Pavement parking

Clear pavements are essential for blind and partially sighted people, however, most report parking on pavements is a regular problem which impacts their ability to get around.

Drivers often mistakenly think they are doing the right thing by keeping the road clear, but fail to realise the consequences of their vehicle now blocking the footpath. The impact is that people with sight loss cannot see the obstruction until it is too late, and collide with the parked vehicle. 

The briefings focus on England but even if you're based in Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland, we hope they're useful. You can contact you local campaigns team for more information.


All the facts (and what we think of them!)

We've put together all the relevant facts we could find on cars parking on pavements and the law.
Parking on pavements briefing (Word, 187KB)

How to start a local campaign

Having a problem with cars parking on pavements in your local area? You can download our guide to starting a campaign. The Guide contains all the relevant knowledge and a few ideas to get you started in your campaign.
What can I do about... cars on pavements (Word 187KB)

Template letters

If you're having a problem in your area about parking on pavements, you'll probably want to raise the matter with the local police authority. feel free to use our template letter to do so, just remember to change it to fit your circumstances...
Parking on pavements template letter (Word, 32KB)

Further information

For more information about what's going on in your local area or the contact details of your local member of the Campaigns team check out our regional pages.

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