Parking Attitudes Survey 2013

An independent survey uncovering the attitudes of drivers in the UK towards parking on pavements.

As part of their Streets Ahead campaign Guide Dogs commissioned YouGov to survey UK drivers to discover their attitudes to parking on pavements.

Conclusions and recommendations

  • Although there are regional variations, large numbers of drivers across the UK are parking on pavements giving little consideration to the problems this causes pedestrians.
  • With over half those surveyed (54%) admitting to parking on pavements, it is clear that action is needed.
  • It is concerning that 52% of those drivers that park on pavements have considered the problems this could cause to blind and partially sighted people and gone ahead and done it anyway.
  • It is just as worrying that 48% of drivers have not considered the negative impact on blind and partially sighted pedestrians when deciding to park on a pavement. 

 Guide Dogs make the following recommendations:

If you would like further information about this survey you can download a full copy of the Executive Summary (PDF 803 KB).

If you have any questions, or would like the Executive Summary or the full Results in an alternative format, please email us.