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Cars blocking pavement - Water Lane WD4 8HN

Reported in the Car parking category by John S at 13:27, Wed 19 August 2015

Sent to Three Rivers District Council 2 minutes later

Cars parking ON pavement and completely blocking it. Can you do something about parked cars regularly blocking the pavement at the entrance of Water Lane WD4 8HN. How is a wheelchair user/elderly person/mother with a pram supposed to get past?

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  • As this is outside London, I think the answer is that the council cannot do anything in the short term but the police may be able to do. Unless there are signs to the contrary, pavement parking will be legal, so it would need to be treated as obstructive parking, which is something only the police can deal with.

    Introducing a pavement parking ban is conceptually similar to adding yellow lines, which the help page gives as an example of things outside the scope of FMS.

    If you want to pursue such a medium to long term solution, the best approaches are either through your councillors or through a local petition. Aim to get 50 to 100 signatures for a petition for it to have much hope of being acted upon.

    There was a private member's bill to make pavement parking generally illegal, although I think it suffers from a similar problem to the existing legislation in London, in that it could still allow overhangs. http://services.parliament.uk/ bills/ 2014-15/ pavementparking.html

    It seems to have stalled at the first reading.

    Not from the council.

    Posted anonymously at 22:13, Wed 19 August 2015

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