Mark Tami Supports the Pavement Parking Bill 2015

Badly parked cars, vans and other vehicles are putting the lives of pedestrians up and down the country at risk every day. YouGov research conducted on behalf of Guide Dogs found that the problem of vehicles parked on pavements is rife – a huge 80% of people see vehicles parked on pavements at least once a week. Parking on pavements can block the footway, forcing pedestrians into busy roads.

Mark Tami said; “This is becoming more and more of a concern as cities and town centres could potentially become no-go zones for people who are blind or partially sighted. Blind or partially sighted people’s lives could potentially be put at risk as they may not be able to determine whether or not it’s safe to step into the road.”

A Private Member’s Bill calling to end irresponsible pavement parking will be given its second reading on Friday 4th December 2015 and Mark Tami is backing the change in the law.