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Photo #186150

[Observation: Other trailer flyparked at this Aldi on a later date: #187542.] [Image taken 12.9.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. The trailer is a minimum of 84cm wide. And that's when it is not moving. In use it will require more space. And a great deal more when turning. Context and link: #186149. As I was taking the measurements and taking photos someone I assume to be the manager came out. I explained the bars on which the cycle with the trailer is secured is ‘good practice’. I explained about people needing to leave luggage unattended first while they went in search of a trolley – round the other side of the shop, as far away almost as it’s possible for them to be from the cycle parking. I explained about needing to do the same after you’ve done your shop when you now leave your original items unattended, plus the products you have joust bought. And asked, And what if you have a child/children onboard? I explained what cyclists need is a trolley park next to the racks. He said he’d try passing it up the chain but added, “It depends on you getting the right person”. I said some people with mobility issues use trolleys as a support. Plus as it is family parking in front of the racks, children could be put into the trolley here instead of being carried round the corner. As I was picking up my (light, thankfully) panniers to carry them to the trolley park, a customer simply pushed her trolley towards the cycle parking. She had loaded her child into her car and the baby had started to cry… So, if there were a trolley bay here (see: #187544) it would work for many customers, including the most vulnerable, not ‘just’ people on cycles.

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