Pavement Parking

When cars are parked on pavements, people who are blind and partially sighted may have to risk their lives by walking into the road just to get by. This is an issue that also impacts parents with prams, wheelchair users, older people and many others.

A survey by Guide Dogs showed that 97% of blind or partially sighted people encounter problems with street obstructions, and 90% of those had experienced trouble with a pavement parked car.

A YouGov survey from January 2013 showed that over half of motorists had considered the problems pavement parking would cause to pedestrians, but had chosen to do so regardless. It is clear change needs to happen.

A standardised law across the country would make it clear that pavement parking should be the exception, not the norm for motorists, and give local authorities real power to properly tackle this problem. We want a clear law where drivers cannot park on the pavement unless in a specifically designated area, in line with Greater London.

The devastating effects of pavement parking 

Research


Streets Ahead Survey 2013

A survey of 1,600 supporters carried out in June 2013 revealed the shocking extent of the problems street clutter causes, including that 9 out 10 people experience problems with pavement parked cars.

Parking Attitudes Survey 2013

In January 2013 a YouGov survey into parking habits revealed over half of motorists park on the pavement.

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