Pavement parking (either with two or four wheels on the pavement) restricts access. It is of particular concern currently as it is leading to pedestrians to use the road to maintain social distancing.
Parking on pavements also hinders pedestrians being able to pass the vehicles safely, especially the elderly, those with pushchairs, wheelchair users, and those with visual impairments.
Particular issues have been noted around the Manor Road area in Saltford, where many families use the pavements to drop off or collect children from school and childcare settings.
The police have informed SPC that problematic instances of pavement parking are a matter they can deal with. The police have requested that residents contact the police at the time of pavement parking occurring on 101 so that a member of the team can attend and deal with the situation.