Guide Dogs are supporting the Pavement Parking Bill which would introduce a nationwide law prohibiting pavement parking across England and Wales, unless specifically permitted.
Take action now to support the pavement parking bill!
Everyone has the right to move freely along the street. Unfortunately, there are still many barriers that make this difficult for people who are blind or partially sighted. The Streets Ahead campaign aims to tackle some of the most frequent barriers to accessible streets.
Poorly parked vehicles which block some or all of the pavement cause problems for many pedestrians. It can force people who are blind or partially sighted, parents with pushchairs, wheelchair users, and many others, to walk on the road and into the path of oncoming traffic.
97% of those who are blind or partially sighted encounter problems with street clutter, such as shop advertising boards or pavement café furniture. We’re calling for clearer high streets which are more attractive and accessible for all shoppers.
Shared surfaces are designed to create a single space which is shared by pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. These areas frequently have no pedestrian crossings, no pavements, and no kerb. Shared surfaces can pose a threat to the safety of people with sight loss.