footpaths

The problem with footpath parking

A letter to the Wellington City Council’s Infrastructure Committee


I am a pedestrian.  I use footpaths for walking and occasionally for running.  When people park their cars park on the footpath, in such a way as to prevent me from passing, I am forced to walk or run on the road.  If I am on my own, this is an annoying inconvenience and creates a minor risk to my personal safety.  This inconvenience is increased on rubbish collection days when recycling bins, wheelie bins and rubbish bags are also on the footpath.

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Guidelines for facilities for blind and vision-impaired pedestrians

The purpose of this guideline is to provide the best practice design and installation principles for pedestrian facilities that assist blind and vision-impaired people.
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Pedestrians on slippery surfaces during winter etc

Every year there are thousands of pedestrians in Sweden who are injured because of slippery pavements and roadways.
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Pedestrian network planning and facilities design guide (LTNZ)

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Nelson City Council engineering standards (2003)

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