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Pavement Parking in Bridlington to be Discussed

Pavement Parking in Bridlington to be Discussed

Published by Matthew Pells at 6:01am 24th February 2020.

Parking on Pavements in Bridlington should be alleviated by turning some green spaces in to additional parking areas.

That's one of the suggestions from an East Riding councillor who is putting a motion to the county council this week calling for tougher enforcement of the existing parking regulations.

The motion to be debated at a County Council meeting this week suggests that Police officers and PCSO's in Bridlington should be given more powers to tackle pavement parking.

Councillor Viv Padden thinks the council needs to find solutions to residential parking problems across the county.

Councillor Padden says Cars parked on paths can pose a hazard to pedestrians, especially people with disabilities and parents with pushchairs.

He has this solution..

Here is the full motion being put to the council on Wednesday.

Pavement parking can pose a hazard to pedestrians, especially people with disabilities and parents with pushchairs.

People with sight loss are especially at risk as they can be forced into the road and faced with oncoming traffic that they cannot see.

Pavements are not designed to take the weight of vehicles and so surfaces can become damaged or subside, presenting a further hazard for pedestrians, particularly those with disabilities.
There are currently offences in law, where vehicles are driven over the footpath or where vehicles cause an unreasonable obstruction on the footway; regrettably these offences are frequently left unenforced.

It is therefore proposed that this Council resolves to ask the Chief Executive to write to the Chief Constable of Humberside Police to request that:

  • Humberside Police enforce the legislation
  • That Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) be empowered to issue fixed penalty notices to offenders

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Fileyman, on 24th February 2020 8:27am
Simple answer.

Make it illegal.

At the moment shop keepers can be prosecuted for having a advertising board on a footpath, but it's okay to park your car, van or lorry on the footpath.

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