Living Streets is calling on councils to take action to clear pavements of poorly placed bins, A-boards and excessive signage, which make it difficult for people to walk and wheel their everyday journeys.  

It comes as new YouGov research finds that over one in four Brits (26%) would want to walk more if their streets were clutter-free.

The research also revealed the worst offenders for blocking up our pavements, with respondents citing cars blocking pavements (56%), poorly placed bins (41%) and badly-placed lampposts and signs (17%) as the three most common obstructions.

As well as impacting on people’s desire to walk their short journeys instead of driving them, cluttered pavements also prevent people with wheelchairs, buggies or Guide Dogs from getting around easily and safely. 

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Source: Living Streets