Restrict Pavement Parking

Bradford Liberal Democrat Councillors forced the Council to look again at ways of tackling the blight of pavement parking.


At a recent meeting of the Council Lib Dem Cllrs, Alun Griffiths and Susan Knox called for action on pavement parking, their motion said: “parking on pavements is detrimental to the quality of life of those in the locality,’ especially the elderly, disabled and those with young children.” Cllr Susan Knox said “we have asked the Council to take action because increasingly pavements are being surrendered to inconsiderate drivers. People should not have to walk out into the road around cars and as Lib Dems we want the Council to use the powers it has to protect our pavement”. The Council agreed to a committee drawing up a plan of action to tackle the issue and the Lib Dem team will be pressing for restrictions to be implemented as soon as possible.

Parking on pavements is detrimental to the quality of life of those in the locality,’ especially the elderly, disabled and those with young children. Pavement parking obstructs pedestrian access, reduces safety and causes widespread damage to pavements across the District. We petition Bradford Council to use existing powers and were necessary to introduce new restrictions to take action against drivers who park their vehicles on pavements starting with areas around schools, community facilities and shopping parades.

Also, why not add a picture of pavement parking near your home and help us to illustrate the true scale of the problem.

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