About Wirral Pedestrians
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.
1. Pavement parking - it is illegal, antisocial and dangerous.
"Driving onto the pavement is illegal and, in almost all cases, vehicles parked on the pavement will have been driven onto the pavement in breach of this law."*
2. 20mph speed limits - should be the norm where there are many pedestrian journeys.
3. 'A' boards and other obstructions
costs just £2 per year
Pavement parking campaign
"Driving onto the pavement is illegal and, in almost all cases, vehicles parked on the pavement will have been driven onto the pavement in breach of this law." *
We are working with Merseyside Police and other partners to educate drivers e.g. via windscreen flyers:
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.
*From House of Commons Transport Committee Pavement Parking report (Sep 2019)
Read more here.
We want the Highway Code to be amended so that it is clear that pavement parking is illegal throughout the UK, except where signs permit it. See our Highway Code consultation campaign (closing date 27 October 2020)
Merseyside Road Safety Partnership supporting the WPA pavement parking campaign
The Partnership is now supporting our pavement parking campaign, and we will be adding their logo to future printings of the A6 windscreen flyers. (Feb 2019)
Support from RoadPeace for pavement parking campaign
The charity RoadPeace is now supporting our pavement parking campaign, and their logo will be added to the A6 information flyers. (Jan 2019)
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.
|Last updated: 18 Aug 2020|