Action needed on pavement parking

The Ramblers are joining Guide Dogs for the Blind and other charities in calling on the government to act to prevent pavement parking that affects walkers.

Ramblers' chief executive Vanessa Griffiths, alongside other charity leaders, has signed an open letter to the Prime Minister to highlight the issue of unsafe parking. 

They write, “cars parked on the pavements force people into the road to face oncoming traffic, 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. Pedestrians should be able to rely on pavements being clear and safe.”

Marking 1,000 days since the government promised to take action to prevent unsafe pavement parking, the charities are now calling for an urgent change of law. 

By coming together, we hope to send a strong message that pedestrians’ rights to walk safely without hindrance should be a priority.

We feel this is an important part of our mission to ensure that everyone, everywhere can enjoy walking and that we are protecting the places that we all love to walk.

You can read the open letter that was sent to the Prime Minister and add your name to the letter.

Ian Hobson


The statement, "Marking 1,000 days since the government promised to take action to prevent unsafe pavement parking, the charities are now calling for an urgent change of law." should read " ... to prevent ALL pavement parking. If there is a strong enough reason to allow pavement parking then this should be specifically permitted. We need to get away from this car culture.

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Janet Lord


I am regularly forced into the road whilst pushing a pram, please take action.

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Linda Peplow


Pedestrians seem to have no consideration at all these days.

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