Monthly Archives: April 2014

Parking on pavements

Motorists should be banned from parking on pavements because the practice forces vulnerable pedestrians to walk in the road, campaigners have said.

The charity Guide Dogs say blocking the pavement, especially for blind people, is “inconsiderate and dangerous”.

There is already a ban on parking on footways on most London streets.

A poll for the charity suggested seven out of 10 people want restrictions for the rest of the country – and eight out of 10 councillors would back a new law.

Susan Williamson, who is completely blind in one eye and partially sighted in the other, said: “Stepping out to get round vehicles is really intimidating.

“It’s a constant concern which me and my husband (who is in a wheelchair) face every day and it would be so easily solved by parking on pavements being prevented by law.”

‘Real danger’

Her concerns were echoed by James White, Guide Dogs’ campaigns manager.

Guide dog
The average working life of a guide dog is five to six years

“It can be frightening for anyone who is forced to step into a road because the pavement is blocked by a van, car or other badly parked vehicle,” he said.

“Now imagine you have to step into a road where you can’t see oncoming traffic.

“We want politicians to act, preventing this form of inconsiderate and dangerous parking.”

Opinion pollsters YouGov carried out the survey for the charity, questioning 2,352 people in England, Scotland and Wales.

Separately 407 councillors in England and Wales were polled to gauge the views of local government.

Peter Box, chairman of the Local Government Association’s economy and transport board, said: “Inconsiderate drivers parking on pavements cause huge inconvenience and pose real danger to blind or partially-sighted people and wheelchair users.

“That is why councils fully support the call for a new law to end the current confusion caused by different rules for motorists parking inside the capital and around the rest of the country.”

Parking Control Management

Say no to free parking with parking control management

Parking control management solutions

If you operate a business or have private land that has car parking onsite then you may have considered parking control management as a way of controlling the flow of traffic. Parking control management will help to encourage a turnover of business that will improve cash flow and prevent the car park being misused by people leaving their car to shop or commute to other areas and restrict your genuine customer’s ability to do business with you.
Why should an individual feel it ok to park in a car park obviously paid for by a company and clearly meant for individuals that want to use the businesses services. Not being able to park, especially in areas where residential permits are used or heavily used town or city spaces can be a nightmare for customers and so your parking space is valuable in order to attract and retain customers.

Is lack of parking control management costing you?

Having precious space taken up by individual leaving the car to go shopping elsewhere or to join a fellow colleague to take one car to work can block up a space for considerable amounts of time and rest assured once these “safe havens” are found word spreads and you end up with a car park full of non-paying, non-customers. At Link Parking we don’t believe this is right or fair and can help in parking control management no matter what size your car park is or where it is situated in the UK. Our philosophy is simple if you have a good reason to park and are spending money with a business then everyone is happy if not why should you not pay the price.

Private land parking control management

If you have private land that is being misused by non-authorised parking it can be a real pain. Staff that cannot park in a designated space can lead to frustration and lateness which will all impact on your business. The cost of this seemingly small matter when costed up and multiplied over time will surprise many and that is why the 2 minutes taken out of your busy day to call Link Parking will be time well spent.
At Link Parking we specialise in parking control management in all forms and can help make your parking area work for you and your business 365 days a year. You will probably never know the real cost of your parking problems but the benefits of parking control management are clear and well documented.
As more and more cars hit the roads of the UK and more families are forced to become two parent working families then the problem of nuisance parking will only get worse and by acting now you will future-proof against these issues and provide staff and customers with a free flowing and workable parking facility free of stress and hassle.
As we maintain and create all the signage and infrastructure for your parking area we take all calls, emails and problems related to the space are dealt with solely by our team to leave you to get on with running your business whilst we run your parking control management on your behalf.