People on footpaths deserve the same consideration as people using mobility car parks, says walking advocacy group Living Streets Aotearoa.
Fines for those illegally using mobility car parks are set to rise to $150, while the fine for parking on a footpath remains at $40.
Living Streets Aotearoa President, Celia Wade-Brown says, "Why do we care more about a person with disabilities if they drive than if they are on the footpath?"
Living Streets Aotearoa is the New Zealand organisation for people on foot, promoting walking-friendly communities. We are a nationwide organisation with local branches and affiliates throughout New Zealand.
We want more people walking and enjoying public spaces be they young or old, fast or slow, whether walking, sitting, commuting, shopping, between appointments, or out on the streets for exercise, for leisure or for pleasure.