Cars Obstructing Blackpool Promenade Pavement

Cars Obstructing Blackpool Promenade Pavement

This narrow stretch of Blackpool Promenade is a hotspot for obstruction. Hotels on this block have limited parking forecourt parking. At busy times, it is common to see a number of cars parked on or across the pavement (footpath), often straddling the kerb.
Some car drivers park with half their vehicle hanging over the pavement.
In this shot, we see example of both at the same time and place. Pedestrians were forced to squeeze through narrow gaps between cars, or walk out into the road and traffic.
Anybody with a pram, pushchair, or wheelchair would have been forced to venture into the traffic.
We have never seen local police taking any action on this, and it does not appear the hoteliers try to stop it happening either.
On Friday 4th October 2013, the Blackpool Evening Gazette ran a news article "Safety fear over pavement drivers", I have been documenting it for some time already with visual evidence.

Posted by Lawrence Chard on 2011-12-06 18:08:42

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