People’s cars, that is. Overnight. Poof! Gone!
Parking on pavements could be banned across England under government plans to ease journeys for disabled people and parents pushing prams.
Yes, I can just see people saying ‘Oh well, it was great while it lasted, better sell the car now…’, can’t you?
The practice is banned in London but elsewhere in the country it is only prohibited for lorries.
I live in London – well, greater London. It’s not banned at all, plenty of councils mark out areas where you can legally park on the pavement, on those pavements wide enough to allow for it.
The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, said: “Parking on pavements means wheelchair users, visually impaired people and parents with pushchairs can be forced into the road, which is not only dangerous but discourages people from making journeys.”
What, parents say ‘Well, I was going to take the kids to school, but I’d better keep them home instead?’
Little old Gladys says ‘Well, I was going out to buy food, but as I might not be able to get my disability buggy past a car, I’ll stay in and starve instead’..?
“A key part of our green, post-Covid recovery will be encouraging more people to choose active travel, such as walking, so it is vital that we make the nation’s pavements accessible for everyone. Pavement parking presents a clear safety risk when parked cars occupy the pavement and force vulnerable pedestrians to move into the road.”
Make up your mind! I thought you wanted to force them all back onto public transport?