New group aim to ban pavement parking
But is this realistic and in places is it the only option?
In some instances pavement parking is unnecessary and can be a nightmare for families with buggy’s or wheelchairs, but have parking restrictions like resident parking zones led to the problem. Or should other measures be taken like adding double yellows to one side of a narrow road?
In big cities like my own Bristol, there are a number of roads, which due to the steep increase in residential properties just can’t cope. Scheme’s like YoBike and public transport options are helping, but is pavement parking part of a much wider issue like how densely populated areas now are.
In London this is eased by the Tube, but in other cities with much less developed and reliable transport network a car is still required for basic every day travel (commuting, shopping & visiting family/friends).
The alliance, which has also appealed for higher-quality cycling infrastructure, a 20mph limit on local streets and an overhaul of the Highway Code, is made up of the Bicycle Association, Cycling UK, the Ramblers, British Cycling, Living Streets and Sustrans – representing a collective membership of over 330,000.
At a cycling conference in Manchester today, the new collective launched its ‘Moving the Nation’ manifesto, unveiling a new vision for the future where everybody in the UK can “live, work and play in places that are healthy, vibrant and that make walking and cycling the natural choice for short journeys”.