P-05-935 Ban Pavement Parking - Pavement Promise

Completed

 

P-05-935 Ban Pavement Parking - Pavement Promise

This petition was submitted by Rhian Morris having collected a total of 801 signatures.

 

Text of Petition             

​I call for the National Assembly of Wales to urge the Welsh Government to impose a ban on pavement parking.

 

I am campaigning to end pavement parking. It is an increasing issue that impacts on myself and so many others in Wales daily risking their safety. It is a massive issue for those with a disability and those with pushchairs. This is especially difficult when vehicles park on the drop kerbs or tactile paving.

 

On many occasions the vehicle that is parked on the pavement causes the view of the road to become restricted. This causes the situation to become dangerous for anyone who has to enter the road to pass the vehicle. There is a much higher risk for those who have a visual impairment or wheelchair users to move into the unknown dangers.

 

Everyone should have the right to independence. However when vehicles park on the pavement this restricts those that are unable to drive and rely on the pavement to travel around their community. This can also lead to isolation and anxiety.

 

This should be dealt with now so that future generations have the equal chance of independence and safety for all in our communities.

 

Additional Information

Myself and my son are visually impaired. This issue makes it very difficult for us to access our community safely. I have spoken to many people who also struggle.

 

Myself and my son created a campaign called Pavement Promise. We want everyone to promise not to park on the pavement.

 

I feel there should be a specific team to work on this issue. Maybe an online / interactive way for people to pass on information.

I want my son to have as much independence as he can in his future safely. Please help me to keep our communities safe.

 

A Petition Handover

 

 

Status

This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 03/11/2020.

 

The Committee considered an update on the petition and noted the recent recommendations produced by the Welsh Pavement Parking Taskforce and that these have been accepted in full by the Welsh Government.

 

In light of the intention to provide more powers to local authorities to carry out civil enforcement of pavement parking, the Committee agreed to close the petition and thank the petitioner for her campaigning on this issue, making her aware that the issues she raises around enforcement, reporting and awareness raising will be considered by the implementation group with local government and stakeholders.

 

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 04/02/2020.

 

Assembly Constituency and Region

  • Bridgend
  • South Wales West

 

Further information

 

 

Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 24/01/2020