HIGHWAYS chiefs at the council are tackling an issue where cars are blocking pedestrian access on a Bracknell road.

Last week a resident posted on fixmystreet.com to complain about cars parking on the pavement on Broad Lane, which is south-east of the town centre and just north of Harmans Water.

The resident wrote: “There are always cars parked along Broad Lane taking up most of the pavement.

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“I have 2 children to take to school with 1 on a pushchair.

“How am I supposed to fit through these gaps?

“I thought footpaths were for people and roads were for cars but it seems I’m wrong.”

The resident has attached three pictures of the cars blocking the pavement.

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The images show at least seven vehicles including a van and four-by-fours parked on the pavement, leaving only a small gap which appears to be less than a metre-wide for pedestrians to walk on.

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The News asked BFC if it was aware of this issue, and what it could do as the highways authority in order to tackle the problem.

Andrew Hunter, Director of Place, Planning and Regeneration, said: “This is an issue we are aware of and the parking relates to a nearby housing development.

“We are in discussion with the management company of the development to explore opportunities to improve the situation, including an increase in parking capacity on the site.”