Steve wrote:Can we also outlaw parking wholly on the pavement? I have seen vehicles all but blocking the footway on Port Hill, forcing anyone with a push chair in to the road and potential danger.
buzz wrote:Steve wrote:Can we also outlaw parking wholly on the pavement? I have seen vehicles all but blocking the footway on Port Hill, forcing anyone with a push chair in to the road and potential danger.
Totally agree. As far as I can ascertain, driving on the footpath (pavement) is illegal, but parking there isn't!! I'm afraid that far too much leeway is given to arrogant motorists who think they have the right to park wherever they like and put other road users, particularly pedestrians, and more particularly, vulnerable pedestrians, (mums with puschairs, visually impaired and disabled), in real danger.It should be noted that the pavement forms part of the highway, and there is an offence to "Without lawful authority or reasonable excuse to obstruct the highway". Nobody, either the police or the council (who also have authority to prosecute for such offences) seem willing to do anything about it. Likewise, it appears that the council parking attendants, (or whatever they're called) seem to do nothing about vehicles parked on the pavements where there are parking restrictions. Those restrictions apply to the whole of the highway, including the pavements, so why are they not enforced?
Golden wrote:Although property damage is unfortunate and may be costly it can normally be repaired - making people walk into traffic because you are too lazy or selfish is unacceptable. I witnessed an incident a few weeks ago where a van driver pulled up on the pavement opposite the Stonehouse just a few metres in front of a young woman with a pushchair plus toddler in tow - he must have seen them - but still forced them to step out into the road to pass his van. We regularly get people parking on the pavement outside the house and its now almost an accepted norm; no consideration for others.
hertford resident wrote:it appears that the council doing very little to relieve the congestion problem, (Sainsbury's being allowed to build a store, proposed new properties in Bengeo).
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