Everyone should be able to rely on pavements being safe and clear.

Campaign with us in your local area to make this a reality. 

Pavement Parking.

Street clutter.

Badly-placed electric vehicle chargers.

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 are for people

Pavement parking

Pavement Parking

Everyone should be able to rely on pavements being safe and clear, but unfortunately pavement parking is a major issue up and down the country.

Cars, van and lorries parked on the pavements force people into the road, which is particularly dangerous for many, including blind and partially sighted people, parents with pushchairs and young children, wheelchair users and others who use mobility aids.

Living Streets is campaigning with allies such as Guide Dogs and the British Parking Association for a ban on pavement parking across England and Wales. But while we fight for this national ban you can take action to tackle pavement parking in your area in a number of ways. Key to this is contacting your councillors.

Pavement parking

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Download our action pack now to learn more about how you can tackle pavement parking in your local area.

 

Download our Pavement Parking action pack

Our policy on Pavement Parking

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Your council has powers to deal with pavement parking. Use our simple online forms to email your councillors and write a letter to your local paper.

 

Email your council

Write to your local paper

Electric Vechicle charging point

Electric vehicle chargers

Charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) are currently being installed across the country as part of action to move away from petrol and diesel vehicles. In September 2018, the Prime Minister announced measures to install hundreds more charging stations across the UK.

These should not come at the expense of pedestrians, but we have already seen examples of their thoughtless placement on the pavement resulting in unnecessary obstructions. This easily avoidable pavement clutter is inconvenient for everyone and particularly problematic for people with wheelchairs, buggies, or those living with sight loss.

You can campaign in your area to halt EV charging points contributing to the reduction of public pavements.

EV Charging Point

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Download our action pack now to learn more about the issue of EV charging points and how you can take action in your area. 

 

Download our EV action pack

PM's EV announcement: our reaction

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Your council is responsible for ensuring EV chargers are located properly. Whether they are already popping up where you live, or are still in the pipelines, write to your council using our simple online form.

 

Write to your council about EV chargers

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Street Clutter

Street clutter includes things like poorly-placed or redundant street furniture, such as defunct phone boxes, or excessive poles for road signs.

This can seem harmless but it can create unnecessary obstructions which are inconvenient for everyone and particularly problematic for people with wheelchairs, buggies, or those living with sight loss.

By getting rid of redundant and poorly-placed signs, railings and advertising boards, our streets can be made tidier and less confusing. Reducing street clutter and making attractive, interesting and beautiful public spaces is a major part of how we can create vibrant areas for walking.

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Our action pack is full of ideas of ways to declutter your local streets.

 

Download our streets clutter action pack

Read about the A-board ban campaign success

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Our local councils are responsible for the upkeep of our footways. Use our simple online forms to email them and write to your local papers about this.

 

Email your council about clutter

Write a letter to your paper about clutter