To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the risks to (1) blind and partially sighted people, (2) wheelchair users, and (3) parents with pushchairs, from cars parked on pavements.
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the total cost of damage caused by cars parking on pavements in the United Kingdom.
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received from (1) local authorities, (2) disability groups, and (3) other organisations, about cars parking on pavements.
Her Majesty’s Government has made no specific assessment of these risks as local authorities have the powers to permit or ban pavement parking at the local level. However, I wrote to all English Traffic Authorities on
Her Majesty’s Government does not keep records of the total cost of damage caused by cars parking on pavements as this is matter for local highway authorities.
In response to two major email campaigns orchestrated by Living Streets and Guide Dogs, Her Majesty’s Government received around 2000 standard petitions against pavement parking. We receive other views, from time to time, on an ad hoc basis.