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.

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, 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)

National Federation of the Blind A4 flyer

The National Federation of the Blind have produced a flyer to educate drivers, shop owners, householders and others about the need to keep pavements clear. Download it from here (October 2016).

Newsletter number 8 (Summer 2016)

Is now available - download from here (September 2016).

Questions for 2016 PCC candidates

We have asked the four candidates for Merseyside Police Commissioner 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

By 3rd May, answers had been received from candidates John Coyne and Jane Kennedy

Read more here

"Pavements are for People" flyers

Merseyside Police, Wirral Pedestrians Association and Liverpool Pedestrians Association have jointly produced A6 flyers to educate people about the law on parking on pavements and the problems that it is causing. (February 2016)

Pavement parking Bill

In December 2015, the Private Members Bill that would have made it easier for local authorities to stop pavement parking did not proceed. For the time being, the responsibility for stopping pavement parking remains with the Police.

Liverpool Pedestrians Association

A group has been formed in Liverpool. Contact details are:

General election questions and responses

In April 2015, we sent some questions to the 20 General Election candidates for the Wirral consituencies, and received three responses, from
  • David James (Commonsense Environmentalism)
  • Allan Brame (Liberal Democrat)
  • Peter Reisdorf (Liberal Democrat)

Read more here

Newsletter number 7 (Autumn 2014)

Is now available - download from here (November 2014).

20 mph campaign

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.
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Read more here.

Older news

Street survey finds pedestrians have to run across a road to cross it safely
A street survey of a crossing point in Dawnstone Road, Heswall, found
  • restricted visibility (only 80 metres in each direction)
  • a wide road (10 metres)
  • speeding traffic (up to 37mph)
  • many motor vehicles do not stop or slow to allow pedestrians to finish crossing.
So, to cross safely requires pedestrians to cross the road at 4.5mph i.e. to run across the road.
A local resident has been told that the location is not a priority for Wirral Council because nobody has been injured there yet. (Nov 2014)

Download the report from here.

Merseyside Police website information on parking on pavements
This has recently been updated.

See A5 flyer or A4 poster (two flyers per sheet).

A Stroll through Hoylake's History
There was a good turnout (despite the weather) to our guided walk around Hoylake, as part of Wirral's Walking Festival (May 2014).

Newsletter number 6
Is now available - download from here (March 2014).

Our third AGM
This was held on Saturday 12 April 2014 at the United Reformed Church Hall, Meols Drive, West Kirby. You can download Katherine Culshaw's presentation on the Living Streets / Wirral Council walk-to-school project from here.

Newsletter number 5
Is now available - download from here (November 2013).

Worsening pedestrian and cyclist road casualties in Merseyside
See our Press release and Vision Zero Merseyside document, which we have written jointly with Merseyside Cycle Campaign. These contain proposals to eradicate fatal and serious injuries to Merseyside pedestrians and cyclists (October 2013).

Pavement parking recommendations
We are now putting forward ten recommendations.
Download from here or
Read more here (September 2013).

Newsletter number 4
Download from here (August 2013).

Chris Boardman
At this years Bikeathon, Chris Boardman showed his support for 20mph speed limits (June 2013).

Tesco agrees that driver retraining is needed
Illegal parking by Tesco delivery vans has been getting more and more common on the Wirral, but Tesco has now agreed that driver retraining is needed on the Wirral and is sending a reminder to all Tesco stores re parking.
Read more here (May2013).

TNT apologises for its parking
We sent a copy of our March newsletter featuring TNT's van to the TNT Managing Director, and have now received a written apology from the General Manager of the Deeside depot. All delivery drivers have been shown the photo. Read more here (April 2013).

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