MS Society response to pavement parking
Cars and vans parking on pavements. Not illegal it would seem and evermore common practice among ‘some’ car owners. It affects many pedestrians including mothers with pushchairs, power chair users, blind and partially sighted, and children. Pavement parking compromises visibility, creates un-passable obstructions (particularly on dropped kerbs) and endangering lives: forcing pedestrians onto the road. I was ecstatic to see the BBC cover this issue following appeals by the Guide Dog charities and felt that we should mobilise the MS Society for a reponse. My enjoyment of life is too frequently compromised by abortive journeys and battles with aggressive car owners. I know I am not alone. Lets add the voice of the MS Society to this campaign. Lets talk about actions at the MS Life Conference. Lets get the BBC listening to our voice. BBC link( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26806722 )
People parking in the way of drop kerbs also gets my goat. I feel like saying, "hello, I can't cross the road because of your inability to find a correct parking space"
Yes DJDSouza, you can't cross the road and often that means the end of the journey. If you wait for the returning offender they rarely apologise. Since giving up driving I have become aware of the plight of the marginilised pedestrian (including mums and kids forced onto the road). As pedestrians they should be encouraged not victimised in supporting the environment and the challenges of obesity.