remove pavement clutter to encourage walking

To fight pollution, ie give an incentive to walk, pavements need to be clean and free of clutter. Nothing (ie A Board, bins and business goods) should be allowed to be placed on public pavements. Additionally bins  should not be left permanently on the pavements. Camden do very little to address these points. A few benches on high street for people to rest would be welcome instead

Why the contribution is important

encouraging walking, ie reducing air pollution and boosting local businesses can only be achived if walking is pleasant or at least un-hindered.

by kilburnlass on December 01, 2017 at 08:27PM

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  • Posted by secnw3 January 08, 2018 at 11:14

    Street furniture (signs, boards, bins) etc. can be better placed and a set of rules should be developed to prevent them becoming obstacles for the blind or partially sighted. Enforcement and adherence should then be checked and fines imposed if repeated breaches occur. Well used access ways to stations and public transport or buildings should be kept clear as a mandated requirement.
  • Posted by Rae_E January 16, 2018 at 14:37

    I agree, There's an area close to me where, if a blind person were following the pavement 'bobble' to let them know where to cross the road, they would only cross straight into an A board, a bollard and a post.

    Also - there is so much visual litter - such a plethora of signs everywhere it is hard to take in the important ones. Can you make it a rule that people/ organisations HVAE to remove temporary signs as soon as their use is past? Planning notices, car parking suspensions, notices of events etc are the worst.

    Also - benches - see my comment in the 'places for all ages to come together. Places for people to sit, rest, and watch the world (and their neighbours) go by would be lovely.
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