It’s a bit of a squeeze! Biker’s parking peeve

Motorbike parking bay in Foster Hill Road car park, Bedford.
Motorbike parking bay in Foster Hill Road car park, Bedford.

A motorcyclist was presented with a puzzling conundrum when he attempted to park up.

Dave Jepson discovered that this slim line parking bay in Bedford’s Foster Hill Road car park was impossible to use.

Motorbike parking bay in Foster Hill Road car park, Bedford.

Motorbike parking bay in Foster Hill Road car park, Bedford.

The Bedford security worker said: “Someone wasn’t thinking. I don’t know how it got from planning to another person, to another person and down to the line guy without someone realising it wasn’t right.

“You can’t get anything in there.

“How stupid can someone be. Obviously someone who doesn’t ride a bike has put that there.”

Bedford Borough Council said an error had been made by the contractors employed to paint the white lines.

The parking bay.

The parking bay.

They were due to return this week to create a hatched box, where the motorbike parking bay currently is.

A spokesman for the council said: “An error was made by our contractors when marking out the bays which was quickly spotted and will be put right this morning (Tuesday). There are several useable motorcycle parking bays available at the location in the meantime.”