Guide Dogs Charity Call For Pavement Parking Ban


I fully support this, blocked pavements make life very difficult!

Same Difference

Motorists should be banned from parking on pavements because the practice forces vulnerable pedestrians to walk in the road, campaigners have said.

The charity Guide Dogs say blocking the pavement, especially for blind people, is “inconsiderate and dangerous”.

There is already a ban on parking on footways on most London streets.

A poll for the charity suggested seven out of 10 people want restrictions for the rest of the country – and eight out of 10 councillors would back a new law.

Susan Williamson, who is completely blind in one eye and partially sighted in the other, said: “Stepping out to get round vehicles is really intimidating.

“It’s a constant concern which me and my husband (who is in a wheelchair) face every day and it would be so easily solved by parking on pavements being prevented by law.”

‘Real danger’

Her concerns were echoed by James White, Guide Dogs’…

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