Please let me know what this highlighted parking space is for


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    I’m voting to close this question because, well-received as it may be, it's really not about travel as defined in travel.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic.
    – brhans
    Commented May 26, 2022 at 12:51
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    @brhans presumably the people who passed their driving tests where that photo was taken knew or learned how local pavement marking works. Visitors from another place might not. We have lots of questions about rules of the road and similar things that aren't strictly about travel but are nonetheless of interest to travelers.
    – phoog
    Commented May 26, 2022 at 16:54

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It's two motorcycle parking spaces, somewhat confusingly embedded in markings of similar size that mean "don't park here".

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    @maneeshmurali the hatched areas are meant to be avoided. The way they're used doesn't fit the Highway Code but that's not surprising on private land. Also not surprising is the motorbike spaces being unlabelled Commented May 25, 2022 at 14:55
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    Interesting that the only way to enter the motorcycle/handicapped spaces is by crossing over the hatched area. You cannot enter them from the openings on the side near the store, since there are posts in the way. Commented May 25, 2022 at 19:32
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    I think those embedded markings do mean not only "do not park here" but "do not drive over here" (obiously except for parking at the designated spaces), as they delimit the lane.
    – SJuan76
    Commented May 25, 2022 at 22:24
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    @DarrelHoffman "in the US, Aldi is famous for saving money by not providing grocery bags." ... and saving the planet. In the UK, all supermarkets have stopped giving away plastic bags (by law), but they can be bought at the checkout (generally more robust / reusable ones), including Aldi. (I would have thought that someone grocery shopping on their motorcycle would already be prepared in how they would carry everything - not dependent on free grocery bags?)
    – MrWhite
    Commented May 26, 2022 at 15:01
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    @DarrelHoffman: in the rest of the world, you're expected to go to the supermarket with the bags/baskets you intend to carry stuff home in. Aldi's method of providing an area where you can pack your bags is exactly how everyone in Europe has been doing it since at least the 1950s.
    – Martha
    Commented May 26, 2022 at 21:16

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