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Sainsbury’s has been criticized for “ridiculous” parking lot design

SAINSBURY’S was slammed for a new car park layout that was compared to something from Legoland.

An elaborate hairpin bend was installed at the entrance to the store in Christchurch, Dorset.

An aerial view of the hairpin that also looks like a question mark

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An aerial view of the hairpin that also looks like a question markPhoto credit: BNPS
Sainsbury's brings customers around the corner with a new car park layout

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Sainsbury’s brings customers around the corner with a new car park layoutPhoto credit: BNPS

The two-way route is said to have resulted in several near misses as drivers swerved their vehicles around the tight corners.

The location of two-speed bumps in both lanes also causes drivers to drive right through them and risk head-on collisions.

Customers say the freshly paved black track and white lines make the car park look like the driving school at Legoland in Windsor, Berks.

Others have compared the “ridiculous” layout to a real-life version of the Super Mario computer game.

The new entrance leads to a mini roundabout and from above the whole complex looks like a giant question mark, which is fitting as it leaves many customers scratching their heads.

Many have complained about the design on social media.

Samantha Blackmore-Wells said: “It’s too narrow for most cars to safely pass each other. My last car was a people carrier and I should have shopped elsewhere.

“As I approach the Sainsbury’s roundabout to enter the new ‘hairpin’ car park entrance/exit I can actually feel my stress levels rising.

“My heart is beating faster, I get hot, I feel anxious, then I usually mutter to myself, ‘Whose stupid, ridiculous idea was this; what a complete idiot'”

Simon Elvery said: “The architect/designer of Sainsbury’s new entrance should return their payment for designing the most ridiculous car park I’ve ever seen.”

Ruth Brewer wrote, “With so many twists and turns, it makes you sick to travel.”

Kevin Clarke said, “The new road layout looks like the driving school track at Legoland and is like driving around on it like playing Super Mario.”

A spokesman for Sainsbury’s said: “Feedback is important to us and we can assure our customers at Christchurch Superstore that work on our car park will soon be complete and will improve traffic flow.”

Customers say the freshly paved black track and white lines make the parking lot look like the driving school at Legoland

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Customers say the freshly paved black track and white lines make the parking lot look like the driving school at LegolandPhoto credit: BNPS

https://www.thesun.ie/motors/8592601/sainsburys-slammed-ludicrous-car-park-layout/ Sainsbury’s has been criticized for “ridiculous” parking lot design

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