Pavement Parking Enforcement
Teaming up with Mersey Specials, our MRSP co-ordinator took to the streets to take action over the huge volume of pavement parking concerns and complaints we’ve had.
Across the last six months, members of the public have been photographing cars obstructing pavements that force pedestrians into the road. Our admin volunteers have taken these photographs and sent the owners of the vehicles a letter warning them that they’re parked illegally, and urging them to consider pedestrians with disabilities, or those with prams.
By keeping track of that data, we were able to take an intelligence-led approach to our first day of enforcement. We targeted areas that were pavement parking ‘hot spots’ and issued tickets where cars were causing an obstruction.
Pavement parking is a huge problem all across Merseyside, and we had a huge amount of support from the public across social media and in person. In some instances we were able to speak to the drivers directly, explain why their parking was dangerous, and move vehicles along.
Whilst out, we also came across drivers speeding, on their phones, and not wearing seatbelts. It was fantastic to be able to engage face-to-face with people about behaviour on the roads which puts them, and others, at risk.
The day of enforcement was so successful that we plan to do them regularly with the continued help of Mersey Specials and our administration volunteers. People from Merseyside giving up their time to make their community a safer place is something we can all be proud of!