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Pavements for pedestrians.

Byline: RETIRED MOTORIST

I HAVE to draw attention to the abuse of pavements, the unwillingness of many car owners to park in their drives and the wider and increasing problem of car traffic.

In all this the pedestrian is the loser.Sometimes I cannot walk on the pavement without having to step into the street to walk round a car or van.Mothers with even the simplest of pushchairs are obliged to zigzag their infant from pavement to road and back again where they can.

Turning into a drive, whether forward or in reverse, used to be a routine aspect of learner driving. Why then are there so many empty drives when cars are parked on the pavement?

I have only once seen a motorcyclist on a pavement but pedal cyclists routinely use them, while skateboards occasionally whiz past my window as I contemplate my garden. But cars on pavements are the main problem.

Can car owners be persuaded or cajoled into being more considerate of their neighbours?

RETIRED MOTORIST Waterloo
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Oct 11, 2008
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