Week of Action Monday 12th July – Sunday 18th July 2021
The Living Streets organisation is hoping to map some of the obstructions that clutter our pavements throughout this week. Can you help to highlight the problems which pedestrians face in and around Mill Road?
This is a great opportunity to highlight some of the major barriers to safe walking, especially for wheelchair users and others with disabilities as well as for parents with buggies. Click here to start mapping your local pavement-clutter.
If you can, please take some time, during the week, to record the locations of misplaced or broken street furniture and guard rails, A-boards cluttering narrow pavements, badly located bike racks, disused phone boxes, traffic signs or street lamps in the middle of pavements and other obstruction. Enter those details in the simple map provided, together with a photograph if you can take one.
Traders are permitted to place sign-boards, produce stalls, tables and chairs on their forecourt area. Often the only way to distinguish between the footway and the forecourt is a line of paving blocks. Take a look at the annotated photo, below.
We thank, David Stoughton, Chair, Living Streets Cambridge, for drawing this campaign to our attention.
Mill Roaders who have pushed buggies or wheelchairs along Mill Road pavements know that off-street parking causes problems. Sometimes the only way to negotiate the gaps is to push your child along the highway, at least for a short distance, if you are lucky enough to spot a gap in the traffic.