Clear the clutter from your pavements
Email your local council
Poorly-placed A-boards. Excessive use of signage and guard rails. Electgric vehicle chargers and pavement parking. Street clutter can clog up pavements and make it hazardous for people to get around.
Street clutter causes unnecessary obstructions which are especially problematic for people in wheelchairs, those with pushchairs and children or those living with sight loss. Sometimes it makes streets impossible to navigate on foot, pushing people into the road.
If street clutter is clogging up pavements in your area, contact your local council now.
Living Streets is calling for local authorities to prioritise clearing footways and pavements through measures including (but not limited to):
- banning all A-board advertising on the pavement
- putting in place plans and budget to remove excess or unused street furniture (e.g. signs and poles, guard rail and utility boxes or phone boxes)
- providing guidance to businesses using pavement space for outdoor entertainment that they must maintain a 1.5m pavement width
- ensuring maintenance of trees and hedges that encroach on pavements
- making a commitment that EV charging points and cycle storage will only be placed on pavements where 1.5m clearance width for pedestrians can be maintained; where there is insufficient space on the footway road space should be reallocated e.g. through the use of well-designed build outs.
Let's #CutTheClutter and reclaim our pavements!