A bright blue taxi was spotted parked diagonally across Nansen Road, in Sparkhill, on Thursday and Friday mornings.

Latest in chaotic parking in Sparkhill, East Birmingham.

The council registered cab had been left with the front of the cab just touching the front wall of a house and the back end sticking out in the middle of the road.

Pedestrians and residents must steer wheelie bins and face either squeezing past the taxi’s bumper or head into the path of oncoming traffic.

Mothers with pushchairs, and those using walking frames or wheelchair users have no option but to go into the road.

A passer-by said: “It’s atrocious. It’s not acceptable that the driver has left it straddling over the pavement.

“Taxi drivers are meant to be the knights of the road. Pushchairs can’t get past. I understand there are parking issues but that’s dangerous.”

Another car is seen in footage parked in an identical manner along the terraced road.

The council was informed of the thoughtless parking but said there are no parking restrictions such as yellow lines on Nansen Road and complaints need to be forwarded to the police.

Mr Ali, 36, said: “I was walking down the road just before 10am to visit my mother and I saw the taxi parked like that. It was very bad. I had to go into the road.

“People couldn’t walk on the pavement and that’s why I sent the picture to Birmingham Live and Birmingham City Council.

“They should respect the rules of the road.”

A spokesman from TC Cars LTD said the driver “will be dealt with accordingly along with our disciplinary procedures.”

“This is not the expectations we have for our drivers whether they are at work or not, they are still representing our company”, they added.

Terrible parking is a hot topic for West Midlands Police who have led several enforcement drives to tackle drivers who abandon their cars on double yellow lines, crossings, junctions and pavements and endangering the lives of pedestrians and other road users.


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