Although People's Parking is an accreditation for car parks many of the posts on our facebook page are from people complaining about the problem of pavement parking. This is an issue for wheelchair and scooter users, parents with buggies and visually impaired people as when a vehicle parks on the pavement there is not enough space for people to pass and instead they are forced onto the road.
authorities can use existing Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) to ban pavement
parking on certain roads but it is a time-consuming, expensive and bureaucratic
process. The limited geographical scope of TROs means that parked cars are
simply displaced to surrounding roads. The Local Government Association (LGA), which
represents more than 370 councils in England and Wales, says all councils need
extra flexibility to introduce bans if needed.
In London, parking on the pavement is banned unless specifically permitted and this law has been in place since 1974. Many campaigning organisations would like to see this law expanded to the rest of the UK.
People's Parking highlighted the problem that pavement parking causes in its response to the governments Accessibility Action Plan.
Helen Dolphin from People's Parking has recently filmed a report for Anglia TV on this issue and you can watch it here. https://www.facebook.com/Peoplesparking/videos/1890080714354983/
Posted on 11 Jan 2018 at 10:05:06