Posts, poles, bollards, waste paper bins, low level signs, seating.... All this street furniture can make a pavement more like an obstacle course!
Street furniture is installed for practical reasons but it can also have an aesthetic purpose too. However, it can present blind and partially sighted pedestrians with problems that are not immediately apparent to other people.
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.
Who put that there! Street furniture and what you can do about it
We've put together all the relevant facts we could find on street furniture and the law.
Having a problem with too much street furniture on your local pavement? 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.
If you're having a problem in your area with street furniture, you'll probably want to raise the matter with the local authority. feel free to use our template letter to do so, just remember to change it to fit your circumstances...
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. Have a watch of volunteer campaigner, Dave explaining how street furniture in his area affects him.
On my street campaigning news
Street obstructions like Advertising boards, cafe furniture, wheelie bins, cars parked on pavements and many more are a huge challenge to the ability of blind and partially sighted people in getting out and about. Find out what we're doing on this.