Online Petitions

Petition: Bristol Walking Alliance petition to ban parking on Bristol's pavements

Bookmark and Share
Collecting signatures
346 signatures 346 online signatures
0 signatures on paper
Lead petitioner Ben Barker
Petition target Bristol City Council
Start date Fri, 16 Jun 17
Closing date Thu, 30 Nov 17
Last signatories
  • Susan Sherry Woolnough
  • Derek Fawley
  • Mark Howard
  • Suzanne Gaulton
  • Philip Morris
  • Mark Simms
  • Mr Kyle Fox
  • Blaise Kelly
  • Elena Packham
  • Bryony M Sutton
Signature information

We call on the Mayor to ban parking on pavements in Bristol.

In particular, we ask the Mayor, councillors, officers, partner agencies and Bristol's four MPs to:

1. Raise public awareness about the negative impacts of pavement parking for all residents, but especially people with sensory or mobility impairments, children, parents and carers, frail and elderly people and other pedestrians who are either forced to walk in the road or are unable to access their destination;
2. Support proactively the Local Government Association's initiative to make pavement parking a clear offence;
3. Until such legislation is in place, use existing new Traffic Regulation Orders to end the damage to pavements, to social inclusion and to public health caused by parking on Bristol's pavements.

This will give residents of Bristol the same benefits as those living in London where legislation already bans pavement parking.

Background information

Bristol Walking Alliance includes over 20 organisations. Several of these represent people with disabilities. Others are neighbourhood or parent groups. These are among those most disadvantaged by pavements that are little better than obstacle courses. It is not uncommon for people in wheelchairs or with poor eyesight to find it difficult to reach shops, friends and other destinations. Often, uncertain about whether or not their route will be blocked, such people stay within their home with a danger of becoming socially isolated. Of course, pavements are designed to take human weights, not lorries or cars. Damaged pavements become trip hazards for us all and need more frequent repair at public expense. Legislation equivalent to that in London will assume that pavement parking is banned, but it may still be allowed in special circumstances with approval of the local authority.

Useful further information may be found at www.bristolwalkingalliance.org.uk and www.livingstreets.org.uk

Sign petition

Are you an existing user? Login

To sign this petition please fill out the form.
All fields are required.

Signature details

Your name will appear as a signatory on any petition that you sign

Your address will be kept confidential

Your email address will be kept confidential

   

If you sign up for email alerts you will only be contacted about this specific petition.


Please resolve the challenge in order to complete the form. Alternatively you can sign in to avoid this challenge.

Your signature will not be included until you have confirmed the link sent to you by email shortly. If you have not received this email, please check your spam folder.