It is illegal to park on foothpaths, footways and cycle lanes.
Footpaths are built to provide a safe place for pedestrians.
Unfortunately, some vehicle drivers think that they are being considerate to other drivers by parking on the footpath, particularly on narrow streets or roads, but they have no regard to the danger that they put other vulnerable road users in to.
The reader is reminded that vehicles parked on footpaths can put pedestrians in danger.
- parents with prams or buggies,
- wheelchair users,
- the elderly,
- people with visual impairments
are among those who are especially vulnerable.
Parking in compliance with the road traffic laws and with consideration for pedestrians needs to be highlighted and reinforced.