Imagine an end to pavement parking in Wales

Everyone should be able to rely on pavements that are safe and clear. And yet obstructions caused by pavement parking continue to be a menace particularly for older adults and disabled people.

So it is great news that Welsh Government is investigating ways to clamp down on pavement parking in Wales.

 

 

Pavement parking

We asked people in Wales how pavement parking affects them

We have compiled the responses into a new report - and numbers are emphatic...

83%

Pavement parking is a common, large or very large problem

80%

Have little or no confidence in their local authority's ability to deal with the problem

83%

Support a pavement parking ban

Survey respondent Folkert Veenstra, Montgomeryshire:

“People use the pavement as a car park and it’s dangerous for everyone. I use a wheelchair and if the pavement is not wide enough, I can’t get past. It’s particularly bad for blind people – at least I can see the cars. People just don’t think. It shouldn’t be like this; pavements should be for people.” 

Deputy Minister for Transport. Lee Waters AM:

"The Living Streets Cymru report highlights the real blight for communities caused by pavement parking. Welsh Government is looking at ways to address this problem as part of our wider response to the climate emergency, the air quality crisis and the obesity epidemic." 

Rhiannon Hardiman, Living Streets Cymru Manager

“We want a default ban in Wales with an exception allowing pavement parking on specially designated streets. We need safe and accessible pavements to encourage people of all ages to walk more, and we are working with the Welsh Government to stop this dangerous practice.” 

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In Scotland

 

We did it! Scotland has voted to introduce a nationwide ban on pavement parking.

Find out more about our successful campaign in Scotland.

 

Ban pavement parking in Scotland

In England

 

The Transport Select Committee has published its report on pavement parking calling on the Government to stop stalling and introduce a ban.

More than 4,000 Living Streets supporters have contributed to our submission - watch video of this now on our campaign page.

 

How your stories made the case against pavement parking

Ban pavement parking in England

Local action

 

Pavement parking. Street clutter. Electric car charging points.

We have created an action pack on each of these issues so you can get your local decision-makers on the case and raise awareness in your area.

Pavements for People

What you can do now