RNIB comments on Government’s consultation on pavement parking
Following an announcement that the government is to open a consultation on whether to give local authorities more parking powers, Sarah Lambert, Head of Social Change at RNIB, said:
"Along with blind and partially sighted people everywhere, we welcome this development as a significant step forward in pedestrian safety. It’s unacceptable that, outside of London, people with sight loss are routinely forced to step out into oncoming traffic due to cars parked on the pavement.
"We look forward to seeing further details of the proposals when the consultation opens later this year and urge the Government to make sure there are accessible ways to get involved with the consultation, so that blind and partially sighted people can contribute.
"We've been calling on a ban on pavement parking for a long time, but we'd also like to see action on other pavement obstructions, including dockless bikes, for example, so that blind and partially sighted people are more able to get out and about without fear of injury."
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