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Tackling pavement parking
Members of Wirral Pedestrians have been out educating drivers that Pavements are for People - and that it is an offence to drive on to a pavement to park and an offence to obstruct pedestrians. (June 2018)



Pavement parking flyers
We have just taken delivery of another 5000 A6 pavement parking flyers to remind motorists that it is an offence to drive on to a pavement to park, and an offence to obstruct pedestrians. They will be distributed via libraries, police stations, and community groups. The total distributed with Liverpool Pedestrians has now reached 15,000, with improvements on many roads. (June 2018)


Download flyer .pdf from here.



Letter template for companies parking illegally on pavements has been updated
Our standard letter for companies and other organisations has been updated to include the news of the child's death in Neston. See here. (May 2017)



4-year-old killed in Neston by van while the driver was parking on a pavement

A 4-year-old girl was killed while on her way to pre-school on her scooter when a van was driven illegally on to a pavement in Neston to park. The driver was delivering wood. See excerpts here or the full Liverpool Echo article here. The incident happened in January 2016, but has just come to light as the case reached court in March 2017.

Many people have been warning for years that something like this was bound to happen, but no effective action has been taken by those in positions of authority. We are hoping that this death will now lead to the necessary action being taken.









Pavement parking campaign




Our vision is that all pedestrians including the most vulnerable can walk easily and safely without illegal obstructions. Sadly, not all drivers share this vision.


Read more here.



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Questions for Metro Mayor Candidates

We asked the candidates for Liverpool City Region Mayor two questions about road safety:
"(1) Would you support a Safe System approach to road safety, with a vision of zero deaths and life-changing injuries?
"(2) What measures would you support to achieve this?"

As background, candidates were referred to the Vision Zero Merseyside document www.vzm.org.uk, and to PCC Jane Kennedy's pledges as PCC candidate and the actions she has taken since being elected (March 2017).

We received replies from Tom Crone and Steve Rotheram. Read more here



A4 Pavement parking poster

Liverpool Pedestrians Association has designed this new poster in conjunction with Wirral Pedestrians and Merseyside Police, and a supply of 1000 has now been printed.

Download it from here (February 2017)





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About us


We campaign for the safety and convenience of pedestrians, including all legitimate users of footways such as walkers, runners, wheelchair users, and mobility scooter users.
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Our priorites


  • Pavement parking
  • 20mph speed limits
  • 'A' boards and other obstructions


Membership


costs just 2 per year
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Meetings


are held every 2 months