Pavement parking delay is 'not an option' as rule changes are 'long overdue'

The survey also found 80 percent of parents said they would feel safer letting their child walk to school if vehicles were not parked on the pavement.

Stephen Edwards, Interim CEO of Living Streets said pavement parking was “preventing people” from taking up “cleaner travel choices”.

He said: “​​Vehicles parked on the pavement are forcing a huge majority of people into the road, leaving them in the path of oncoming traffic and in danger. Action is long overdue.

“As well as causing an obstruction for disabled people, families with young children and those with visual or mobility impairments, our research shows that pavement parking is also preventing people from making healthier and cleaner travel choices.