BPA seeks respect for accessibility needs in latest ‘selfish parking’ campaign
The British Parking Association (BPA) has launched a new public information initiative to encourage motorists not to infringe parking provision for those with disability and accessibility needs.
The campaign, supported by Disabled Motoring UK and the Welsh Government, is the latest phase of the BPA’s ‘selfish parking’ campaign, which focuses on the importance of motorists respecting others, thinking before they park and not behaving selfishly.
First launched in 2020, in the wake of increased domestic traffic and parking at beaches and other beauty spots during the travel restrictions of the pandemic, the BPA’s wider ‘selfish parking’ campaign is informed by the organisation’s own research, which has shown the issue of selfish and anti-social parking is a major frustration for the public.
This latest strand of the campaign calls for motorists to think twice before misusing disabled parking spaces and Blue Badges, while also calling for more respect to be shown for those with wider accessibility needs and less-visible or hidden disabilities.
BPA members will be actively engaging stakeholders in their local areas to drive forward the messages of the campaign, with the organisation launching artwork to support the latest initiative. Download the BPA’s new campaign artwork here>>.
Campaign aligns with PATROL’s longstanding commitment to find solutions to pavement parking
PATROL supports the BPA’s new campaign and encourages all its local authority members to download the artwork for use in communications with the public and other stakeholders in their communities, both online and across offline channels (e.g. posters and leaflets).
The Joint Committee will soon be communicating further on its own long-standing campaign to promote effective solutions for the issue of pavement parking in England (outside London) and Wales.
This critical, long-unsolved traffic management issue impacts countless members of the public with disabilities and accessibility needs, so PATROL looks forward to working closely with the BPA in the future to find synergies between the two organisations’ campaigns.