Call to MP to ban pavement parking

By Ross Gazette reporter   |   Reporter   |
Thursday 4th January 2018 9:00 am
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Four national organisations have written to Jesse Norman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Transport, urging him to outlaw parking on pavements.

Living Streets, Guide Dogs, the British Parking Association and the Local Government Association (LGA) have written a letter highlighting the danger pavement parking poses to vulnerable pedestrians. People living with sight loss or mobility issues, and parents with buggies are at particular risk when vehicles are parked on the pavement as they’re forced onto the road and into oncoming traffic.

Pavement parking is currently prohibited in London and despite plans to extend this, it has not happened. Joe Irvin, Chief Executive, Living Streets said: “Pavements are for people, not vehicles. As well as being dangerous, vehicles parked on pavements can actually stop people being able to use their streets at all.”

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