An end to pavement parking?
We submitted evidence to a House of Commons Transport Select Committee inquiry into pavement parking this month. Pavement parking is dangerous; it causes obstructions, blocks crossing points and sightlines, encourages illegal driving on the pavement and is particularly damaging for people with disabilities.
Even when not dangerous, pavement parking takes space away from pedestrians, contrary to the principles of healthy streets and the Government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy.
That’s why we think pavement parking should be banned in all areas, as is already the case in London. Where there are more cars than parking spaces, efforts should focus on reducing unnecessary vehicle use, and providing high quality public transport and active travel alternatives instead