving dangerously with intent to endanger life I believe it is called, vehicle noted and will be reported if it occurs again. Maybe Tesco should be careful not to upset Stourbridge shoppers or they will start to boycott the store all together.

Yours Sincerely

A non lazy pedestrian
I bet Tesco are quivering in their boots that Stourbridge may boycott the store - NOT!
You are being lazy, it asks you not to use the ramp and seeing as Tesco paid for the new complex and carpark (which is much improved on the old Bell Street car park) it makes sense that it should take you past their store, its called marketing.
As for a Tesco employee aiming at you -really? Why would they do that and what would they gain and if it did happen - USE THE CORRECT PATHWAY.
[quote][p][bold]marconi2[/bold] wrote: Tesco were given permission to pull down bell St car park on the grounds that they provided parking for the town . The car park is the only place to park when using the Crystal but Tesco could have very easily incorporated a guard rail and walkway up the ramp. They didn't, why ? Because they wanted to force you to go past the store entrance, on the off chance that you will buy something. Look how the stairs , escalator or lift have been set out , you cannot exit the car park without going past the store entrance. I actually use the ramp when I am using the excellent Crystal facilities so therefore I am not "lazy" but using the best way to get to the leisure centre, at "all my own risk". That aside the other day a Tesco employee actually went out of his way to drive his Smart car directly at me while using the ramp , he had to go out of his way to do that, driving dangerously with intent to endanger life I believe it is called, vehicle noted and will be reported if it occurs again. Maybe Tesco should be careful not to upset Stourbridge shoppers or they will start to boycott the store all together. Yours Sincerely A non lazy pedestrian[/p][/quote]I bet Tesco are quivering in their boots that Stourbridge may boycott the store - NOT! You are being lazy, it asks you not to use the ramp and seeing as Tesco paid for the new complex and carpark (which is much improved on the old Bell Street car park) it makes sense that it should take you past their store, its called marketing. As for a Tesco employee aiming at you -really? Why would they do that and what would they gain and if it did happen - USE THE CORRECT PATHWAY. johnsoj2
  • Score: -6

9:54pm Fri 8 Aug 14

StourbridgeLion says...

So its “lazy” to use a ramp to get into Bell Street but not lazy to take a travelator to Tesco’s doorstep. What hypocrisy!

Of course I’m not condoning being a danger to motorists but there should have been a pedestrian access for convenient access to the Crystal Leisure Centre just as there is convenient access to the supermarket. Afterall, the car park isn’t just for Tesco customers but also for the use of Dudley Council facilities these being the town hall, library and leisure centre.
So its “lazy” to use a ramp to get into Bell Street but not lazy to take a travelator to Tesco’s doorstep. What hypocrisy! Of course I’m not condoning being a danger to motorists but there should have been a pedestrian access for convenient access to the Crystal Leisure Centre just as there is convenient access to the supermarket. Afterall, the car park isn’t just for Tesco customers but also for the use of Dudley Council facilities these being the town hall, library and leisure centre. StourbridgeLion
  • Score: 12

8:13am Sat 9 Aug 14

marconi2 says...

StourbridgeLion wrote:
So its “lazy” to use a ramp to get into Bell Street but not lazy to take a travelator to Tesco’s doorstep. What hypocrisy!

Of course I’m not condoning being a danger to motorists but there should have been a pedestrian access for convenient access to the Crystal Leisure Centre just as there is convenient access to the supermarket. Afterall, the car park isn’t just for Tesco customers but also for the use of Dudley Council facilities these being the town hall, library and leisure centre.
Very well said sir "StourbridgeLion"
all the the other "whining "seems to being done by people not using the ramp for access and are just putting their "pennyworth" in. With regards to "quaking" Tesco 24 hr shopping failed, due to shopper none support.
Must go, got to get to the gym, only the car park might get full.

Yours Finally

Marconi2
[quote][p][bold]StourbridgeLion[/bold] wrote: So its “lazy” to use a ramp to get into Bell Street but not lazy to take a travelator to Tesco’s doorstep. What hypocrisy! Of course I’m not condoning being a danger to motorists but there should have been a pedestrian access for convenient access to the Crystal Leisure Centre just as there is convenient access to the supermarket. Afterall, the car park isn’t just for Tesco customers but also for the use of Dudley Council facilities these being the town hall, library and leisure centre.[/p][/quote]Very well said sir "StourbridgeLion" all the the other "whining "seems to being done by people not using the ramp for access and are just putting their "pennyworth" in. With regards to "quaking" Tesco 24 hr shopping failed, due to shopper none support. Must go, got to get to the gym, only the car park might get full. Yours Finally Marconi2 marconi2
  • Score: 8

9:58am Sat 9 Aug 14

The Villan says...

Marconi2, the ramps aren't designated walkways, fact. Plus the only one 'whining' is you, which makes your comment rather contradictory.

Carry on using the ramp, but if you get hit by a car, don't go whining to Tesco, the council or a compensation company as legally it's not a walkway and will be your fault. I would have thought parents would be more responsible, but I guess you can't govern for stupidity.
Marconi2, the ramps aren't designated walkways, fact. Plus the only one 'whining' is you, which makes your comment rather contradictory. Carry on using the ramp, but if you get hit by a car, don't go whining to Tesco, the council or a compensation company as legally it's not a walkway and will be your fault. I would have thought parents would be more responsible, but I guess you can't govern for stupidity. The Villan
  • Score: -8

12:25pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Sam Vimes says...

Eventually tesco will have to add pedestrian access to the ramp to protect themselves from terminally stupid people making injury claims against them. If only the designers had made allowances for the minority of Darwin Award entrants that would be using the facilities.
Eventually tesco will have to add pedestrian access to the ramp to protect themselves from terminally stupid people making injury claims against them. If only the designers had made allowances for the minority of Darwin Award entrants that would be using the facilities. Sam Vimes
  • Score: -9

1:11pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Mr Lees says...

If people walk sensibly and people drive sensibly nobody will get squished. No more dangerous than a narrow country lane, probably less dangerous. Let's not a mountain out if a molehill.
If people walk sensibly and people drive sensibly nobody will get squished. No more dangerous than a narrow country lane, probably less dangerous. Let's not a mountain out if a molehill. Mr Lees
  • Score: 19

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