Elm Grove residents to be consulted on pavement parking

Besi Besemar January 18, 2013

Cllr Matt Follett
Cllr Matt Follett

Brighton & Hove City Council are asking residents and businesses in Elm Grove their views on environmental improvements as a way of solving problems caused by pavement parking and to improve access and safety in the area.

Vehicles have been parking on pavements near junctions, reducing visibility across dropped kerbs, making it difficult for people with disabilities to cross the road, and in bus stops, causing problems for those getting on and off buses. Cars have even been driving along the pavements.

Proposals include creating designated free parking areas and a more people-friendly environment with benches or reinstatement of grass verges.

Councillor Matt Follett, deputy chair of the transport committee, said:

“We’ve already been working with local residents and we hope that as many people as possible take part in the consultation so that we can work together to resolve the issues. 

”Pavement parking in the area has been common practice for many years but the number of vehicles has gradually increased. Some vehicles have been driving along the pavement which is very dangerous, especially for children.”

Properties in the area will receive leaflets and questionnaires, and residents can also complete the questionnaire online here:

The closing date for the consultation is February 11.