CANLEY Heights resident Sheila Cowan is pleased that bollards have been installed on Aldi property in Fairfield West.
She expressed her appreciation after she read an article in last week's Champion in which a mother with a double pram said the bollards blocked her direct pathway.
The mother also said the bollards could be a problem for people in wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and for large pedestrians.
Mrs Cowan, who shops at Aldi at least once a week, understood the mother's concerns, but said she had long been hoping for bollards to be installed between Coles and Aldi.
She said she had seen too many shoppers leave their Coles trolley in the Aldi car park.
"People don't care where their trolley goes," Mrs Cowan said.
"They get in their car and leave them anywhere because they are too lazy to walk the trolley back."
She said she had a car damaged by an abandoned shopping trolley about 12 years ago at a different car park.
An Aldi spokesman said bollards were installed on its Hamilton Road site four weeks ago "to prevent trolleys from surrounding stores entering the Aldi car park and causing any accidents".
A reader of the Champion, Wal Phelps, wrote on the paper's Facebook page last week that if Coles at Fairfield West had coin-operated trolleys, similar to Aldi, there wouldn't be a problem.
"Prior to the installation of the new bollards, Coles shoppers just abandoned their trolleys all over the Aldi car park, sometimes in dangerous positions," he said.
A Coles spokeswoman said Coles would not be installing coin-operated systems on its trolleys.
"Our customers believe they are not user-friendly," she said.